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The Food of the Gods
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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:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(10 articles)
User Reviews:
Loved this film! Here's why................ 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

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)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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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Aspect Ratio:
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:
Penultimate film for Ida Lupino. Her last movie, My Boys Are Good Boys (1978), would also co-star Ralph Meeker.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:
Morgan:When I swear out charges with the district attorney, I'll know who to name.
Jack Bensington:What the hell are you talkin' about?
Morgan:Second-degree murder, I guess that's what they'll call it. My friend was killed by your wasps yesterday afternoon.
Jack Bensington:They're not my wasps!
Morgan:Well if you own the stuff that made them grow, I guess you're liable for whatever they do.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blow Out (1981)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Loved this film! Here's why................, 29 April 2009
Author: Lloyd Hansen from United States

I first saw this movie at the local drive-in theater when I was about 13yrs old. It scared the you-know-what out of me back then. I just rented the DVD and sitting there on my sofa, in my mid 40s I enjoyed it all over again! Sure, it's silly....very "B-rated" type film....but if you just accept that going into it, you won't be disappointed. In this day of Computer Generated garbage, it's refreshing to see REAL special effects. The rats are still scary some 30 years later!

Rent it, enjoy it for what it is: a campy, silly scary movie. I just love it! It saddens me to see that it's made it's way onto several "worst movie" lists. Relax people, enjoy it!

I've gotta go....I think I hear rats coming.....

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