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Science Fiction
Based onLifeboat
by Alfred Hitchcock
Written byJay Roach
Pen Densham
Alfred Hitchcock (story)
Harry Sylvester (story)
Directed byRon Silver
StarringRon Silver
CCH Pounder
Robert Loggia
Jessica Tuck
Ed Gale
Adam Storke
Stan Shaw
Kelli Williams
Composer(s)Mark Mancina
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Scott Brazil
Pen Densham
Richard Barton Lewis
John Watson
Producer(s)Tim Harbert
Mark Stern
Jay Roach (co-producer)
Joe Montrone (associate producer)
Bob Weber (associate producer)
Robert A. Halmi (senior producer)
CinematographyRobert Steadman
Editor(s)Alan Baumgarten
Running time90 minutes
Production company(s)Trilogy Entertainment Group
RHI Entertainment
DistributorSonar Entertainment
Original networkFox Network
Picture formatColor
Audio formatDolby
Original releaseJune 28, 1993

Lifepod is a 1993 television film reworking of the Alfred Hitchcock film Lifeboat. It starred Ron Silver, Robert Loggia, Kelli Williams & C. C. H. Pounder, with Silver also directing. It aired on Fox Network in June 1993. Lifepod moved the action from an ocean-bound lifeboat on Earth to a spacecraft's escape pod, with the characters the survivors of a sabotaged spacecraft.


On Christmas Eve 2168 AD, a ship traveling through space suffers a critical malfunction. [1] Eight guests and crew escape to a lifepod, just before the spaceship explodes, killing all others on board.

The survivors attempt to broadcast a distress signal and wait for rescue. As the days wear on, the lifepod suffers a series of setbacks and malfunctions: air and heat become limited, along with food and potable water. As supplies dwindle, the survivors debate whether, to conserve their supplies, they should prematurely end the life of a critically injured survivor who is consuming a disproportionate amount of supplies.

One morning, the survivors wake up to discover their critically injured crewmate dead. The survivors realize there is a killer hiding among them on the lifepod. Eventually the survivors realize that its possible that one of the people in the Lifepod could have sabotaged the spacecraft, and who wouldn't balk at killing them to keep himself alive.


  1. ^ "Film: Lifepod". TV Tropes. 28 June 1993. Retrieved 7 September 2015.

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