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Writer:
Alfred M. Sweeney (screenplay)
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Release Date:
June 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Your vacation is about to end!!!
Plot:
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this is drive-in mana from heaven!!!!! See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sam Bottoms ... Greg Oliver

Susanne Reed ... Rachel McNamara
Virgil Frye ... Earl Sullivan
Kedric Wolfe ... Oscar Forbes

Charles Howerton ... Dr. David Whiting
Denise Hayes ... Iris Lee
Chuck Doherty ... Ed Bennett (as Charles Doherty)
Helen McNeely ... Louellen Bennett
Ken Metcalfe ... Mr. Holland
Randy Taylor ... Jimmy
Dave D'Martyn ... Tourist #1
Clem Persons ... Maintenance Man (as Clem Parsons)
Peter Cooper ... Nieberg (as Pete Cooper)
Katherine Scholy ... Darleen
Ken Petruic ... Harry
Bobby Greenwood ... Tourist #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Babb ... Newsman

R. Lee Ermey
Don Gordon Bell ... Drunk Party guest (uncredited)
Dorothy Burham ... Sandy Kane (uncredited)
Joe Crawford ... Extra (uncredited)
Phyllis Crawford ... Extra (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles B. Griffith 
 
Writing credits
Alfred M. Sweeney (screenplay)

Anne Dyer  uncredited

Produced by
Rolando S. Atienza .... executive producer (as Jack Atienza)
Jill Griffith .... associate producer
Manny Norman .... associate producer
Cirio H. Santiago .... producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
James Horner (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ricardo Remias  (as Rick Remington)
 
Film Editing by
Gervacio Santos  (as G.V. Bass)
R.J. Kizer (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Peque Gallaga  (as Maurice Gallagher)
 
Art Direction by
Ben Otico 
 
Production Management
Marty David .... production manager
Steven Kovacs .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leo Martinez .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Willie Arce .... sound (as Willie Archer)
 
Special Effects by
Santos Hilario .... special effects (as Sandy Hill)
Robert Short .... special effects
Chris Walas .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Arce .... underwater camera operator
Proceso Lázaro .... camera operator: second unit (as Ross Lazarus)
Patric J. Abaravich .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Restie Umali .... composer: additional music (as Russell O'Malley)
Restie Umali .... musical director (as Russell O'Malley)
 
Other crew
Bert Amazan Jr. .... script supervisor (as Bert Mars Jr.)
Peque Gallaga .... underwater director (as Pete Gallagher)
Sammy Umali .... production coordinator (as Sam O'Malley)
Kent Adamson .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jurassic Jaws" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia:
New World Pictures double-billed this feature with the superior David Cronenberg film The Brood (1979).See more »
Quotes:
Tourist:Oh my God, it's a monster fish!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Aquanoids (2003)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
this is drive-in mana from heaven!!!!!, 25 February 2010
Author: robertrmeiers from United States

of course this film is not Oscar worthy, it's meant to be seen while under the influence of miller highlife and columbian gold! this kind of movie is that made going to the drive-in so much damn fun back in my youth.roger corman should have just taken each ticket holder out behind the theater and robbed them at gunpoint. he is the p.t. barnum of our time. i remember seeing the awesome poster back in high school and i was there opening night. sure the poster was way more exciting than the actual film but it's bad in a very fun way un-like straight to video junk of today. i laughed my butt off at this film then and still enjoy the hell out of it now that in my forties. fire up your DVD player( and a fatty wouldn't hurt) and prepare for a blast!!!

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