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Swamp Thing (1982)

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After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

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Alice Cable
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Ferret
Nicholas Worth ...
Bruno
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Ritter
Al Ruban ...
Charlie
Dick Durock ...
Ben Bates ...
Arcane Monster
Nannette Brown ...
Reggie Batts ...
Jude
Mimi Craven ...
Arcane's Secretary (as Mimi Meyer)
Karen Price ...
Arcane's Messenger
Bill Erickson ...
Young Agent
Dov Gottesfeld ...
Commando
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Storyline

Dr. Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species - a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. Unfortunately he becomes subject of his own creation and is transformed . . . Arcane, desperate for the formula attempts to capture the Swamp Thing. An explosive chase ensues that ultimately ends with a confrontation between Holland and a changed Arcane . . . Written by Mark Harding <mah@imdb.com>

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Science transformed him into a monster. Love changed him even more! See more »

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19 February 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El monstruo del pantano  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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WILHELM SCREAM: Can be heard as Swamp Thing throws a thug out of his speed boat. See more »

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When Bruno drinks the formula and shrinks, his clothes shrink right along with him. See more »

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Dr. Anton Arcane: A man who loves, gives hostages to fortune.
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Waterlogged.
22 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Swamp Thing" is beautifully photographed in authentic swamps, and directed with a nice comic-book sensibility by Wes Craven, but the script is flat, boring and (eventually) silly, and the title creature is too human-like to inspire much awe. However, Louis Jourdan is enjoyable as the suave, cultivated villain, David Hess is in his element as one of his goons, and there is also a black kid who's the epitome of "coolness". (**1/2)


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