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Zaat (1971)

 -  Fantasy | Sci-Fi  -  January 1971 (USA)
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A mad scientist transforms himself into an aquatic killer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marshall Grauer ...
Wade Popwell ...
Paul Galloway ...
Gerald Cruse ...
Sanna Ringhaver ...
Dave Dickerson ...
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Deputy Sheriff (as Archie Valliere)
Nancy Lien ...
Girl Camper
Russell Holcomb
Gloria Brady
Del Galloway
Hal Nearhoof
Jim Merrill ...
Boy on porch
Elizabeth Barton ...
Girl on porch
Bob Knowles
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Storyline

A mad scientist (and apparent former Nazi) unleashes his master plan: to transform himself into a mutated walking catfish, gain revenge on those who have spurned him, and kidnap nubile young women to similarly transform so that he can breed. Or something like that. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Is the monster man... fish... or devil? See more »

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Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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January 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attack of the Swamp Creatures  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was shot in 1971 and had a limited release in the American South that year, but it would be nearly four years before it saw any wide release. See more »

Goofs

In one wide shot of the creature returning to the lab, he is wearing tennis shoes. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Leopold: The formula they all laughed at - Z sub A, A sub T... ZaAt!
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Ten out of Ten!
21 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

Wow! I watched this movie several times, because it was awesome. I really laughed throughout the entire movie! Fighting scenes without hitting, terrible soundtrack, people acting worse than the TNA Wrestling contestants, the lead actor visibly waiting for his cue AND a dragging, unconvincing sentimental scene at the end. This movie has it all. It really is THE flick for some late night entertainment with no suspense, only kick-ass slap-stick scenes put together. Of course this was not the intention of the makers, but with their budget, you can hardly expect anything more. This movie has an enormous cultural value. Although I agree with the IMDb's 1.7 for it's genre (horror/thriller) it deserves a ten for bringing joy and laughter in the world.

Thanks Don Barton, I enjoyed every moment!


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