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The Being (1983)

A police chief and a government scientist team up to save their rural town from a boy mutated by hazardous pollution.

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Garson Jones
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Laurie
Bill Osco ...
Mortimer Lutz (as Rexx Coltrane)
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Mayor Gordon Lane (as Jose Ferrer)
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Marge Smith
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Virginia Lane
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Arn
Kinky Friedman ...
Willis
Johnny Dark ...
John
Kent Perkins ...
Officer Dudley
Ellen Blake ...
Jenny
Roxanne Osco ...
Suzie (as Roxanne Cybelle Osco)
Jerry Maren ...
Monster (as Jerry Marin)
Eric Helland ...
Doper #1
Bill Rawlinson ...
Doper #2
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Toxic waste dumping in a small Idaho town turns a young boy into horrible mutant monster. The town's police chief and a government scientist team up to stop the monster, which is quickly killing off the town's citizenry. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The ultimate terror has taken form

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Beauty and the Beast  »

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Trivia

Had it's Red Carpet premier at the El Con mall theater in Tucson Az in 1980 under the title Beauty and the Beast. Most of the stars, including Ruth Buzzy, Martin Landau, and Marianne Gordon were in attendance. See more »

Goofs

When they jump out of the truck they pan back to the moving vehicle and there can clearly be seen someones arms driving it. See more »

Quotes

Laurie: But if this thing is actually killing people, then why is the mayor trying to keep it quiet?
Detective Mortimer Lutz: Potatoes
Laurie: Potatoes?
Detective Mortimer Lutz: Around here that means big money.
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Referenced in The Monster Squad (1987) See more »

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Whoa!
19 November 2003 | by (the rock) – See all my reviews

THE BEING is one bad movie. And it's very funny. There's no point of writing a sensible review of this "movie" because it's sooooooo bad. If you like bad movies, you have to check it out. My favorite scene is the one at the drive-in, where people are watching a movie with a cheesy monster attacking a bimbo, while the "being" attacks people in their cars. The whole thing was almost brilliant! The main actor is very stiff and his voice is dubbed throughout the movie. I guess the actor didn't have a great voice. And Martin Landau plays a scientist of sorts. Boy, did he hit rock bottom with this movie. And then there's Ruth Buzzi. Yes, THE Ruth Buzzi. There's nothing like seeing the name Ruth Buzzi during the opening credits to give a film some star quality. Arf!

Anyway, I like this movie a lot. It's really one of the best "it's so bad it's good" movies.


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