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Release Date:
29 October 1982 (USA) See more »
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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Truly worthy of that over-used status 'classic' 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 
 
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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
 
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
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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:
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:
Continuity: Shepard's sub-machine gun changes type during the raid on the nest. At the bottom of the ladder he's carrying a Sterling with a horizontal curved magazine. In the next shot at the top of the nest he's clearly carrying a late model M3 "grease gun" with a straight vertical magazine.See more »
Quotes:
Jimmy Quinn:Eat 'em! Eat 'em! Crunch crunch!See more »
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Referenced in Broadway Danny Rose (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Evil DreamSee more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Truly worthy of that over-used status 'classic', 18 March 2005
Author: StormSworder from United Kingdom

I've seen no end of monster-on-the-loose films, and the fact is that 'Q' is one of the very best of them. A terrifying prehistoric winged beast starts snatching people from New York, whilst there are cult murders involving an ancient Aztec god. As if the NYPD haven't enough on their plate, there's a bank robbery in which a put-upon small-time crook loses the money and then finds a giant egg on top of a skyscraper.

What sets this film apart from the hundreds of other monster movies is its genuinely tense atmosphere, its characters, its haunting scenes which really do stay with you, its well-written and witty script, its great views of New York and its monster which really does have a life and character all of its own.

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