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Doomwatch (1972)

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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Dr. Del Shaw
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Victoria Brown
John Paul ...
Dr. Quist
Simon Oates ...
Dr. John Ridge
Jean Trend ...
Dr. Fay Chantry
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Bradley
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The Admiral - Sir Geoffrey
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Constable Hartwell
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Mrs. Betty Straker
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Sir Henry Leyton
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Vicar
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Brewer
Constance Chapman ...
Miss Johnson
Michael Brennan ...
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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An ecological nightmare gone berserk! See more »


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January 1976 (USA)  »

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Island of the Ghouls  »

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Based on a BBC TV series in production, it uses four of the regulars from the show but largely sidelines them in featured roles, having a new character played by Ian Bannen as the lead alongside Judy Geeson's local schoolteacher, who aids him on Balfe. See more »

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Featured in Judy Geeson: Inseminoid Girl (2004) See more »

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Good Not Great
22 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An outsider visits a remote isolated village that has seemingly shunned the modern life. Doctor Del Shaw, an investigator from the British ecological watchdog group nicknamed Doomwatch, is sent to the island of Balfe, to file a report on the effects of a recent oil tanker spill.

First of all, I am not familiar with the show on which this is based. So I can't speak to how accurately they stuck to those themes and whatnot. But I suspect that there is not really a need to do that.

Overall, it is a good science fiction or horror story, but not a great one. There are not many memorable scenes, and this just is not going to be on anyone's must-see list. Clearly it would make a good double feature with "The Wicker Man", but that is the best thing I can think to use it for.


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