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Beware! The Blob (1972)

A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bobby Hartford (as Robert Walker)
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Lisa Clark
Richard Stahl ...
Edward Fazio
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Sheriff Jones
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Hair Stylist
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Chester Hargis
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Young Hobo
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Leslie
Marlene Clark ...
Mariane Hargis
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Joe, Ape-Suited Party Guest
J.J. Johnston ...
Deputy Kelly Davis
Danny Goldman ...
Bearded Teenager
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Deputy Williams
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Scoutmaster Adleman
Tiger Joe Marsh ...
The Naked Turk
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Storyline

A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

21 June 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Chip Off the Old Blob  »

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While still in production on "Beware! The Blob," writer and producer Anthony Harris was already preparing a sequel called "Curse of the Blob." See more »

Goofs

When Lisa supposedly drives at top speed in a panic through the town in her truck, you can see cars traveling on an overpass behind her truck at twice the speed she is, indicating the filmmakers simply filmed her driving normally and then sped the film up. See more »

Quotes

Edward Fazio: It's gonna be a better world without this thing.
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Connections

Features The Jack LaLanne Show (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Party Pooper
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User Reviews

Not the BEST horror movie ever made, but certainly not the WORST....
24 June 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

OK, I don't know why people knock this movie. I saw this when I was a kid, and it genuinely scared the crap out of me. I watch it now, and it still gives me the creeps in some scenes, the hippie getting his (final) haircut, for example.

I think Larry Hagman made this movie just to have some fun, and it clearly shows. I mean come on, where else are you going to see Burgess Meredith (God rest his soul) as a hippie? Some of the scenes were just plain hilarious, such as the scenes with Dick van Patten and the Boy Scouts, for example. Watching him talk to Lisa in the beginning, and getting annoyed at the scouts because of the "Kerbangers" later on, were terrific. I would have liked to have seen what happened to his character, but I guess we can figure it out for ourselves, eh?

Like I said, it looks like Larry and company had a lot of fun.

Give it a chance, and check it out. You won't be disappointed.

Kevin


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