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Alligator (1980)
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Alligator (1980) Ramon the alligator is flushed down the toilet as a baby and grows into a gargantuan monster by eating the corpses of laboratory animals who have undergone dubious hormone experiments, thus providing all the ecological and social subtext that one could possibly wish for, even if one doesn't normally go for films about giant alligators eating people left, right, and center--which is the inevitable and tragic result of Ramon's decision that the outside world looks rather more interesting than the sewers....

Movie Tagline:
Beneath Those Manholes, A Man-Eater Is Waiting ...

Title: Alligator
Release Date: July 02, 1980
Runtime: 91 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Buried.com Rating: 6.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A

MPAA Rating: R

Lewis Teague

Robert Forster ...David
Robin Riker ...Marisa
Michael V. Gazzo ...Chief Clark (as Michael Gazzo)
Dean Jagger ...Slade
Sydney Lassick ...Gutchel (as Sidney Lassick)
Jack Carter ...Mayor
Perry Lang ...Kelly
Henry Silva ...Brock
Bart Braverman ...Kemp
John Lisbon Wood ...Mad Bomber
James Ingersoll ...Helms
Robert Doyle ...Bill
Patti Jerome ...Madeline
Angel Tompkins ...Newswoman
Sue Lyon ...ABC Newswoman
Leslie Brown ...young Marisa
Buckley Norris ...Bob
Royce D. Applegate ...Callan
Tom Kindle ...Announcer
Jim Brockett ...Gator Wrestler
Simmy Bow ...Seedy
Jim Boeke ...Shamsky
Stan Haze ...Meyer
James Arone ...Sloan
Peter Miller ...Sgt. Rice
Pat Petersen ...Joey
Micole Mercurio ...Joey's Mother (as Micol)
Frederick Long ...Sparks
Ed Brodow ...Ross
Larry Margo ...Stanley

» [more cast members]

Robert S. Bremson
Brandon Chase
Tom Jacobson
Mark L. Rosen

John Sayles
John Sayles
Frank Ray Perilli

Craig Hundley

More Movie Taglines:
  • Beneath Those Manholes, A Man-Eater Is Waiting ...
  • He's Up From the Sewers And Nobody's Safe ...
  • It lives 50 feet beneath the city. It's 36 feet long. It weighs 2,000 pounds...And it's about to break out!
  • A FRIGHTENING movie with a sense of FUN!
  • It's 36 feet long, weighs 2000 pounds, lives 50 feet below the city. Nobody knows it's down there except the people it eats.
Movie Trivia:
  • Graffiti on a wall in a sewer at the end of the film reads "Harry Lime Lives," a reference to the character from The Third Man (1949) who is chased through the sewer system of Vienna in that film.
  • The first victim's name is Edward Norton. "The Honeymooners" (1955) features a sewer worker of that name.
  • The proceeds that John Sayles earned from his screenwriting duties were used to finance Return of the Secaucus Seven (1980).
  • The shot of the swat team emerging from the sewers looked so real that people actually thought they were terrorists and some even called the police.
  • Robert Forster was recovering from a case of spinal meningitis when principal filming began.
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