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Director:
Writers:
H.G. Wells (portion of novel)
Bert I. Gordon (screenplay)
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Release Date:
18 June 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
One Taste Is All It Takes! See more »
Plot:
Morgan and his friends are on a hunting trip on a remote Canadian island when they are attacked by a swarm of giant wasps... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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Pretty Stupid, But Fun If That's What You Want See more (54 total) »

Cast

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Marjoe Gortner ... Morgan

Pamela Franklin ... Lorna

Ralph Meeker ... Bensington

Jon Cypher ... Brian

Ida Lupino ... Mrs. Skinner
John McLiam ... Mr. Skinner

Belinda Balaski ... Rita
Tom Stovall ... Thomas
Chuck Courtney ... Davis
Reg Tunnicliffe ... Ferry Attendant
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Directed by
Bert I. Gordon 
 
Writing credits
H.G. Wells (portion of novel)

Bert I. Gordon (screenplay)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Bert I. Gordon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elliot Kaplan 
 
Cinematography by
Reginald H. Morris (director of photography) (as Reginald Morris)
 
Film Editing by
Corky Ehlers 
 
Casting by
Betty Martin 
 
Art Direction by
Graeme Murray 
 
Makeup Department
Salli Bailey .... hairdresser (as Sally Bailey)
Thomas R. Burman .... special makeup artist (as Tom Burman)
Phyllis Newman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Salvatore Billitteri .... in charge of post-production
Flora M. Gordon .... unit production manager (as Flora Gordon)
Robert J. Koster .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gavin B. Craig .... second assistant director (as Gavin Craig)
Marianne Dolen .... dgc trainee
Flora M. Gordon .... assistant director (as Flora Gordon)
 
Art Department
John Stark .... set director
John Stooshnov .... property master
Reg Tunnicliffe .... assistant props
 
Sound Department
George Mulholland .... sound mixer
Rob Young .... boom man
 
Special Effects by
Tom Fisher .... special effects
John Thomas .... special effects
Keith Wardlow .... special effects
Rick Baker .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bert I. Gordon .... special visual effects (as B. I. Gordon)
Jody Richardson .... visual effects coordinator
Erik von Buelow .... miniature designer (as Erik Von Buelow)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David R. Anderson .... gaffer: British Columbia (as Dave Anderson)
Dave Clark .... still photographer
Art Collier .... best boy
Ron Gillham .... key grip (as Ronnie Gillham)
Tim Hogan .... dolly operator
Pat Hollywell .... key grip: British Columbia
Gundar Lipsbergs .... second assistant cameraman
Brian Montague .... gaffer
Rod Parkhurst .... camera operator
Dalibor Roas .... technician: Cinemobile
Thom Ryan .... first assistant cameraman (as Tom Ryan)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ilse Richter .... wardrobe (as Ilsa Richer)
Bob Watts .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Bill Berry .... negative cutter
Tom Finan .... assistant editor (as Thomas Finan)
 
Transportation Department
Bob Bowe .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Cathy Buchanan .... first aid
James Chaikin .... production assistant
Duncan Daneault .... auditor (as Duncan E. Daneault)
Eunice Forester .... assistant to producer
Carol Gordon .... location coordinator: Canada
Peter Grant .... production assistant
Sharon Hall .... production assistant
Margaret Hanly .... script supervisor (as Margaret Hanley)
Burt I. Harris Jr. .... production assistant
Jacques Khouri .... location coordinator: Canada
Ann Lander .... publicist
Jacob Roueche .... production assistant
James R. Westwell .... location auditor (as Jim Westwell)
David Sheldon .... production executive (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"H.G. Wells' The Food of the Gods" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-18 (cut) (1977) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1977) | Germany:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (original rating) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video re-rating) | USA:PG

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Trivia:
Oversized reproductions of worms, chickens, wasps and rats were used to create the gigantic creature effect. Six different mechanized rat heads and four human-motivated rat costumes were also employed.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Morgan first meets Mrs. Skinner's Rooster, the legs (from the knees down) are visible of the crewmember wielding the giant chicken head.See more »
Quotes:
Mr. Skinner:Anything happen today, sir?
Ferry Attendant:Happen?
Mr. Skinner:Like unusual.
Ferry Attendant:Well, a man was killed stag hunting on one of the islands. Fell off his horse. You mean unusual like that?
Mr. Skinner:Not exactly.
Ferry Attendant:I saw the body. His two friends brought him across. All swollen and ugly. You know what I mean?
Mr. Skinner:I don't suppose his friends said anything about... seeing some big things? Did they? Anything of that sort, sir?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Pretty Stupid, But Fun If That's What You Want, 14 October 2010
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A group of people, somehow associated with a football team, go to an island for a getaway. Well, they picked the wrong time for vacation because someone on the island has developed a new kind of food that causes the animals to grow to gigantic sizes. Great if you're raising cattle, not so great when the rats find it.

Inspired by H. G. Wells, directed by B-movie legend Bert Gordon, and starring a young pre-Dante Belinda Balaski, this film is pretty much exactly what you might expect it is. There have been plenty of large animal horror or sci-fi films, both before and after this one. Is this one of the better ones? Who's to say?

The film is good for what it is: people fighting large rats. Sure, it's silly and kind of cheesy, but isn't that what you expect from sci-fi films of the time period, especially the giant animal variety? I can't say this movie had anything special about it, but it sure wasn't terrible, either.

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