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It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)

R  |   |  Horror  |  May 1987 (USA)
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Sally
James Dixon ...
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Ralston
Macdonald Carey ...
Judge Watson
Neal Israel ...
Dr. Brewster (as Neal Isreal)
Art Lund ...
Dr. Swenson
Ann Dane ...
Dr. Morrell
William Watson ...
Cabot
C.L. Sussex ...
Hunter
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Robbins
Rick Garia ...
Tony
Carlos Palomino ...
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The mutant babies have been placed by court order on a deserted island. Appalled by the cycnicism and exploitation of the children by the legal system and the media, the man responsible for them leads an expedition to the island to free them. Written by Anonymous

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They do something worse than kill. They multiply.

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Final film of Macdonald Carey. See more »

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When Karen throws the tell-all book into the fireplace it's noticeable that the book is constructed of two smaller books, one with yellow edged paper, one with green edged paper, that have been stuck together in a single cover. See more »

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Stephen Jarvis: You know, you're very beautiful. Maybe it's the environment, but you turn me on. And I could turn you on, too. You've seen my kid, haven't you? That's just a glimpse of the animal in me.
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Featured in The Dead Pool (1988) See more »

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If I Told You
Written by David Shapiro and Lauri Riley
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© 1986 Seven Stones Songs
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Michael Moriarty unleashed!
27 November 2007 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Larry Cohen returns after nearly a decade to finish off his mutant baby trilogy with mixed results. Stephen Jarvis (Michael Moriarty) battles in court for the rights of the mutant baby he had with his wife Ellen (Karen Black). The sympathetic judge orders all of the babies to be placed on an island. 5 years later, a scientific team gets together to visit the island and check the progress. Naturally, Jarvis is brought along because of his ability to communicate with the mutants.

Cohen certainly has tons of ideas with this one. This is a court room drama, KING KONG adventure, and urban chase thriller all in one. Heck, he even throws in an out of nowhere tangent where Jarvis ends up in Cuba. I would say maybe 50% of the ideas work, with the island stuff (shot in beautiful Hawaii) being the highlight. Cohen is also betrayed by the FX for the grown mutants, which look like the babies on steroids. Moriarty also gives quite a performance as the sarcastic Jarvis. There is a great cast alongside Moriarty and Black including Gerrit Graham, Laurene Landon, and director Neal Israel. Also, Cohen regular James Dixon returns in his biggest role to date as Lt. Perkins, the only character to appear in all three films (outside of the killer kids).


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