Endangered Species (1982 film)

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Endangered Species
Endangered Species FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byAlan Rudolph
Produced byCarolyn Pfeiffer
Written byAlan Rudolph
John Binder
Judson Klinger
Richard Clayton Woods
StarringRobert Urich
JoBeth Williams
Paul Dooley
Hoyt Axton
Peter Coyote
Marin Kanter
Gailard Sartain
Dan Hedaya
Harry Carey, Jr.
John Considine
Music byGary Wright
CinematographyPaul Lohmann
Edited byTom Walls
Distributed byMGM/UA Entertainment Co
Release date
September 10, 1982
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,474,249

Endangered Species is a 1982 science fiction film starring Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams, Peter Coyote and Hoyt Axton, that was directed and co-written by Alan Rudolph.


Thriller about a New York ex-cop and a female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out visiting the town with his tomboy daughter. At first he tries to stay out of the case but finds himself involved after the mysterious death of his friend Joe Hiatt, the editor of the local paper whose theories about black helicopters have aroused the ire of cattle baron Ben Morgan. Trying miserably to stay sober, Castle finds himself back in danger and in love, as he and the sheriff work together to get to the bottom of the mystery, encountering incredible danger and resistance from the frightened locals.


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