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Character: Samantha Grimm
Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Written by: Dave Callaham (screenplay & story), Wesley Strick
Produced by: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Laura Holstein, David Minkowski, Henning Molfenter, Thierry Potok, John D. Schofield, Jeremy Steckler, Matthew Stillman, John Wells
Other cast: Karl Urban, Dwayne Johnson, Deobia Oparei, Razaaq Adoti, Richard Brake, Dexter Fletcher
Release date: October 21, 2005 (U.S.) | December 2, 2005 (U.K.)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Running time: 105 min | 113 min (unrated)

Something has gone wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars. All research has ceased. Communication has failed. And the messages that do get through are less than comforting. It’s a level 5 quarantine and the only souls allowed in or out are the Rapid Response Tactical Squad – hardened Marines armed to the teeth with enough firepower to neutralize the enemy…or so they think.

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Character Quotes

Samantha Grimm: [about Carmack’s transformation] It may even be reversible…
Sarge: It’s irreversible.
Samantha Grimm: You don’t know that…
Sarge: Doctor-Carmack’s-condition-is-irreversible.
[turns to Carmack and raises his pistol]
Samantha Grimm: NO-!
[Sarge shoots Carmack]
Sarge: Because Carmack’s condition is that… he’s dead.

Samantha Grimm: 10% of the human genome is still unmapped. Some say it’s the genetic blueprint for the soul.

Samantha Grimm: You know, Duke, I bet secretly you’ve got a big heart.
Duke: Oh, yeah? Well, that ain’t the only secret big thing I got.
Samantha Grimm: Little rusty, huh?
Duke: [chuckles] Oh, lady, you have no idea.


“It’s pretty clear by now that characters in sci-fi movies have never seen a sci-fi movie.”
Mark Bernardin, Entertainment Weekly

“Videogame geeks and LAN-party enthusiasts everywhere, prepare to meet your Doom — because it’s really not all that bad.”
Justin Chang, Variety


• Rosamund Pike turned down the role of Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to work on both this movie and Pride & Prejudice.

• Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright were asked to polish the dialogue, but turned it down.

Awards & Nominations

Nominated Fangoria Chainsaw Awards – Chainsaw Award – Highest Body Count
Nominated Fangoria Chainsaw Awards – Chainsaw Award – Bloodiest Beatdown
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