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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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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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Trivia

Karen Price, who has a walk-on part as Arcane's messenger, was also Adrienne Barbeau's uncredited stunt double. See more »

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After escaping their cell and swinging thru the well to the swamp, Cable is deposited on the bank, her lingerie wet and clingy as well as her hair. Cut to Arcane flailing with the sword, and then cut back to Cable now sitting up on something, beautiful hair and gown completely dry. See more »

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Swamp Thing: Much beauty in the swamp, if you only look.
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Referenced in The Muppets.: Generally Inhospitable (2016) See more »

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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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