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Release Date:
June 1989 (USA) See more »
One thing the aliens hadn't counted on was Derek, and Dereks don't run! See more »
The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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One of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. See more (286 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Terry Potter ... Ozzy / 3rd Class Alien
Pete O'Herne ... Barry / 3rd Class Alien
Craig Smith ... Giles / 3rd Class Alien
Mike Minett ... Frank / 3rd Class Alien

Peter Jackson ... Derek / Robert
Doug Wren ... Lord Crumb
Dean Lawrie ... Lord Crumb SPFX Double / 3rd Class Alien
Peter Vere-Jones ... Lord Crumb (voice)
Ken Hammon ... 3rd Class Alien
Robin Griggs ... 3rd Class Alien
Michael Gooch ... 3rd Class Alien
Peter Gooch ... 3rd Class Alien
Laurie Yarrall ... 3rd Class Alien
Shane Yarrall ... 3rd Class Alien
Philip Lamey ... 3rd Class Alien
Costa Botes ... 3rd Class Alien
Graham Butcher ... 3rd Class Alien
Bob Haliburton ... 3rd Class Alien
Andrew McKay ... 3rd Class Alien
Clive Haywood ... 3rd Class Alien
John McTavish ... 3rd Class Alien
John Nelson ... 3rd Class Alien
Graham Nesbitt ... 3rd Class Alien
Steven Smith ... 3rd Class Alien
John Logan Jr. ... 3rd Class Alien
Matt Noonan ... 3rd Class Alien
Cameron Chittock ... 3rd Class Alien
Ray Battersby ... 3rd Class Alien
Mike Appleby ... 3rd Class Alien
Peter Appleby ... 3rd Class Alien
Michael Kane ... 3rd Class Alien (as Mike Kane)
Robert Johnston ... 3rd Class Alien
Scott Bradshaw ... 3rd Class Alien
Mark Lamey ... 3rd Class Alien
Giles Forrest ... 3rd Class Alien
Grant Taylor ... 3rd Class Alien
Carol Taylor ... 3rd Class Alien
Dean Taylor ... 3rd Class Alien
Kim Taylor ... 3rd Class Alien
Dave Hamilton ... 3rd Class Alien
Jock Fyfe ... 3rd Class Alien
Tony Hiles ... Coldfinger
John Ruby ... 3rd Class Alien
Kerry Underhill ... 3rd Class Alien
Robin Watene ... 3rd Class Alien
Garry A. Brown ... 3rd Class Alien (as Garry Brown)
Mark Jackson ... 3rd Class Alien
Peter Henderson ... 3rd Class Alien
Janine Riely ... 3rd Class Alien
Margaret Byford ... 3rd Class Alien

Directed by
Peter Jackson 
Writing credits
Peter Jackson (written by)

Tony Hiles (additional material) &
Ken Hammon (additional material)

Produced by
Tony Hiles .... consulting producer
Peter Jackson .... producer
Original Music by
Michelle Scullion 
Jay Snowfield (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Peter Jackson 
Film Editing by
Peter Jackson 
Jamie Selkirk 
Makeup Department
Cameron Chittock .... makeup effects assistant
Peter Jackson .... makeup effects
Art Department
Caroline Girdlestone .... art department
Sound Department
Brent Burge .... post-production sound recordist
Brent Burge .... sound mixer
Kit Rollings .... sound editor
Ken Saville .... location sound recordist
Ken Saville .... sound effects recordist
Jamie Selkirk .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Peter Jackson .... special effects
Editorial Department
Matt Noonan .... assistant editor
Matt Noonan .... assistant post-production supervisor
Music Department
Nigel Stone .... music recording engineer & mixer
Other crew
Grant Campbell .... car explosion
Ken Hammon .... film crew
Tony Hiles .... consultant producer
Bill Jackson .... special assistant to producer
Joan Jackson .... special assistant to producer
Arie Ketel .... graphic artist: titles
Philip Lamey .... film crew
Dean Lawrie .... film crew
Mike Minett .... film crew
Pete O'Herne .... film crew
Terry Potter .... film crew
Andy Wickens .... laboratory technician
Henry Jackson .... special thanks
Ron Jackson .... special thanks

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91 min | Australia:86 min (1989 video release) | Belgium:98 min (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Argentina:16 (DVD release) | Australia:R18+ | Austria:16 | Belgium:16 (video rating) | Brazil:18 | Canada:(Banned) (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | France:16 (DVD rating) | Germany:18 (cut) | Germany:12 (heavily cut) | Germany:18 (re-rating) (uncut) | Germany:Not Rated (uncut DVD version) | Iceland:Unrated | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (2004) (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | USA:R (heavily cut)

Did You Know?

The film's title, as it appears on the video box art, closely resembles the logo of the American fast-food chain Fatburger.See more »
Continuity: Several aliens are seen being killed numerous times. The two aliens playing patty-cake are seen dying at least four times each (both of them during two same scenes). The first alien shot at the beginning of the gun fight also falls from the tree.See more »
Frank:Well, I guess we'll have to issue a gun to Ozzy
Barry:Yeah, but don't forget about his personality disorder
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Movie Connections:
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55 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
One of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time., 7 June 2001
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

This extremely bloody and hilariously funny gore comedy from the director of "Braindead" and "Meet the Feebles" is about some aliens,who gather in a small New Zealand town to harvest human beings as a food source for their struggling intergalactic fast food.Four agents of the Alien Investigation and Defense Sector(A.I.D.S)are called on to stop them."Bad Taste" was filmed on a shoestring budget over a period of four years,using second hand equipment,and produced by and starring all Jackson's friends and work colleagues.The amount of bloodshed in this film is really high,but the gore is presented in such a way that it just makes you laugh hysterically.There's vomit eating,brain eating,exploding heads,flying guts and even exploding sheep.A must see for horror,splatter and gore fans!

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