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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
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Dr. John Ridge
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Dr. Fay Chantry
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Bradley
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The Admiral - Sir Geoffrey
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Sir Henry Leyton
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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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One of 13 titles included in Avco Embassy's Nightmare Theater package syndicated for television in 1975, and the sole British one. See more »

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Could have been so much better
19 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Being a fan of the 1970's BBC 'Doomwatch' series, I had always wanted to see this film but never got the chance. At Last I caught it on the TV the other day and I have to say I felt let down. Obviously money was in short supply and the production values were not noticeably better than the TV version, but at least the story was far more low-key and thoughtful than most of the horror/sci-fi films we have to suffer. I found myself constantly comparing it to some of Nigel Kneale's output, and in many ways it stood up quite well. One final point - I wonder how John Paul (the main character in the BBC version) felt at having to play a rather distant second fiddle to the 'star' Ian Bannen?


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