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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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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 ...
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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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Trivia

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 »

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Referenced in Psychos in Love (1987) See more »

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So Right
Written by Chuck McDermott
Performed by The Chuck McDermott Band
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I actually liked this one!
23 July 2003 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

This movie was pretty good to watch. It wasn't boring at all. The rats were very interesting. This is what really bought the movie out. I also thought the movie was comical. I searched hard for this movie until I only found it for rental at blockbuster video. I was hoping to own this movie also (it was good enough to be a part of my horror collection). My rating of this movie would be 7 out of 10 stars.


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