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Release Date:
29 October 1982 (USA) See more »
You'll just have time to scream... before it tears you apart! See more »
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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  (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)
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Directed by
Larry Cohen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
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
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
Casting Department
Michael A. Candela .... casting
Editorial Department
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
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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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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 »
Continuity: When Quinn runs away from the robbery, the number of people in the streets around him change frequently between shots. This is most noticeable just after he loses the bag containing the loot.See more »
Jimmy Quinn:Eat 'em! Eat 'em! Crunch crunch!See more »
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Referenced in Reservoir Dogs (1992)See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Fluffy candy, 17 April 2004
Author: movieman_kev from United States

A prehistoric serpent-type Aztec god soars high above New York attacking various people. Ex-con Jimmy Quinn (Micheal Moriarty) is the only living person who knows where it resides. And it's up to Detective Shepard (David Carradine) and Sergent Powell (Richard Roundtree) to find the creature in this cheese-fest. This is one of those films that you have to check your brain at the door for. Unlike most of Cohen's directorial efforts there's not even a hint of social commentary in here. Mindless entertainment B-movie fluff, but really GOOD mindless entertainment B-movie fluff.

My Grade: B

Blue Underground DVD extras: A humorous commentary by Larry Cohen; Teaser; Posters and Stills gallery; Larry Cohen bio DVD-ROM: Q Memorabilia

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