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Writer:
Larry Cohen (writer)
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Release Date:
29 October 1982 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
You'll just have time to scream... before it tears you apart! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Cohen does Corman See more (78 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Moriarty ... Jimmy Quinn

Candy Clark ... Joan

David Carradine ... Shepard

Richard Roundtree ... Powell
James Dixon ... Lt. Murray

Malachy McCourt ... Commissioner
Fred J. Scollay ... Capt. Fletcher
Peter Hock ... Det. Clifford
Ron Cey ... Det. Hoberman

Mary Louise Weller ... Mrs. Pauley
Bruce Carradine ... The Victim

John Capodice ... Doyle
Tony Page ... Webb
Larkin Ford ... Curator

Larry Pine ... The Professor

Eddie Jones ... The Watchman

Shelly Desai ... Kahea
Lee Louis ... Officer Banyon
Fred Morsell ... First Robber
Ed Kovens ... Second Robber
Richard Duggan ... Construction Worker
Jennifer Howard ... Newscaster
David Snell ... Attorney
Larry Silvestri ... Policeman
Perry Genovese ... Policeman
Gabriel Wohl ... Policeman

Nancy Stafford ... Eyewitness
Bobbie Burns ... Sunbather (as Bobbi Burns)

Directed by
Larry Cohen 
 
Writing credits
Larry Cohen (writer)

Produced by
Larry Cohen .... producer
Dick Di Bona .... executive producer (as Richard de Bona)
Paul Kurta .... associate producer
Dan Sandburg .... executive producer
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer (uncredited)
Salah M. Hassanein .... line producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Robert O. Ragland 
 
Cinematography by
Fred Murphy (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Armond Lebowitz  (as Armand Lebowitz)
 
Casting by
Michael A. Candela (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Dennis Eger .... special makeup
Steve Neill .... special makeup effects (uncredited)
Rick Stratton .... special makeup effects (uncredited)
 
Production Management
David Kern .... post-production supervisor
Peter Sabiston .... production executive
Michelle Solotar .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ira Halberstadt .... second assistant director
Dennis Murphy .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Nicholas Gould .... props (as Nick Gould)
John Loggia .... assistant props
 
Sound Department
Jeffrey Hayes .... sound mixer (as Jeff Hayes)
Jane Landis .... boom operator
Anthony Milch .... sound effects (as Tony Milch)
Jerry Mosely .... sound effects
Sandy Berman .... sound designer (uncredited)
Don Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Lee Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
T.A. Moore Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Aiko .... additional modelmaker
David Allen .... special visual effects
Randall William Cook .... special visual effects (as Randy Cook)
Roger Dicken .... additional modelmaker
Dennis Gordon .... additional modelmaker
Peter Kuran .... special visual effects
Deed Rossiter .... additional modelmaker
 
Stunts
Peter Hock .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Blum .... second grip
Don Cerrone .... key grip
Phil Clark .... grip: second unit
Stefan Czapsky .... gaffer
Yuri Denysenko .... assistant camera: second unit
Morris Flam .... electrician
Tom Hurwitz .... additional photographer
Frederick Iannone .... assistant camera (as Fred Iannone)
Konstantin Jekov .... clapper loader
Joseph Mangine .... additional photographer (as Joe Mann)
Daniel Pearl .... additional photographer
Mike Trim .... electrician
Oliver Wood .... additional photographer
Matthew Dorsey .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Michael A. Candela .... casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Timothy D'Arcy .... wardrobe
Lee Schattino .... wardrobe assistant (as Lee Schettino)
 
Editorial Department
Jim Finn .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arlon Ober .... music editor (as Arlen Ober)
 
Other crew
Maryse Alberti .... production staff
Anthony Baldasare .... production assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Bob Cohen .... production assistant
Jenny Fitzgibbons .... auditor
Gary Gasgarth .... production assistant
Gerald Holbrook .... location manager
Nancy Juliber .... production coordinator
Marc Peterson .... production staff
Richard Schlesinger .... production assistant
Kevin Scott .... production assistant
Andy Suhl .... production assistant
Carolyn Zatz .... script supervisor
John Bruno .... production office assistant (uncredited)
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... production coordinator (uncredited)
 

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93 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (1982) | USA:R | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
David Carradine agreed to play Shepard even though he didn't receive a script to read prior to his first day of working on the film.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The closeup of the newspaper headline shows the word "existence" misspelled as "existance."See more »
Quotes:
Kahea:I am the plumed serpent, I fly, and I crawl... I have fallen, but I shall rise again!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Broadway Danny Rose (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Let's Fall Apart Together TonightSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Cohen does Corman, 11 October 2007
Author: jonathan-577 from Canada

Cohen is pretty goddamned erratic for an auteur. I mean, I don't think I've ever seen a movie with worse continuity; I don't think the constant lapses in screen direction are an homage to Godard; the character motivation is a mess. The newspaper headlines even have spelling mistakes for crying out loud. And every gruesome effort is made to avoid showing the titular winged serpent on screen. So why is this movie so cool? First of all, because it doesn't give a sh*t; second of all, because its subject matter takes us on an unprecedented and mesmerizing tour of the rooftops of NYC. And third of all because of that cast! I can't fling my stock epithet of 'stupid detectives' at Richard freakin' Roundtree and David by-the-Jesus Carradine, now can I? And I've never seen anything like Michael Moriarty's lead performance as a born-to-lose ex-junkie loudmouth opportunist with ego to burn. He's so mesmerizing you don't care about all the nervous cutting away from the sub-Harryhausen goings-on upstairs. In fact when you realize that Moriarty in Q equals Haze in Little Shop equals Miller in Bucket of Blood, the accretion of glaring imperfections starts to look like another form of loving tribute.

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