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Parasite (1982)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  12 March 1982 (USA)
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Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find away to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Glaudini ...
Dr. Paul Dean
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Ricus
James Davidson ...
Wolf the Merchant
Al Fann ...
Collins
Tom Villard ...
Zeke
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Chris
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Dana
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Miss Elizabeth Daley
James Cavan ...
Buddy
Joannelle Nadine Romero ...
Bo
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Arn
Natalie May ...
Shell
Cheryl Smith ...
Captive Girl
Joel Miller ...
Town Punk
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Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find away to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus and his rednecks and an evil government agent named Merchant. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Once it gets inside you, it will do anything to get out! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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12 March 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Parasite 3D  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The gas filling station that Paul stops for fuel is owned by the fictitious XYREX Corporation that he is running from. According to the sign post, the prices for the various fuels (in this 1992 post-nuclear world) cost $29.98 per-gallon for GasOil (diesel), $35.65 per-gallon for liquid methane, and $40.57 per-gallon for unleaded gasoline. He pays $105 for his fuel in silver coins. The Merchant who stops later at the station pays an unknown amount by a platinum credit card for methane which his car runs on. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, when the power goes out, James Davidson says 'there's a generator out back', yet when he goes to start it he goes to the basement. See more »

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Referenced in Splatterhouse (1988) See more »

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27 June 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Most people are only interested in this for the then unknown Demi Moore's appearance. Seeing her in her tight shorts made this worth a check.

The lack of cast was obvious. It's as if the producers were cutting costs in the middle of scenes. Keep changing the camera direction and maybe no one will notice the two cheap sets they kept using.

Robert Glaudini did an OK job with his role. Sometimes it seemed as if he was sleepwalking though. Some rumors flew around at one point that it was really David Carradine slumming, but nope.

Demi's acting hasn't changed much. She was a wide-eyed emotional type back then too. But she looked good because she looked NORMAL. Not so much enhancement if you get my drift.

But what was her character doing there anyway?

Lots of fire and threatening gestures. But the creature itself looked pretty good. And it mostly took place during a sunny day, which was kind of different.

But I agree with Chas. Balun. "Worth a look only if you see it in 3-D, FORGET the videocassette."


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