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(1981)

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Klaus Kinski took his role in this movie over an offer to appear in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) because he was offered more money.
In the DVD commentary director Piers Haggard states that stars Oliver Reed and Klaus Kinski hated each other during production. Reed would constantly provoke Kinski until he would lose his temper.
Tobe Hooper quit because of "creative differences". The DOP also quit for the same reason after ten days of shooting.
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At a party at Elaine's Restaurant in Manhattan celebrating the film's release, Klaus Kinski boasted how he and other members of the cast & crew had ganged up on Tobe Hooper a couple of weeks into the shoot to get him replaced; Piers Haggard took over.
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Replacement director Piers Haggard thought the Black Mamba was the nicest person on the set
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The first poster advertisements printed up for the film had Tobe Hooper credited as director, even though he would leave the film early in production.
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Watch the credits. The snake leaves a little present for all who do so.
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Director Piers Haggard says that none of the original footage Tobe Hooper shot is still in the film.
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Sterling Hayden's final acting role in a theatrical film.
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At least three cast members Tobe Hooper hired for this film he would finally get to work with on Lifeforce. John Forbes-Robertson, Peter Porteous and Nicholas Donnelly.
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The final moments set up the possibility of a sequel, although none was forthcoming.
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Michael Gough's character, David Ball, is based on a real London Zoo Keeper who still lives in the UK (2006).
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Final film of Rita Webb.
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Lance Holcomb receives an "introducing" credit.
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Final cinema feature of Arnold Diamond.
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