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29 October 1982 (USA) See more »
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You'll just have time to scream... before it tears you apart! See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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An Aztec winged monster named Quetzalcoatl flying over Manhattan See more (76 total) »

Cast

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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)
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Directed by
Larry Cohen 
 
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Larry Cohen 

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Larry Cohen .... producer
Dick Di Bona .... executive producer
Salah M. Hassanein .... line producer
Paul Kurta .... associate producer
Peter Sabiston .... executive producer
Don Sandburg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Robert O. Ragland 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Levi 
Fred Murphy 
 
Film Editing by
Armond Lebowitz 
 
Casting by
Michael A. Candela 
 
Makeup Department
Dennis Eger .... special makeup
Steve Neill .... special makeup effects (uncredited)
Rick Stratton .... special makeup effects (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Peter Sabiston .... executive in charge of production
Michelle Solotar .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Sandy Berman .... sound designer
Jane Landis .... boom operator
Don Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
T.A. Moore Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
 
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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
Don Cerrone .... key grip
Yuri Denysenko .... assistant camera: second unit
Matthew Dorsey .... electrician
Morris Flam .... lighting technician
Frederick Iannone .... first assistant camera
Daniel Pearl .... additional photographer
 
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Michael A. Candela .... casting
 
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Jim Finn .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Arlon Ober .... music editor
 
Other crew
Anthony Baldasare .... production assistant
John Bruno .... production office assistant
Nancy Juliber .... production coordinator
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... production coordinator
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 

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93 min
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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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Film debut of John Capodice.See more »
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Factual errors: The closeup of the newspaper headline shows the word "existence" misspelled as "existance."See more »
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Jimmy Quinn:Stick it in your brain. Your tiny little brain!See more »
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Dancing Too Close to the FlameSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
An Aztec winged monster named Quetzalcoatl flying over Manhattan, 7 April 2009
Author: ma-cortes

This flick is a distinctive and haunting oddity , concerning about a winged serpent, a dragonlike, which carries out creepy killings , happening in N.Y. City. A detectives(David Carradine, Richard Roundtree) are investigating the strange events. The giant winged bird hungry for sunbathers and rooftop construction workers.Thanks help a delinquent(Michael Moriarty) who encounters the monster's hidden nest on the Chrisler building, detective Sheperd discovers that several murders committed of violent manner have been executed as bloody sacrifices to Aztec God named Quetzalcoatl, a feathered serpent whose two halves are a serpent and a bird.

This is a rough-edged chiller and results to be an entertaining return to monster movies from the 50s. Simple and stop-motion monster special effects by recently deceased David Allen, usual of 'Full moon and Empire' factory. Good cast as an overacting Michael Moriarty , David Carradine, Richard Roundtree as Police Inspectors and nice support casting

as Eddie Jones and Candy Clark as crooks'fiancée.The film is well produced by Samuel Z Arkoff who along with James H Nicholson financed numerous movies of various genres, including monsters movies, during the 50s,60s, and 70s by their production company called American International. Cool photography by Fred Murphy, today with a successful career as cameraman. The picture is originally realized by Larry Cohen. He's a B series expert, such as terror genre(Stuff,Return to Salem's Lot, It's alive I,I and Island of the alive), hard hitting crime films(FX,Ambulance) and Blaxploitation(Black Caesar, Hell up in Harlem,Original gangsters), plus a prestigious screenwriter(Phone booth,The ex,Invasion of privacy) and usually writes all his own scripts. This is a cult movie to be liked for chillers and monsters films admirers.

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