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Tentacles (1977)
"Tentacoli" (original title)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  15 June 1977 (USA)
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Several people disappear from and at the sea. Their bodies are found gnawed to the skeleton, even the marrow is missing. The scientists have no idea which animal could do such things. Dr. ... See full summary »

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Tillie Turner
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Will Gleason
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Mr. Whitehead, President of Trojan Construction
Delia Boccardo ...
Vicky Gleason
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John Corey
Alan Boyd ...
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Sherry Buchanan ...
Judy
Franco Diogene ...
Chuck
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Don
Helena Mäkelä ...
Jane's Mother
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Sheriff Robards
Alessandro Poggi
Roberto Poggi
Giancarlo Nacinelli
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Several people disappear from and at the sea. Their bodies are found gnawed to the skeleton, even the marrow is missing. The scientists have no idea which animal could do such things. Dr. Turner begins to suspect that the company which builds a tunnel beneath the bay might have poisoned the environment and caused an octopus to mutate to giant dimensions. Just at the same time a great sailing regatta with many children is started - among them Turner's nephew Tommy. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Each year 10,000 tourists visit Ocean Beach. This summer Ocean Beach has attracted SOMETHING ELSE! See more »


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15 June 1977 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film's distributor offered theatres a promotional poster that listed several points about octopuses, including the fact that they can reach sizes of over 38 feet from arm to arm. See more »

Goofs

Although the title of the film is "Tentacoli" ("Tentacles"), and it is about a murderous giant octopus, octopuses do not have tentacles, they have arms. Scientifically, the definition of "tentacle" is commonly accepted as an elongated structure with suckers at the very tip. A squid normally has two tentacles, along with many arms, but octopuses do not have tentacles. See more »

Quotes

Ned Turner: Will, I've herad the suckers on a tentacles are like the claws on a tiger.
Will Gleason: Compared to suckers on a tentacle, claws are nothing Mr. Turner.
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Referenced in Charade (1984) See more »

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The Octopus First Victim
Music by Stelvio Cipriani
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So bad it's funny!
30 October 2002 | by (Mechanicsville, VA USA) – See all my reviews

This one is fun to watch just to see the old stars who should have faded away instead of getting old in this picture. It's so bad, it's funny and makes for a great comedy as long as you're not trying to pay too much attention. The camera shots are the best, never quite getting the stars completely IN the shot. I'm sure they wish they weren't in the shots at all. If you've got time to kill and some friends who like to make fun of bad movies, wrap your tentacles around this one. Ha-ha-ha! Ok, it wasn't funny, but this movie definitely is.


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