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Deadly Eyes (1982)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 April 1983 (USA)
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 ...
Skip
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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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 »

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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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Very familiar but OK
4 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rats eat corn which inexplicably is coated with steroids and grow into large rats with nasty tempers, huge teeth and seem even more intelligent. Science teacher Sam Groom and health official Sara Botsford find out and try to save the city (carefully not named but it was filmed in Toronto).

The plot is old hat but this is reasonably well done. The script is OK and the acting is pretty good (especially Botsford). But what really makes me give this a 7 is the rats. Yes, I know they're dogs in rat suits but they look convincing and the scenes of them chasing victims are scary. Also the attack scenes (especially the one in the theatre) are vicious, bloody and very gory.

So a worthwhile movie for horror fans--especially those who like early 80s horror (like me). But if rats bother you, stay far away from this!


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