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It Lives Again
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Director:
Writers:
Larry Cohen (based on characters created for the screen by)
Larry Cohen (written by)
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Release Date:
10 May 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The 'It's Alive' Baby is back... Only now there are three of them. See more »
Plot:
An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America. | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
There's a magic about the IT'S ALIVE films I love them and can't understand why people hate them See more (30 total) »

Cast

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Frederic Forrest ... Eugene Scott
Kathleen Lloyd ... Jody Scott

John P. Ryan ... Frank Davis

John Marley ... Mr. Mallory

Andrew Duggan ... Dr. Perry

Eddie Constantine ... Dr. Forest
James Dixon ... Det. Lt. Perkins
Dennis O'Flaherty ... Dr. Peters (as Dennis O' Flaherty)
Melissa Inger ... Valerie

Jill Gatsby ... Cindy (as Victoria Jill)
Bobby Ramsen ... Dr. Santo De Silva
Glenda Young ... Lydia
Lynn Wood ... Jody's Mother
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Greg Cannom ... Baby Monster (uncredited)
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Directed by
Larry Cohen 
 
Writing credits
Larry Cohen (based on characters created for the screen by)

Larry Cohen (written by)

Produced by
Larry Cohen .... producer
William Wellman Jr. .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
 
Cinematography by
Fenton Hamilton (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Curtis Burch  (as Curt Burch)
Louis G. Friedman  (as Louis Friedman)
Carol Oblath  (as Carol O'Blath)
Dennis Michelson (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Rick Baker .... special makeup
Greg Cannom .... special makeup effects: assistant to Rick Baker (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Doyle Toliver .... unit manager
Jack N. Young .... production manager: Tucson (as Jack Young)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Reid Freeman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ken Scrivener .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Lewis .... camera operator
Daniel Pearl .... additional photography
Robert K. Feldmann .... key grip: additional photography (uncredited)
Michael Ohrling .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Paul B. Clay .... music editor (as Paul Clay)
Laurie Johnson .... composer: additional music
Laurie Johnson .... conductor (as Mr. Johnson)
Laurie Johnson .... musical adaptation
Laurie Johnson .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Kerry O'Quinn .... music producer (uncredited)
Christopher Palmer .... music associate (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pamela Cohen .... assistant to producer
Vincent Fedrici .... production coordinator: Tucson
Peter Sabiston .... production executive
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"It's Alive 2: It Lives Again" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
91 min | France:68 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:18A (video rating) | Finland:(Banned) (1978) | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 (orginal rating) | Norway:16 (video premiere) | UK:15 | USA:R

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Trivia:
Cinematographer Daniel Pearl was called in as a replacement for the original cinematographer, who didn't much like Cohen's improvisational style and left the shoot.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The man who gives Jody the instructions for the pick up, tells her to go to the movies and go out fifteen minutes after the beginning. When she gets out, we can see that the movie ('Enter the Dragon') is running almost at the final sequences.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features It's Alive (1974)See more »
Soundtrack:
All Time LoserSee more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
There's a magic about the IT'S ALIVE films I love them and can't understand why people hate them, 7 January 2007
Author: safeinheaven (safeinheaven@hotmail.com) from Richmond, VA USA

It's Alive epitomizes the realization of the perennial fears: this could really happen and the (Frankenstien-esqe) ideal of setting something in motion that cannot be controlled or committing an act that you cannot repeal or take back. The First Its alive is truly an epic, we have Davis wanting to kill his monster-baby and evolving to the point of wanting to protect it--an adroit display of humanism. It Lives Again multiplies the fears of the first film exponentially by 3 (there are three babies) and the motives of the main characters evolve as well.

Part 3 still manages to pull on my heart-strings yet its tired-feeling. I look beyond the technical deficiencies of all three films and am captivated my their magic. Somehow fans allow themselves to watch King Kong 1933, Phantom of the Opera 1925, The Lost World 1925, and Niosferatu 1922 and three of these films don't have sound and all are shot in black and white and King Kong's effects are far out-dated. We have to look beyond a lot of things to really, to be carried away . . . too often our expectations are too high and we're not humbled in our approach to these genre pictures. A lot of us don't go to church because we feel its boring because there's nothing there . . . same with the movies . . . we have to allow ourselves to feel sometimes what's really there in order to love the films.

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