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Release Date:
12 March 1982 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Once it gets inside you, it will do anything to get out! See more »
Plot:
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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Unlike Demi, has aged poorly... See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (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
Joannelle Nadine Romero ... Bo

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 artist
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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
85 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blood Massacre (1991)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Unlike Demi, has aged poorly..., 18 January 2006
Author: A_Roode from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Let's take a moment for total and complete honesty: there is essentially no reason for you to go through the same pain that I have just done. Avoid 'Parasite' like the plague it is and lead a much happier life. Friends, I watch these films to protect you. They've taken their toll and done irreparable damage to my psyche. Make my sacrifice worthwhile and don't follow in my footsteps. If there were -- and this is a very big if -- any reason to watch 'Parasite' I will suggest three. They are as follows:

1. This is one Demi Moore's first films. Die hards might want to watch her in this although I hope they possess better judgement.

2. Fans of gore might find it interesting since the pay-offs are frequent -- albeit extremely well telegraphed -- and gruesome.

3. 3-D made a return to theatres briefly in the eighties and fans of the sub-genre might want to check it out.

Unfortunately my three reasons can be quickly countered. Moore isn't bad but she's still working on her craft here. I also suspect that this is one of those films where a fresh young actor concedes that, yes, the film is total garbage but hey, I'm in the pictures ma! Top of the World! Demi was just working on her reel and building some footage to use as audition material for superior projects.

3-D is an interesting sub-genre but a movie that employs the technique suffers damage at the same time. Very rarely has it been done well (Hitchcock's 'Dial M for Murder) and very often it has been done poorly. The main weakness is that it tends to telegraph when a 3-D scene is about to happen. If things are starting to go slo-mo, break out the glasses. In the 50's it was quaint; in the 80's just corny and bad. 'Parasite' is one of those films in a distinct class. It managed to rekindle and destroy the 3-D gimmick in the painful stretch of 84 minutes.

Which brings me to the part of my review I like to call 'product endorsement': I was able to last through this movie by using a DVD player that has a countdown clock feature. There was comfort to be had in knowing that I only had to tough it through another *shudder* forty-three minutes.

The acting in 'Parasite' is about what you would expect from Z-Grade garbage like this. Actually, that's not entirely fair and I should give credit where it is due. The cast is mostly game for the film and put up a brave performance in spite of ludicrous script and story elements. Unfortunately for us this film is a horrendous and cheesy 'Alien' rip-off. Or 'Alien' meets 'Mad Max' rip-off since they throw in the post-apocalyptic wasteland thing. and the biker gang. And the goofy costumes.

Many movies are so bad they are funny. This is not. It's just plain bad.

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