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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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First cinema movie in the science-fiction genre for director Wes Craven who usually works in the horror genre of which this film is also a part. See more »

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When mutated Arcane has a sword and is fighting the Swamp Thing close to the end of the movie, right before Cable is stabbed, Arcane-Thing raises his sword overhead for a crashing blow down onto Swampie, and you can see that the monster suit has ripped in the armpits. See more »

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Dr. Anton Arcane: Why doesn't Bruno have your strength?
Swamp Thing: Because he never had it.
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Referenced in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: The Gift of Gab (2001) See more »

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A Fun, Class B Flick
20 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This reminded me of the 1950s science-fiction/horror films with its primitive dialog, hokey action scenes and laughable makeup for the monsters. Oh, man, does this look bad as time goes on and we have been treated to 25 years of great special-effects since this was made.

What makes this more attractive to watch than those '50s films, however, are great swamp photography, Adrienne Barbeau's body and a story that moves fast. Barbeau, as she was prone to do, appears to be only this is to show off her massive chest. However, it's pretty harmless fun, very tame compared to the horror movies of the past generation regarding gore and profanity. It's also pretty tame for a Wes Craven-directed film.

In the end, it's a good Class B film, usually fun to watch for a number of reasons.


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