MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,155 this week

Slither (1973)

 -  Comedy | Thriller | Crime  -  7 March 1973 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 775 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 5 critic

While searching for a small fortune of embezzled money, an ex-con, a small-time bandleader, his doting wife and a kooky drifter find themselves being followed. Their chase takes them to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
S
a list of 343 titles
created 17 Feb 2012
 
a list of 1621 titles
created 02 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1090 titles
created 20 Nov 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 2623 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Slither (1973)

Slither (1973) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Slither.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Kitty Kopetzky
...
Mary Fenaka
...
Vincent J. Palmer
Richard B. Shull ...
Harry Moss
...
Man with Ice Cream
Seamon Glass ...
Farmer in Truck
Wayne Storm ...
Highway Patrolman
Diana Darrin ...
Band Singer
...
Buddy
Edwina Gough ...
Bingo Player
Al Dunlap ...
Man in Men's Room
James Joseph ...
Short Order Cook
Virginia Sale ...
Bingo Caller
Edit

Storyline

While searching for a small fortune of embezzled money, an ex-con, a small-time bandleader, his doting wife and a kooky drifter find themselves being followed. Their chase takes them to trailer camps, bingo halls, laundromats and ultimately, a showdown with a group of unconventional bad guys. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Kopetzky & Kanipsia together at last. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 March 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Slither  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

During the period the film was set, the USA was changing its road marking from white to yellow. In various shots on country roads, you can make out the same section of road having white center stripes one minute and yellow the next. It is possible that the road had its lines repainted during the filming. See more »

Quotes

Kitty Kopetzky: It's working man, you're playing right into their hands
Dick Kanipsia: What's working, who's hands?
Barry Fenaka: [holding a shotgun] Not this kid anyway.
Kitty Kopetzky: That's not going to do any good. If you all calm down I can explain the problem here.
Dick Kanipsia: Oh, I'd bet you can.
Mary Fenaka: I... I'd like to hear.
Kitty Kopetzky: Don't be so god-dammed cynical, you know there's some things you're never going to understand. First time I laid eyes on those two black objects out there I knew what was happening, because I can see the obvious whereas you people try to look ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Followed by Slither (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

One O'Clock Jump
by Count Basie
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not Funny, Not That Good
8 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoy quirky movies, but more importantly, I enjoy movies that have a well-developed plot line. This movie is the former but not the latter. I'm not going to get into the details of the plot line because, though complex, it ends up being basically pointless. This is a movie that epitomizes the expression: "It's not the destination, but the journey, that counts." Sorry, but I only spend my hard-earned money and time on films that have a destination, that have some reason for existing. This one doesn't seem to. What is the appeal that this obscure movie holds for so many people? If a bordeline-slapstick storyline with strange but uninteresting characters is what counts for originality in film, then that must be why almost every review of this I have read says it's terrific. Evidently, it is a comedy, but I did not laugh once. Obviously, I must be missing the part of the brain that all these other reviewers have that makes them find this downright hilarious. There are some terrific actors here: James Caan, Peter Boyle, Sally Kellerman, and they can turn in good performances blindfolded, so their work here is what keeps this from being a totally bad film. Only Allen Garfield's scuzzy character showing up late in the film kept me interested. They should have just made a movie about him, instead. This movie is not a sleeper, it is a movie that's just asleep.


7 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD? derekwh
Howard Zieff is passed, alas. rmyers7
How did it end? halcarter
Location Help (Closing Chase Scene) dlaurice
Why is the movie called SLITHER? MrDeltoid77
Discuss Slither (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?