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The Clonus Horror (1979)

Politicians scheme to clone themselves, assuring immortal life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Knight
Rick DiAngelo ...
Guide #1
Guide #2 (as Gene Glazer)
Paulette Breen ...
Tim Donnelly ...
Richard (as Timothy Donnelly)
George / George Walker
Keith Langsdale ...
Guide #3
Zale Kessler ...
Larry Manning ...
Guide #4
William Bufkin ...
Tony Haig ...
Boyd Holister ...
Eddie Carroll ...
Doctor (as Eddy Carroll)


A young man escapes from a government-run project called 'Clonus' only to find out that Jeff Knight (Peter Graves), a presidential candidate, is conspiring to keep Clonus a secret. Top government officials are aware of it and support the super-secret project, because they are cloning themselves to live longer and better lives at the expense of their slave-like clone counterparts. Ethical and moral values are explored as the escapee known as Richard (Tim Donnelly) returns to Clonus, only to find his girlfriend lobotomized for government security purposes. Written by Mary Lou Tringali / G3K

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WARNING: The shock and horror of this film is unusually intense. It is not a film for the faint-hearted. See more »


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Release Date:

August 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Clonus  »

Box Office


$257,000 (estimated)

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title was originally to be "Clonus". The distributor wanted to change the title to "Parts" and then decided to combine the titles. See more »


At the start of the foot race at the supposedly secluded Clonus campus, a vehicle drives by in the distance on the left-hand side of the screen. See more »


Jeff Knight: I think it's time I start paying back this country for some of the good things it's given me.
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30 April 2000 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

The beginning of this movie had me doubting that it would be little more than a typical B sci-fi flick. But, as it progressed I began to get interested and I saw the whole thing through. The premise is interesting, original, and has the makings of making a classic. Alas, it instead ended up a mediocre movie, done in by the usual factors which turn a potentially good movie into a bad movie (bad acting, low budget etc.). I'm interested to see how this would turn out if it were remade with good actors and a big hollywood budget.

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