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Parasite (1982)

Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Glaudini ...
Dr. Paul Dean
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Ricus
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Collins
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Zeke
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Chris
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Dana
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Miss Elizabeth Daley
James Cavan ...
Buddy
Joanelle Romero ...
Bo (as Joannelle Nadine Romero)
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Arn
Natalie May ...
Shell
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Captive Girl
Joel Miller ...
Town Punk
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Storyline

Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, 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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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,000,000
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Trivia

Demi Moore met first husband-to-be Freddy Moore on this shoot. See more »

Goofs

When the first gang member gets infected by the parasite, they refer to it several times as 'that thing on his arm' despite the fact that it is on his chest. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Hunt for the House on Cuckoo Lane (2011) See more »

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A couple of fun moments
4 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

No, this is not a very good movie at all. However, I saw it when it was first released in 1982 in 3D, and not once since then, and I still remember some creepy scenes. The big gross-out in the movie -- when the dripping parasite falls down on you from the ceiling in 3D!! -- had me squirming in my seat in 1982.

I saw a number of films during the short-lived 3D revival of the early '80's, and, believe me, there were very few kick-ass uses of the 3D effect anywhere, but Parasite had one of the better ones. (Most of the other good 3D moments are in House of Wax with Vincent Price. Even Hitchcock couldn't figure out what to do with the gimmick.)

By the way, in 1982 no one had ever heard of Demi Moore. Did we predict big things for her after seeing her in this? Yeah, right.


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