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The Mutations
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Release Date:
25 September 1974 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature...... it can be HORRIFYING! EVEN TO THEM!
Plot:
Scientist experiments with crossing humans and plants, for which he uses his students. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Great movie See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Donald Pleasence ... Professor Nolter

Tom Baker ... Lynch
Brad Harris ... Brian Redford
Julie Ege ... Hedi

Michael Dunn ... Burns
Scott Antony ... Tony

Jill Haworth ... Lauren
Olga Anthony ... Bridget
Lisa Collings ... Prostitute
Joan Scott ... Landlady
Toby Lennon ... Tramp
John Wireford ... Policeman
Eithne Dunne ... Nurse
Tony Mayne ... Dwarf Tony
Molly Tweedlie ... Dwarf Molly
Kathy Kitchen ... Midget Kathy
Fran Fullenwider ... Fat Lady
Lesley Roose ... Skinny Lady
Fay Bura ... Bearded Lady
Bob Bura ... Fire Eater
O.T. ... Human Pincushion
Madge Garnett ... Monkey Woman
Willie Ingram ... Popeye
Hugh Baily ... Pretzel Boy
Félix Duarte ... Frog Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Esther Blackmon ... Alligator Girl
Richard Davies ... Doctor
Harry Fielder ... Barker at Funfair (uncredited)
Pepe Poupee ... Rogue Scientist (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Audience Member (at Freak Show). (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jack Cardiff 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Mann  (as Edward Mann)
Robert D. Weinbach 

Produced by
J. Ronald Getty .... executive producer
Brad Harris .... associate producer
Herbert G. Luft .... associate producer
Robert D. Weinbach .... producer
 
Original Music by
Basil Kirchin 
Jack Nathan (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Paul Beeson 
 
Film Editing by
John Trumper 
 
Casting by
Sally Nicholl 
 
Art Direction by
Herbert Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Josie MacAvin 
 
Makeup Department
Kathleen Freeborn .... makeup assistant
Robin Grantham .... makeup assistant
Susie Hill .... hair stylist
Charles E. Parker .... special makeup
 
Production Management
Alfred W. Marcus .... production manager (as Al Marcus)
Jack Smith .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Dunbar .... assistant director
Ray Freeborn .... second assistant director
Gareth Tandy .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Bob Devine .... construction manager
John Lageu .... assistant art director
Josie MacAvin .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Peter Bond .... assistant dubbing editor
Danny Daniel .... sound recordist
Brian Ford .... sound mixer
Stan Haines .... boom operator
Ted Karnon .... sound mixer
Mike Le Mare .... dubbing editor
Austin Partridge .... sound maintenance
 
Special Effects by
Mike Hope .... special effects
 
Stunts
Eddie Powell .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Cardiff .... camera operator: second unit
John Jay .... still photographer
John May .... supervising electrician
Ken Middleham .... time lapse photography
Ray Sturgess .... camera operator
David Worley .... camera focus
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paul Vachon .... wardrobe master
Joanna Wright .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
David Beesley .... second assistant editor
Russ Woolnough .... first assistant editor (as Russell Woolnough)
 
Music Department
Jack Nathan .... music associate
 
Other crew
Pamela Allen .... secretary to executives
Mary Lou Cohen .... assistant to producer
Jeanne Ferber .... production secretary
Lynda Levy .... producers asssistant
Lynda Levy .... secretary to the producer
William Mahiger .... assistant to producer
Doreen Soan .... continuity
Ray Tranter .... production accountant
 

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Runtime:
92 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Iceland:16 | Norway:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16
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According to Tom Baker, while filming he and Willie Ingram, who went by the stage name "Popeye" for his strange ability to make his eyes pop far out of their sockets, used to frequent a bar across the street between shooting scenes. During one such outing a waitress made it clear through her attitude that she didn't approve of Baker, who is white, being friends with Ingram who is black. So to get back at her Ingram would make his eyes pop out when she would pass the table causing her to completely freak out, and then go back to normal while he and Baker would pretend nothing happened as she tried to point it out to other waitresses and patrons.See more »
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Referenced in Horror Business (2005) (V)See more »

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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Great movie, 21 February 2006
Author: dr_gonzo

Ignore the uptight weirdo who spends 10,000 words bashing this movie. It's very enjoyable as long as you're a fan of the genre. With many gratuitous LSD references and a real live carnival freak show, how can you go wrong?

If you thought Swamp Thing was too intellectual and The Fly was just too gross, this movie might definitely be for you. One of many human-cross-animal or plant movies, what causes this one to stand out is the overall creepiness of Donald Pleasance and, basically, the entire plot (what you can make of it).

Time-lapse photography inserted for no particular reason just adds to the fun.

The people who made this movie must have had a blast and so will you as long as you're not some amateur wannabe film critic. Sheesh!

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