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Deadly Eyes (1982)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1 April 1983 (USA)
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Contaminated grain breeds overgrown, killer rats in this Golden Harvest production. Dachshunds were dressed up as rats for the special effects.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Groom ...
Paul Harris
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Kelly Leonard
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George Foskins
Cec Linder ...
Dr. Louis Spenser
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Trudy White
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Martha
James B. Douglas ...
Mel Dederick
Lee-Max Walton ...
Tim Harris
Joseph Kelly ...
Matt
Kevin Foxx ...
Hoserman
Jon Wise ...
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Wendy Bushell ...
Liz
Charles Jolliffe ...
Henry Younger
Dora Dainton ...
Mrs. Trumbull
Michael Fawkes ...
Motorman
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Storyline

Corn grain contaminated with steroids produces large rats the size of small dogs who begin feeding on the residents of Toronto. Paul, a college basketball coach, teams up with Kelly, a local health inspector, to uncover the source of the mysterious rat attacks and they eventually try to prevent the opening of a new subway line as well as find the mutant rats nest quickly, or there will be a huge massacre of the entire city! Written by Matt Patay

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Tonight they will rise from the darkness beneath the city... to feed!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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1 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Rückkehr der Killerratten  »

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CAD 1,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The giant rats, in full shots, were actually Dachshunds dressed in rat suits. Detailed puppets were used in close shots (especially in the scenes of their gnawing on victims). See more »

Goofs

When a man locks himself in the train car to get away from the rats, there is a faint dog barking sound. Dachshunds were used to play the rats and dressed in rat suits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fear in the Dark (1991) See more »

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Written by Chuck McDermott
Performed by The Chuck McDermott Band
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dog food
7 November 2009 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Yeah the movie sucks but we had a great time making it.

I got thrown through a glass window, hurled down a flight of stairs, and had dog food and corn syrup plastered on my face so the dogs would "eat" me...

I gotta tell ya, the dogs were treated like kings.

Each dog could only work 2 hours and they could only shoot for 5 minutes at a time.

They all had air conditioned kennels.

The humans on the other hand... well we just had to fend for ourselves...

George "Stompy" Hollo


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