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Claudio Fragasso (screenplay)
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3 August 1984 (West Germany) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Kurt (as Richard Raymond)

Geretta Geretta ... Chocolate (as Janna Ryann)
Massimo Vanni ... Taurus (as Alex McBride)
Gianni Franco ... Video (as Richard Cross)
Ann-Gisel Glass ... Myrna
Jean-Christophe Brétigniere ... Lucifer (as Cristoph Bretner)

Fausto Lombardi ... Deus (as Tony Lombardo)
Henry Luciani ... Duke
Cindy Leadbetter ... Diana
Christian Fremont ... Noah (as Chris Fremont)
Moune Duvivier ... Lilith
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Gayford ... Narrator (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Lucifer (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Kurt (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Robert Sommer ... Duke (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruno Mattei  (as Vincent Dawn)
Claudio Fragasso (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Claudio Fragasso  screenplay
Bruno Mattei  story
Hervé Piccini  screenplay

Produced by
Jacques Leitienne .... producer
Original Music by
Luigi Ceccarelli 
Cinematography by
Franco Delli Colli 
Henry Frogers 
Film Editing by
Gilbert Kikoïne  (as Gilbert Kiroine)
Art Direction by
Charles Finelli 
Maurizio Mammi 
Makeup Department
Maria Teresa Carrera .... hair stylist
Giuseppe Ferranti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sergio Cortona .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claudio Fragasso .... assistant director (as Clyde Anderson)
Olivier Lefait .... first assistant director
Sound Department
John Gayford .... sound mixer: English version
Danilo Moroni .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Maurizio Trani .... special effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elda Chinellato .... wardrobe
Other crew
John Solie .... cover illustrator

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Also Known As:
"Rats of Manhattan" - Belgium (English title) (video title)
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97 min | Belgium:90 min (video version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 (video premiere) | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (DVD) | Norway:18 (2008) (DVD rating) | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | West Germany:18 (SPIO: X) (cut)

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In Germany this movie was presented as the third part of the "Bronx Warriors"-Series by Enzo G. Castellari.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Sharpie pen marks are visible underlining various words and sections of the text screen during the opening text crawl.See more »
Video:[trying to fix a broken computer] This stupid machine needs a kick in the balls!See more »
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24 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Mean-spirited claptrap, 29 January 2004
Author: insightstraight from The wilds of New Mexico

There are far too many movies which fail to give us someone in the film to sympathize/empathize with, whether through ineptness on the part of the director & actors, or because the characters are so vile/empty/cardboard/venal/pointless/useless that one doesn't want to admit they are the same species as ourselves.

The only sympathetic characters for me in "Notte di Terrore" were the rats who, far from being menacing, were in fact huddled miserably together, busily trying to clean from themselves the black goop with which they had been coated in a clumsy attempt to make them look menacing. As for the human characters -- I simply could not wait for all of them to be dead! If these were the survivors who were supposed to repopulate the planet -- let the rats have the whole damn world.

Not only do the rats have to suffer being gooped up, they have the further indignity of being repeatedly tossed at bad actors. And Italian animal rights laws evidently being looser, many rats are obviously injured or killed for the sake of action effects, including several which are clearly burned alive. Would that they could have given their lives for a more worthy film.

I hope this movie isn't intercepted by some alien civilization out there, because it would serve to convince them of the need to exterminate the human race. For the good of the universe.

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