Taglines: What you don’t know can kill you.
Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as 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.
Endangered Species is a 1982 science fiction film. It was directed and co-written by Alan Rudolph. The film starring Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams, Paul Dooley, Hoyt Axton, Peter Coyote, Marin Kanter, Dan Hedaya and John Considine.
Endangered Species (1982)
Directed by: Alan Rudolph
Starring: Robert Urich, JoBeth Williams, Paul Dooley, Hoyt Axton, Peter Coyote, Marin Kanter, Dan Hedaya, John Considine
Screenplay by: Alan Rudolph, John Binder
Production Design by: Trevor Williams
Cinematography by: Paul Lohmann
Film Editing by: Tom Walls
Costume Design by: Betsy Cox
Set Decoration by: R. Chris Westlund
Music by: Gary Wright
Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists
Release Date: September 10, 1982