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Release Date:
12 March 1982 (USA) See more »
Once it gets inside you, it will do anything to get out! See more »
Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Robert Glaudini ... Dr. Paul Dean

Demi Moore ... Patricia Welles

Luca Bercovici ... Ricus
James Davidson ... Wolf the Merchant
Al Fann ... Collins
Tom Villard ... Zeke
Scott Thomson ... Chris

Cherie Currie ... Dana

Vivian Blaine ... Miss Elizabeth Daley
James Cavan ... Buddy

Joanelle Romero ... Bo (as Joannelle Nadine Romero)

Freddy Moore ... Arn
Natalie May ... Shell
Cheryl Smith ... Captive Girl
Joel Miller ... Town Punk

Directed by
Charles Band 
Writing credits
Alan J. Adler  &
Michael Shoob  &
Frank Levering 

Produced by
Charles Band .... producer
Richard Marcus .... associate producer
Michael Wolf .... associate producer
Irwin Yablans .... executive producer
Original Music by
Richard Band 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg 
Film Editing by
Brad Arensman 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
Art Direction by
Pamela B. Warner 
Set Decoration by
Robert Howland  (as Robert L. Howland)
K.C. Scheibel  (as Karen C. Scheibel)
Costume Design by
Lesley Neufeld  (as Lesley Lynn Nicholson)
Makeup Department
Karen Kubeck .... makeup department head
Peter Tothpal .... hair stylist
Allan A. Apone .... special makeup effects (uncredited)
Production Management
J. Larry Carroll .... production supervisor
Charles Newirth .... unit production manager (as Charles J. Newirth)
Joseph Wolf .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Betsy Magruder .... second assistant director
Peter Manoogian .... first assistant director
Art Department
Marcus Drury .... assistant set decorator
Deborah Harris .... assistant set decorator
Robert Howland .... property master (as Robert L. Howland)
K.C. Scheibel .... assistant art director (as Karen C. Scheibel)
Brian Hanish .... props: biocanister (uncredited)
Sound Department
Don Cahn .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Kahn)
Warren Chadwick .... looping editor
Jim Cook .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Hanes .... boom operator
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bob Harmon)
Robert Jansen .... assistant sound editor
Richard Raderman .... supervising sound editor
Wendi Jill Raderman .... assistant sound editor
Allan Schultz .... sound editor (as Alan Schultz)
James Thornton .... sound mixer (as James Thorton)
Special Effects by
Lance Anderson .... designer & creator: parasite effects
Richard Davison .... parasite effects assistant
Roger George .... pyrotechnician
James Kagel .... designer & creator: parasite effects
Francisco X. Pérez .... parasite effects assistant (as Francis X. Carriosa)
Douy Swofford .... special effects prop designer
Michiko Tagawa .... parasite effects assistant
Alan Taylor .... parasite effects assistant
Douglas J. White .... special effects (as Doug White)
Stan Winston .... designer & creator: parasite effects
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steven D. Chambers)
Steve M. Davison .... stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Hugh Hooker .... stunts (as Hugh M. Hooker)
Chris Howell .... stunts
Rick Seaman .... stunts (as Richard D. Seaman)
Harry Wowchuk .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Buckley .... best boy electric
Alan Caso .... electrician
Tony Cunha .... still photographer (as Anthony Cunha)
Warren Burke Gerrard .... electrician (as 'Burke')
Richard Groetchen .... gaffer (as Richard H. Groetchen)
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... best boy grip (as Dwight J. La Vers)
Ron McCausland .... key grip (as Ronald J. McCausland)
Woody Perkins .... grip (as Haywood Perkins)
David Smith .... first assistant camera
Michael Wilson .... second assistant camera
Terry Wimmer .... grip (as Terrance Paul Wimmer)
Editorial Department
Julie Ahlberg .... post-production coordinator (as Julie Bilson)
Susan Dudeck .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Richard Band .... conductor
Donald W. Ernst .... music editor (as Don Ernst)
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Roger Mattmuller .... technician: cinemobile
Other crew
Alan J. Adler .... production associate
Bennah Burton-Burtt .... assistant to producer (as Bennah Burton)
Chris J. Condon .... additional 3-D consultant
Chris J. Condon .... stereovision 3-D camera & optics designer
Susan Deutsch .... production assistant
Debra Dion .... production coordinator
Gabriel Elias .... production assistant
Richard Fezzey .... production assistant
Veronica Flynn .... script supervisor
Eric A. Holst .... production assistant (as Eric Holst)
Susan Jeter .... production assistant
Shirley Johnson .... production assistant
Michael Lacoe .... production assistant
Randall Larsen .... 3-D consultant
Steven Logan .... production assistant
Ricardo Méndez Matta .... craft service (as Ricardo Mendez)
Amy Rabins .... production executive
John Rhode .... location manager
Barbara Slifka .... production secretary (as Barbara J. Slifka)
Lisa Zeigler .... craft service (as Lisa D. Ziegler)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Parasite 3D" - USA (poster title)
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85 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Originally shown in 3D.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991)See more »


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An 80's farce of the future!, 30 August 2015
Author: Brian T. Whitlock (GOWBTW) from WILMINGTON, NC

The future, only time will tell what could happen then. Well, the USA has become a total wasteland, and the government is making the biggest cover up in its whole life. Of course, the government is not running the show, it is run by an organization called the Merchants. One doctor(Robert Glaudini), creates an organism that is capable of doing exactly harm to the degeneration populace. He infects himself on purpose so he could study further, and then destroy it. He runs afoul of hooligans and a pursuer name Wolf(James Davidson), who works for the Merchants. After the hooligans steal the canister, thinking it's vital, they were in for the shock of their lives. Now it's up to the doctor, a lemon farmer(Demi Moore, in her debut) and a shop owner to take charge of the menace that is threatening the town. "Parasite" was a 3D put on. And it was most likely to be a teaser of a film. Plenty of action, and plenty of cheese. Most likely make you want to take better care of your health and life. It's not for germaphobes. 2 out of 5 stars.

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