A cop and a 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
Murray Langston ...
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 ...
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Bill Rawlinson ...
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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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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

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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 »

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In the first scene where the creature is chasing the boy it starts off in broad daylight, but when he reaches the junkyard and steals a car it is night time. See more »

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Garson Jones: Dumping toxic waste into the aquaduct does not, and will not, affect the water supply for this town.
Detective Mortimer Lutz: [watching Garson on the TV] Yeah, right. Pretty soon we'll all be glowing in the dark along with that fool.
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Monster schlock.
5 January 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"The Being" is a schlocky creature feature made by female director Jackie Kong.I remember seeing her horror comedy "Blood Diner" many years ago and I didn't like it one bit."The Being" is a better horror film which has its share of flaws.A hideous mutant is running rampant in the small town of Pottsville,Idaho.It seems there has been some disposing of nuclear waste in the town dump,thus spawning the bloodthirsty being.There are some neat gore effects in "The Being" including a juicy decapitation and ripped out heart.The monster looks cheesy and the acting is atrocious.Overall,Jackie Kong's debut is a harmless piece of trash that provides some laughts.5 out of 10.


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