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This article is about the 1993 film. For escape pods, see escape pod. For the 1981 film, see Lifepod (1981).
Based on Lifeboat
by Alfred Hitchcock
Written by Jay Roach
Pen Densham
Alfred Hitchcock (story)
Harry Sylvester (story)
Directed by Ron Silver
Starring Ron Silver
CCH Pounder
Robert Loggia
Jessica Tuck
Ed Gale
Adam Storke
Stan Shaw
Kelli Williams
Composer(s) Mark Mancina
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Allan Sandler
Cinematography Steve Dubin
Running time 90 minutes
Distributor Fox Broadcasting Company
Original network Fox Broadcasting Company
Original release
  • 28 June 1993 (1993-06-28) (USA)

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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