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18 November 1983 (USA) See more »
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Toxic waste dumping in a small Idaho town turns a young boy into horrible mutant monster. The town's... See more » | Add synopsis »
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I felt stupid just BEING there watching this movie. See more (20 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Martin Landau ... Garson Jones

Marianne Gordon ... Laurie
Bill Osco ... Mortimer Lutz (as Rexx Coltrane)

José Ferrer ... Mayor Gordon Lane (as Jose Ferrer)

Dorothy Malone ... Marge Smith

Ruth Buzzi ... Virginia Lane
Murray Langston ... Arn
Kinky Friedman ... Willis
Johnny Dark ... John
Kent Perkins ... Officer Dudley
Ellen Blake ... Jenny
Roxanne Cybelle ... Suzie (as Roxanne Cybelle Osco)
Jerry Maren ... Monster (as Jerry Marin)
Eric Helland ... Doper #1
Bill Rawlinson ... Doper #2
Richard Marcus ... Joe The Lab Assistant
Nancy Osco ... Woman Motorist
Jay Sherlock ... Golf Buddy
James Simmerman ... Golf Buddy
John Elliott ... Golf Buddy
Tracy Barry ... Newswoman
Patrick Cunningham ... Drive-In Cashier
Brian Swain ... Drive-In Manager
Jefferson Jewell ... Prankster
Mary Hold ... Prankster
Cory Germann ... Prankster
Roger Smith ... Tow Truck Driver
Brad Ginther ... Running Boy
Roland Onffrey ... Farmer On Tractor
Larry Babcock ... Policeman At Station
Chief Sherwin ... Policeman At Station
Dave Clark ... Customer In Diner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vern Stierman ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jackie Kong 
Writing credits
Jackie Kong (written by)

Produced by
Bill Osco .... producer (as William Osco)
Kent Perkins .... associate producer
Original Music by
Don Preston 
Cinematography by
Robert Ebinger (director of photography)
Art Direction by
Aleka Corwin 
Costume Design by
Sarah Bardo 
Makeup Department
Mark Bussan .... makeup artist
Alistair Mitchell .... hair stylist
Alistair Mitchell .... makeup artist
Production Management
Marie Consiglio .... production manager
Robert H. Leighton .... post-production supervisor
Susan Shippey .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John S. Curran .... assistant director
Jan Gunderson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Andy Nelson .... property master
John Wright .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Douglas B. Arnold .... boom operator (as Doug Arnold)
Joseph Geisinger .... boom operator (as Joe Geisinger)
Ron Judkins .... sound mixer
Dessie Markovsky .... sound effects (as Dessislava Markovsky)
Lars Nelson .... electronic effects
Emile Razpopov .... sound effects (as Emile Razpovpov)
Special Effects by
Mark Bussan .... makeup special effects
Marsha Dripschick .... special effects consultant
John Eggett .... special effects
Thom Shouse .... makeup special effects (as Tom Shouse)
Greg Brickman .... stunts
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Hanania Baer .... additional photography
Ben Batzdorff .... best boy
Alan C. Blomquist .... key grip (as Alan Blomquist)
Michael Bolner .... best boy
Paul Elliot .... assistant camera
Steven Finestone .... second assistant camera
Arthur Holtz .... gaffer
Adam Jones .... grip
Arrow Logan .... electrician
Mike Moad .... grip
Nancy Osco .... still photographer
David Seal .... electrician
Mark M. Pompian .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Bardo .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
David Newhouse .... editorial supervisor
Kim Secrist .... assistant editor (as K. Kim Secrist)
Music Department
Don Preston .... music realized by
Transportation Department
Buck De Motte .... transportation captain
Randy Washburne .... driver
Bill Weaver .... driver
Other crew
Burton Arns .... assistant producer
Ann Bang .... executive production secretary (as Ann W. Bang)
Chet Carpenter .... production assistant
Patrick Cunningham .... supervising production assistant
Patricia Gordon .... script supervisor
Harold Granzella .... production assistant
Paula Kolodich .... production assistant
Gueneth Omeron .... production secretary
Betty Osco .... assistant to producer
Van T. Pender .... assistant producer
Kathy Rundquist .... production secretary
Crystal Shaw .... production assistant
Rene St. Lanne .... assistant producer
Carl Stopeck .... special assistance
Jane Weaver .... production assistant

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Did You Know?

This film was made in 1980 as "Easter Sunday," but sat on the shelf for three years and finally received a brief theatrical release as "The Being."See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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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Movie Connections:
References The Silent Scream (1979)See more »


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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
I felt stupid just BEING there watching this movie., 1 April 1999
Author: anonymous from San Jose, CA

Hmmm....well, I was surfing around an internet video store, and I came across "The Being." After reading it's description, I thought this movie would be pretty good, and also full of gore, so I bought the factory sealed tape. Boy, was that a stupid move!!! This had to be without a shadow of a doubt one of the most ridiculous and unbelievably dumbest horror movies I think I've ever seen in my entire life! The film is about some stupid monster that lurks within a toxic disposal dump, tearing off the heads of its victims. Now you see, that little description makes you think that there's going to be lots of violence and gore, but there's not. The movie was neither gory nor violent. This movie just plain sucked. The whole scenery was dark, and this film was not only annoying, but the background music was irritating as well. I would assume that this was an ultimately lame attempt for a scary movie, but jeez, does it fall flat! And these comments are based on the UNRATED print, so I can't even begin to imagine what the edited R-rated version is like. The bottom line: if you ever see this flick sitting in the horror shelf of your local video store, rated-R or UNRATED, do me a favor, pick it up and hide it behind a bunch of other videos, because this movie is a disgrace to all horror movies in existence. Beavis and Butthead couldn't say it any better, "this sucks!" UnratedX

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