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Laserblast (1978)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1 March 1978 (USA)
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A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transform him into a grotesque killer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Milford ...
Billy Duncan
Cheryl Smith ...
Kathy Farley
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Tony Craig
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Sheriff
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Deputy Pete Ungar
Barry Cutler ...
Deputy Jesse Jeep
Mike Bobenko ...
Chuck Boran
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Froggy
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Colonel Farley
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Doctor Mellon (as Roddy McDowell)
Rick Walters ...
Mike London
Simmy Bow ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Franny Walton
Wendy Wernli ...
Carolyn Spicer
Michael Barrere ...
Hip Kid (as Michael Bryar)
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Storyline

Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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alien | desert | gun | laser gun | laser | See more »

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The Original Sci-Fi Classic! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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1 March 1978 (USA)  »

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Alienígenas na Terra  »

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Trivia

The stop-motion alien models were designed by David Allen and Jon Berg, and constructed by Berg. Although Allen is generally credited with the alien puppet animation, it was largely done by Randall Cook, who worked without credit. See more »

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When Billy first visits Kathy's house, he puts on his shirt just after he gets out of his van. In the next shot, as he gets to the front yard, he is carrying his shirt, which he puts on as he enters the yard. See more »

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Roddy McDowall's name is spelled McDowell at the end. See more »

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Referenced in The House on Sorority Row (1983) See more »

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weird and many plot holes...but entertaining in different ways
27 April 2012 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

i must be out of my mind giving this movie a rating a 10 out of 10 stars. people might say that i'm crazy, but i realize why Leonard Maltin decide to give this movie a rating 2 1/2 stars for this movie. it's not really bad at all...

the problem with the movie is there is no actual story and reasons to why all the incident happens involving the laser gun. And yet, who the f**k are the aliens???? but to my opinion, are these problems important enough to be questioned?? errr...what i meant is some things should not be taken seriously, it is not important for the director to explain who are the aliens and why the laser gun was left on earth. but the most important thing is how the aliens going to get back the laser back and what will happen if the laser gun falls into the hands of human. this is what the film trying to explain. this is a very simple movie and has couple of action scene which is good. Laserblast is more likely a drama to me, not an action movie.

remember, this is no Star Wars, this is just a simple movie about a story about the life of a man who accidentally found the laser gun. Please reconsider this movie again fellas....give it a chance


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