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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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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)
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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
 
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
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:
Film debut of John Capodice.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
Kahea:I am the plumed serpent, I fly, and I crawl... I have fallen, but I shall rise again!See more »
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Dancing Too Close to the FlameSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Not At All Bad, 3 May 2005
Author: skallisjr from Tampa, FL United States

When the Empire State Building was being constructed, another high-rise skyscraper, the Chrysler Building was its rival. As far as I know, this is the only film to pay homage to the Chrysler Building.

The Q stands for Quetzacoatl, a winged serpent from Aztec mythology. Outside of that, the Aztec connection isn't that great. But the idea of a monster living in seclusion in New York, feeding on sunbathers and the like, is rather bemusing.

The film is a rarity: a police-procedural monster film. The only other that comes to mind is Them!, with the giant ants. This one is truer to form, though not as taut.

Entertaining. A good rainy-day film.

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