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New york police are bemused by a spate of reports of a giant flying lizard that has been spotted around the rooftops of New york, which they assume to be bogus until the lizard starts to eat people. An out-of-work, ex-con piano player is the only person who knows the location of the monster's nest and is determined to turn the knowledge to his advantage, but will his gamble pay off or will he end up as lizard food?
You'll just have time to scream... before it tears you apart!
Release Date: October 08, 1982
Runtime: 93 mins
All Genres: Horror, Drama, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Buried.com Rating: 7.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With Q
MPAA Rating: R
Michael Moriarty ...Jimmy Quinn
Candy Clark ...Joan
David Carradine ...Shepard
Richard Roundtree ...Powell
James Dixon ...Lt. Murray
Malachy McCourt ...Commissioner
Fred J. Scollay ...Capt. Fletcher
Peter Hock ...Det. Clifford
Ron Cey ...Det. Hoberman
Mary Louise Weller ...Mrs. Pauley
Bruce Carradine ...The Victim
John Capodice ...Doyle
Tony Page ...Webb
Larkin Ford ...Curator
Larry Pine ...The Professor
Eddie Jones ...The Watchman
Shelly Desai ...Kahea
Lee Louis ...Officer Banyon
Fred Morsell ...First Robber
Ed Kovens ...Second Robber
Richard Duggan ...Construction Worker
Jennifer Howard ...Newscaster
David Snell ...Attorney
Larry Silvestri ...Policeman
Perry Genovese ...Policeman
Gabriel Wohl ...Policeman
Nancy Stafford ...Eyewitness
Bobbi Burns ...Sunbather
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Dick Di Bona
Salah M. Hassanein
Robert O. Ragland
More Movie Taglines:
- You'll just have time to scream... before it tears you apart!
- It's name is Quetzalcoatl... just call it Q, that's all you'll have time to say before it tears you apart!
- Jimmy Quinn: Eat 'em! Eat 'em! Crunch crunch!
Jimmy Quinn: Stick it in your brain. Your tiny little brain!
- The title 'Q' is short for Quetzlcoatl, the Aztec god who was half reptile and half bird.
This was the first production for the new AIP (Arkoff International Pictures).
Writer/director Larry Cohen, according to interviews, once looked at the Chrysler Building and said, "That'd be the coolest place to have a nest." This single thought was the idea which began the creation of this movie.
Pre-production for the movie lasted just one week. The film was conceived after Larry Cohen was fired from a low budget film shooting in New York. Cohen, determined not to waste the hotel room he had paid for, hired the actors and prepared a shooting script within six days.
With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the jewel store that the bad guys rob in the early part of the film is called "Neil Diamonds."
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