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Endangered Species (1982)

About a retired New York cop on Vacation in America's West who is drawn into a female sheriff's investigation of a mysterious series of cattle killings.

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Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out visiting the town with his tomboy daughter. At first he tries to stay out of the case but finds himself involved after the mysterious death of his friend Joe Hiatt, the editor of the local paper whose theories about black helicopters have aroused the ire of cattle baron Ben Morgan. Trying miserably to stay sober, Castle finds himself back in danger and in love, as he and the sheriff work together to get to the bottom of the mystery, encountering incredible danger and resistance from the frightened locals. Written by Unknown

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What you don't know can kill you.


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10 September 1982 (USA)  »

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A Morte Vem do Céu  »

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Opening Weekend:

$624,041 (USA) (12 September 1982)

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$1,474,249 (USA)
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The character Susan is played by Heather Menzies-Urich, co-star Robert Urich's off-screen wife. Menzies is best known as Louisa, one of the children in The Sound of Music (1965). See more »

Quotes

Ruben Castle: Those two couldn't mutilate a hot dog without leaving tracks. This devil cult stuff is just to throw you off. You better keep looking, Sheriff.
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BOOZERS ARE LOOSERS
Composed and Performed by Hoyt Axton
Courtesy of Jeremiah Records
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Well-Made Sci-Fi Film
14 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Robert Urich and Jobeth Williams star in this fairly competant issue. Urich plays a single dad who while on vacation with his daughter starts to investigate a series of cattle mutilations. Good beginning and middle but ending could have been better.


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