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Night of the Lepus (1972)

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Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the southwest!!

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Cole Hillman
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Sheriff Cody
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Walker (as G. Leroy Gaintner)
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Storyline

Cole Hillman's Arizona ranch is plagued with 'mongrel' rabbits, and he wants to employ an ecologically sound control method. As a favor to college benefactor Hillman, college president Elgin Clark calls in zoologist Roy Bennett to help. Bennett immediately begins injecting rabbits with hormones and genetically mutated blood in an effort to develop a method of disrupting rabbit reproduction. One of the test subjects escapes, resulting in a race of bloodthirsty, wolf-sized, man-, horse-, and cow-eating bunnies. Eventually the National Guard is called in for a final showdown with the terrorizing rabbits. Written by Jeff Hole <jeffhole@aol.com>

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They were born that tragic moment when science made its great mistake... now from behind the shroud of night they come, a scuttling, shambling horde of creatures destroying all in their path. See more »


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4 October 1972 (USA)  »

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Rabbits  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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Posters for the film didn't feature any rabbits. Marketers feared that audiences wouldn't take the film seriously if they found out about the giant killer rabbits too quickly. See more »

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When Cole calls the sheriff from the rural phone booth, the sheriff tells him to stay there and he'll have a car pick him up. But Cole never tells him where he is. See more »

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Husband in Car: Picking up no strangers, Susan. I said that when we left Denver, and I'm sticking with it. Especially a man carrying a gun!
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1 December 2003 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

Anyone who has ever worked with animals knows how difficult it can be "Rabbits" was a very difficult film to do> WE worked in tremendous heat conditions and had hundreds of rabbits to deal with It was a fun film for the trainers I think because no one has done a horror film before with rabbits> Take the silly stuff away and its a fun film.


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