Peter Benchley's Creature is a made for TV movie released in 1998. It is based on a 1997 novel by Peter Benchley, the author of the well known Jaws. The film was directed by Stuart Gillard and written by Rockne S. O'Bannon. The film stars Craig T. Nelson as Dr. Simon Chase, a man striving to find a cure for cancer through marine research. This quest leads him to an abandoned military research center. At the base, he learns a terrifying breed of shark-like monsters were created in a freak accident while researchers were trying to develop a new weapon to use in Vietnam. They are threatening the natives of the island as well as the doctor and his family, and it is up to Dr. Chase to stop them. The film also includes Kim Cattrall as Dr. Amanda Mayson and Colm Feore as Admiral Aaron Richland. A thrilling movie for fans of the sea-creature horror genre.