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Swamp Thing (1982)

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
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Bruno
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Ritter
Al Ruban ...
Charlie
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Ben Bates ...
Arcane Monster
Nannette Brown ...
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Jude
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Arcane's Secretary (as Mimi Meyer)
Karen Price ...
Arcane's Messenger
Bill Erickson ...
Young Agent
Dov Gottesfeld ...
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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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19 February 1982 (USA)  »

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Das Ding aus dem Sumpf  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Anton Arcane was neither the killer of the first nor the second Swamp Thing in the original comic. See more »

Goofs

When Jude and Cable are discussing the "tree" that Arkan's men's truck ran into, they look down at Swamp Thing's footprint and a white pointed toe shoe is clearly in the shot...however Cable & Jude are wearing black shoes. See more »

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Doctor Alec Holland: No, Ritter. Not you.
Harry Ritter: No, Dr. Holland, not Ritter.
[voice changes]
Harry Ritter: Ritter, poor fellow, is long dead.
[removes his mask, showing that was Arcane all along]
Dr. Anton Arcane: You've heard of but never seen me, so I'll introduce myself. My name is Arcane.
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One of Craven's best
30 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Swamp thing is a comic book film with the audacity to flaunt it's low budget and depend on the character elements of the film, well executed action sequences, scenery and a vibrant score which luckily saves a lot of money and provides for and entertaining gem of a film. Louise Jordan is a wonderful villain, his work is on par with his later appearance as a 007 villain in octopussy. Adriene Barbeaux oozes sexuality, without sacrificing toughness which is rare. Something disappeared after the 1980's with regard to women in action thrillers. The toughness seems manufactured as opposed to genuine. The sexual attractiveness remains, but rather than asserting themselves through intelligence, many of the female heroes of todays films seem to display a snobbish sort of entitlement, almost as if a lawyer was waiting to swoop down and file a law suite, if the film's villains dare to detract from their toughness. There is none of that here, she seems smart, tough and sexy which is rare. As for the storyline, it is what it is, not a whole lot of surprises, but that's o.k. It's a comic book, not War and Peace. Swamp Thing is an overlooked and under-rated movie that deserves a look from fans of the genre, and yound people fascinated with comics especially.


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