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Doomwatch (1972)

PG  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  January 1976 (USA)
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The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.

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Victoria Brown
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Hartwell
Shelagh Fraser ...
Mrs. Straker
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Sir Henry Leyton
Joseph O'Conor ...
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Brewer
Constance Chapman ...
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Tom Straker
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Bob Gillette
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The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.

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Simon Oates was working elsewhere when the film was mooted, and originally turned it down. Tigon came back to him with a larger pay offer, and he agreed to feature. He was later dismissive of the film, feeling he had accepted more out of financial consideration than artistic merit. See more »

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Probably the most realistic movie about the environment ever
9 July 2004 | by (Zwolle) – See all my reviews

Whenever I want to watch a late-night BBC movie, I always check the IMDb site first to find out if it is worth to stay up for. At first I had my doubts about this one, but I'm certainly glad to have seen it.

Without being patronizing, idealistic or action filled, this movie is the most realistic movies about the environment. Some might say it lacks gore and monsters, but that is not the point of this film. It has interesting twists and turns and the characters all are reacting very unexpected. Again, this may confuse the average Sylvester Stallone fan, but for me it was very pleasant to see a movie with intelligent plot.

The movie could be seen as some thriller/horror crossover, but the strange thing about this one is that the story isn't about zombies and that it has a unsatisfying ending, which is good. No pointing fingers, no big stormy weather scenes and no action hero stuff.

If you hated "The day after tomorrow", you'll like this one. Cause this one might prove that environmentalists aren't always right...

I give this one a 8/10


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