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Virtual Obsession is a 1998 science fiction television film directed by Mick Garris and starring Peter Gallagher and Mimi Rogers. It is based on the novel Host by Peter James.

Virtual Obsession
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Directed byMick Garris
Produced byTed Babcock
Mick Garris
Stephanie Germain
David A. Rosemont
Peter Sadowski
Robert M. Sertner
Randy Sutter
David C. Thomas
Frank von Zerneck
Screenplay byPreston Sturges Jr.
Mick Garris
Based onHost
by Peter James
StarringPeter Gallagher
Mimi Rogers
Music byNicholas Pike
CinematographyShelly Johnson
Edited byPatrick McMahon
Distributed byAmerican Broadcasting Company
Release date
February 26, 1998[1]
Running time
180 min
CountryUnited States



Scientist Joe Messenger has created a supercomputer controlling the city's utilities. Juliet Spring, a computer technician who becomes Joe's assistant, is incurably ill and plans to transfer her consciousness to Joe's supercomputer.[1]



Virtual Obsession was filmed in Provo and Salt Lake City, Utah.[2]


The film was first broadcast on ABC on Thursday, February 26, 1998, from 8-11 p.m.[2] It has been rerun on cable TV under the title Host.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Dargis, Manohla. "Movie Reviews". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  2. ^ a b Scott, Tony (1998-02-25). "Virtual Obsession". Variety. Retrieved 2018-09-21.