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Q (1982)

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New York police are bemused by a spate of reports of a giant flying lizard that has been spotted around the rooftops of New York, which they assume to be bogus until the lizard starts to ... See full summary »

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New York police are bemused by a spate of reports of a giant flying lizard that has been spotted around the rooftops of New York, which they assume to be bogus until the lizard starts to eat people. An out-of-work, ex-con piano player is the only person who knows the location of the monster's nest and is determined to turn the knowledge to his advantage, but will his gamble pay off or will he end up as lizard food? Written by Mark Thompson <mrt@oasis.icl.co.uk>

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You'll just have time to scream... before it tears you apart! See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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29 October 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Q: The Winged Serpent  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The undercover cop disguised as a mime artist is wearing an Amadeus t-shirt. This is from the popular Broadway play, which was running in 1982, and not the film version which came out two years after Q was released. See more »

Goofs

When Shepard visits the museum to ask about human sacrifices, the curator explains Aztec practices while gesturing and referring to the displays around them. These are however not Aztec, but North-Western Native American costumes and artifacts made at least 400 years later by a different culture thousands of miles to the North. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Quinn: Eat 'em! Eat 'em! Crunch crunch!
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Top Notch, a grade A+ SCI-FI Flick
13 March 1999 | by (waterbury,ct) – See all my reviews

This masterpiece of modern science fiction stands in a class all by itself. the story has a little something for everyone, it has humour,action and excitement, and most of all great special effects. This geat godzilla style 80's monster movie really hits the mark. Gigantic winged reptile stalking new york city reflects horror flicks of the 50's.Truly a cult classic. one of my favorites, I recommend this one to any fan of the genre. However, the squeamish should avoid at all cost.


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