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Jackie Kong (written by)
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Release Date:
18 November 1983 (USA) See more »
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The ultimate terror has taken form
Plot:
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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Cast

  (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)
 
Stunts
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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82 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
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:
Referenced in The Monster Squad (1987)See more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Whoa!, 19 November 2003
Author: Maciste_Brother from the rock

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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