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Writer:
Joseph Stefano (written by)
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Release Date:
28 April 1977 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
An unknown terror stalks a ski resort! See more »
Plot:
A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Bo Svenson ... Gar Seberg

Yvette Mimieux ... Ellen Seberg
Robert Logan ... Tony Rill

Clint Walker ... Sheriff Paraday

Sylvia Sidney ... Mrs. Carrie Rill
Thomas Babson ... Buster Smith (as Thomas W. Babson)
Jacquie Botts ... Betty Jo Blodgett
Kathy Christopher ... Jennifer
Jamie Jamison ... John Cochran
Richard Jamison ... Ben Cochran
Liz Jury ... Mrs. Blodgett
Richard Jury ... Charlie Braintree (as Ric Jury)
Rob McClung ... Deputy #2

Annie McEnroe ... Heidi (as Anne McEncroe)
Victor Raider-Wexler ... Deputy Holt
Prentiss Rowe ... Billy the Bell Captain
Michael J. London ... The Snowbeast
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Daniel Mandehr ... Ski Instructor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Herb Wallerstein 
 
Writing credits
Joseph Stefano (written by)

Produced by
Wilfred Lloyd Baumes .... producer (as Wilford Lloyd Baumes)
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Prince 
 
Cinematography by
Frank Stanley (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dennis Mosher 
Carroll Sax 
Neil Travis (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Sam Christensen 
 
Art Direction by
Steven P. Sardanis  (as Stephen Sardanis)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Gould 
 
Costume Design by
Guy C. Verhille  (as Guy Verhille)
 
Makeup Department
Dee Manges .... makeup artist
Peggy Shannon .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mitchell L. Gamson .... production manager (as Mitchell Garrison)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Grillo .... assistant director
George R. Meek .... assistant director
 
Art Department
William A. Petrotta .... property master (as Bill Petrotta)
 
Sound Department
Pat Mitchell .... sound (as Patrick Mitchell)
Shawn Johnstone .... location sound recordist (uncredited)
Nobuko Oganesoff .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Marlowe Newkirk .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Ryan .... photography: second unit (as Paul G. Ryan)
John White .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephen Lodge .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Sherrie Sanet .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor (as Dan Carlin)
 
Transportation Department
Joe Sawyers .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Nicholas Batchelor .... production assistant
Wilfred Lloyd Baumes .... title designer (as Wilford Lloyd Baumes)
Jeffrey M. Hayes .... production associate (as Jeffrey Hayes)
Hudson Hickman .... production associate
Harry Kohoyda Jr. .... production accountant
Karen Rasch .... script supervisor
Shirley Snyder .... production coordinator
Diana Weatherill .... assistant to producer (as Diana Aretio)
Douglas S. Cramer .... dialect coach (uncredited)
 

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USA:86 min
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Trivia:
Based on the Bigfoot creature that was seen for over 100 years in Colorado and the Pacific Northwest. 'Joseph Stefano' wrote the script taking much of the information from Roger Patterson's encounter with a Bigfoot in 1967.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Tony is searching for Jennifer (the lost skier) going down the hill his jacket repeatedly goes from open to closed between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Sheriff Paraday:I understand she was a guest at your ski lodge. I was hoping you could help me idenify her.
Tony Rill:I must have seen her somewhere. Maybe I will recognize her when I see her face.
Sheriff Paraday:She does not have one.
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Jaws on the Slopes, 23 April 2005
Author: hdavis-29 from Ontario, Canada

For a low budget, made-for-TV movie from 1977, this one packs quite a wallop. Sure, we never really get to see the monster and there is an abundance of non-professional extras on hand, but the lead performances (Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux and Clint Walker) are just fine. There are two very strong qualities which take this film into the recommendable range. One is the excellent location photography. Sure, the Colorado mountains are gorgeous, but the stedicam work around the slopes really add to the tension. Second is the musical score. It is just excellent, so far about the norm for a TV movie of the era. I don't have the composer credit at hand, but it's my guess that there was a connection between him and Joseph Stefano, who wrote the film and was a veteran of Outer Limits, also noted for its engaging musical score. Anyway, between the music and the swooping camera work, this film is often genuinely creepy, almost from the first few minutes. And bless her sweet soul, isn't Yvette gorgeous? She sure grew from the Time Machine into a beautiful woman. Final word: it's hard not to notice the plot similarity between this feature and Jaws. Made two years after the Spielberg classic, we're still dealing with a monster on the loose and a town that doesn't want to admit it for fear of losing tourist dollars. Maybe Jaws on the Slopes would be a good subtitle here.

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