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13 May 1977 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher George ... Steve Buckner

Leslie Nielsen ... Paul Jenson

Lynda Day George ... Terry Marsh

Richard Jaeckel ... Prof. Taylor MacGregor

Michael Ansara ... Daniel Santee

Ruth Roman ... Mrs. Shirley Goodwyn

Jon Cedar ... Frank Young
Paul Mantee ... Roy Moore
Walter Barnes ... Ranger Tucker

Andrew Stevens ... Bob Denning

Susan Backlinie ... Mandy Young
Kathleen Bracken ... Beth Hughes

Bobby Porter ... John Goodwyn

Michelle Stacy ... Little Girl
Michael Andreas ... Sheriff Bert
Jan Andrew Scott ... Helicopter Pilot
Gil Lamb ... Old Man in Bar
Garrison True ... TV Announcer
Gertrude Lee ... Tucker's Wife Lena
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Clifford ... (uncredited)
Walt Gorney ... Sam (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Girdler 
Writing credits
William W. Norton (screenplay) (as William Norton) &
Eleanor E. Norton (screenplay)

Edward L. Montoro (story)

Produced by
Edward L. Montoro .... producer
David Sheldon .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
Cinematography by
Robert Sorrentino 
Film Editing by
Bub Asman 
James Mitchell 
Casting by
Marvin Paige  (as Marvin Page)
Makeup Department
Graham Meech-Burkestone .... makeup creator
Production Management
Clarence Eurist .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Morris R. Abrams .... assistant director (as Morris Abrams)
Scott U. Adam .... assistant director (as Scott Adams)
Billy Ray Smith .... assistant director
John R. Woodward .... second assistant director
Art Department
James Biggs .... property master
Sound Department
Glenn E. Anderson .... sound mixer (as Glenn Anderson)
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects (as Fred Brown)
Thomas Cunliffe .... boom operator
Lionel LaVallee .... boom operator
Al Overton .... sound mixer
Max Burney .... location sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Sam Burney .... special effects
Monty Cox .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Asbjornsen .... assistant camera: second unit
John Asman .... assistant camera: second unit
Bruce Birmelin .... still photographer
Jim Dunn .... key grip
Larry Edwards .... gaffer
Frank Laviers .... assistant camera
J. Michael McClary .... assistant camera: second unit (as John Michael McClary)
Tom McHugh .... camera operator: second unit
Michael Montoro .... grip
Gil Valle .... best boy grip
Gary Western .... best boy electric
Jim White .... second assistant camera
John White .... first assistant camera
Daniel Pearl .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael R. Faeth .... costumer (as Michael Faeth)
Nancy Sales .... costumer
Editorial Department
Charles Tetoni .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
Transportation Department
Mike Clifford .... transportation chief (as Michael Clifford)
Other crew
Barbara Clark .... script supervisor: second unit
Mike Clark .... technical coordinator (as Michael Clark)
Monty Cox .... animal furnisher
Monty Cox .... animal trainer
Dick Drake .... animal owner and trainer: additional animals
Diane Grigg .... production secretary
Dennis Grisco .... animal owner and trainer: additional animals
Jan Heininger .... production assistant
Joanne Montoro .... production secretary
Don Record .... title designer
Bob Riedell .... animal owner and trainer: additional animals (as Bob Riedell)
Sally Roddy .... script supervisor
Lou Schumacher .... animal furnisher
Lou Schumacher .... animal trainer
Judy Sorrentino .... production secretary
Ken Swerilas .... production accountant
George Toth .... animal owner and trainer: additional animals
Garrison True .... dialogue coach
John R. Woodward .... production assistant (as John Woodward)

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97 min
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Did You Know?

The "grizzly bear" that Leslie Nielsen fights is actually a North American cinnamon bear.See more »
Plot holes: Ozone-layer depletion affects more than animals; it affects plants, too. Yet, in the movie, the plants seem to be in good condition.See more »
Paul Jenson:If there's a God left up there to believe in. My father who art in heaven you've a made a jack ass out of me for years. Neville's God, that's the God I believe in! You see what you want you take. You take it! And I am going to do just that!See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Day of the Animals, 23 July 2003
Author: kita117 from Maryland

I actually liked this movie even though it was slow at certain times. It was on the same level as grizzly as being a good movie to own. I just found out that it was on DVD, so I will definitely buy it eventually. I love killer animal movies and this one gives me a good show. My rating *** out of *****.

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