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Screamers (1979)
"L'isola degli uomini pesce" (original title)

 -  Action | Horror  -  June 1981 (USA)
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Credited cast:
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Amanda Marvin
Claudio Cassinelli ...
Lt. Claude de Ross
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Beryl Cunningham ...
Shakira
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Prof. Ernest Marvin
Franco Iavarone ...
José
Roberto Posse ...
Peter
Giuseppe Castellano ...
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Franco Mazzieri ...
François (as Francesco Mazzieri)
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Jim Alquist ...
James (US version) (as James Alquist)
Eunice Bolt ...
Samantha (US version)
Tom J. Delaney ...
Patterson (US version)
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Radcliffe (US version)
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Decker (US version)
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Storyline

After their prison ship sinks in the Caribbean, a group of prisoners and a doctor wash ashore on a seemingly deserted island. They soon discover a strange couple, who invite them to stay at their house. While the prisoners try to plan an escape, the doctor does some investigating, and soon finds out just what the pair are really doing, and why the prisoners keep disappearing mysteriously. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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They Fight and Live on the Bottom of the Ocean ... See more »

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Action | Horror

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June 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Island of the Fishmen  »

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Future director, then head of publicity and marketing Jim Wynorski is the one who came up with the title change and tagline, and did additional filming, in order for this to be known as Screamers in the United States. See more »

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Don't Judge A Film By It's Cover
4 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie surprised me. The box is misleading, the tagline is misleading and the costumes and tone of the film are misleading. The movie is quite gory, well-acted and beautifully shot. The special-effects are top-notch and seem to be ahead of their time, until you realize this movie came out in 1979, not in 1963 like it's tone would suggest. It is a unique take on the Dr. Moreau story, and one of the better versions filmed. The first fifteen minutes are the highlight and the most shocking, but the film doesn't ever really fall apart. Definitely worth-seeing if you are a fan of dramatic costume/horror classics and gore-fests.


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