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Slugs: The Movie -- It all began in a sleepy Midwestern community, a place that had never known evil...until now. But years ago, in a stillness beneath the waters, something sinister happened, and now its deadly spawn are emerging from the depths into the light. What are these hungry, mutated creatures after? Any piece of flesh they can get, including human beings!


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Release Date:
5 February 1988 (USA) See more »
No-one is safe! See more »
Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Would make a perfect double feature paired with "Squirm". See more (68 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Michael Garfield ... Mike Brady
Kim Terry ... Kim Brady
Philip MacHale ... Don Palmer
Alicia Moro ... Maureen Watson
Santiago Álvarez ... John Foley
Concha Cuetos ... Maria Palmer
John Battaglia ... Sheriff Reese
Emilio Linder ... David Watson
Kris Mann ... Bobby Talbot
Kari Rose ... Donna Moss
Manuel de Blas ... Mayor Eaton
Andy Alsup ... Officer Dobbs
Frank Braña ... Frank Phillips
Stan Schwartz ... Ron Bell
Juan Maján ... Harold Morris
Lucía Prado ... Jean Morris
Patty Shepard ... Sue Channing
Miguel de Grandy ... Mr. Riggs
Tammy Reger ... Pam
Glen Greenberg ... Danny Palmer
Jay R. Ingerson ... Ricky Palmer
Harriet L. Stark ... Mrs. Fortune
Toby Gold ... Dino
Nazzareno Natale ... Chef
Carla M. Fox ... Julie
Isabel Prinz ... Mayor's Secretary
Laura Notario ... Mr. Phillips' Secretary
Daniel Johns ... Teenager 1 (as Daniel Jones)
Kristin L. Kilian ... Girl 1
Edward Trathen ... Teenager 2
Erik Swanson ... Boy in Boat
Karen Landberg ... Girl in Boat
Aníbal Blas ... Waiter
Laramie G. Evans ... Mr. Moss
Nevada Killips ... Mrs.Moss
Larry Bornheimer ... Policeman 1
Wally Frazer ... Ambulance Driver

Directed by
Juan Piquer Simón  (as J.P. Simon)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
José Antonio Escrivá  (as Jose A. Escriva)
Ron Gantman  screenplay
Shaun Hutson  novel "Slugs"
Juan Piquer Simón  (as J.P. Simon)

Produced by
Francesca DeLaurentiis .... producer
José Antonio Escrivá .... producer (as Jose A. Escriva)
Juan Piquer Simón .... producer (as J.P. Simon)
Cinematography by
Julio Bragado 
Film Editing by
Antonio Gimeno  (as Antonio Jimeno)
Richard E. Rabjohn 
Casting by
Bill Williams 
Art Direction by
Gonzalo Gonzalo 
Set Decoration by
Gonzalo Gonzalo 
Costume Design by
María Eugenia Escrivá  (as María Escrivá)
Makeup Department
Pedro Camacho .... assistant makeup artist
Manu Moreno .... hair stylist
Manu Moreno .... makeup artist
Production Management
Larry Ann Evans .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vito Hughes .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ángel Arriola .... assistant set decorator (as Angel Arriola)
Vincente Cervantes .... construction manager
Kari Christensen .... property master
José Tomás Cuadrado .... painter
Vicente Jesús .... assistant set decorator (as Vincente Jesus)
José Lizana .... head carpenter (as Jose Lizana)
Sound Department
Julio Bartolome .... boom operator
Alan Brett .... dubbing editor
Luis Castro .... foley artist
Nigel Edwards .... dialogue mixer
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer
Ivan Martin .... boom operator
Orestes Matacena .... boom operator
Enrique Molinero .... sound re-recording mixer
Phil Pearle .... sound mixer
Edward Tise .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Basilio Cortijo .... special effects
Carlo De Marchis .... special effects supervisor
David Johnson .... special effects technician
Roy Knyrim .... special effects foreman
Emilio Ruiz del Río .... special effects (as Emilio G. Ruiz)
Patrick Tantalo .... special effects coordinator
Paco Alvez .... stunts (as Francisco Alves)
Maryluz Esteban .... stunts
Juan Maján .... stunt coordinator (as Juan Majan)
Rodolfo Montero .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Armstrong .... best boy
Carlos Bustamante .... still photographer
Joaquin De Diego .... assistant camera
Casimiro Dengra .... gaffer
Mark Foggetti .... camera operator: second unit
Salvador Gómez Calle .... focus puller (as Salvador Gomez)
Salvador Gómez Cuenca .... clapper loader (as Salvador Gómez Jr.)
Francisco Jurado .... electrician
Laureano López .... electrician (as Laureano Lopez)
Juan Mariné .... cinematographer: second unit (as Juan Marine)
Diego Molina .... crane operator
Fernando Moreno .... electrician
Steve Nitzberg .... gaffer
Donald Sutherland .... key grip
Donald J. Sutherland .... key grip
Andrés Torres .... focus puller: second unit
José Antonio Villalba .... focus puller: second unit (as Jose Villalba)
Jay W. Yowler .... generator operator (as Jay Yowler)
Casting Department
Gustavo Casado .... casting: Madrid
Carmen Zorrilla .... extras casting: Madrid
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Allyn Perry .... wardrobe mistress
Pilar Tavera .... seamstress
Editorial Department
David Jimenez .... assistant editor
Soledad López .... assistant editor (as Soledad Lopez)
Magdalena Paradell .... assistant editor (as Magda Paradell)
Music Department
Tim Souster .... conductor
Transportation Department
John Loson .... production driver
Joaquín Ruiz .... transportation captain (as Joaquin Ruiz)
Other crew
Félix Acaso .... voice dubbing: John Battaglia
Francesca DeLaurentiis .... script supervisor
Francesca Escriva .... continuity
Monica Escudero .... assistant accountant
Eduardo Macho .... financial supervisor
Cristina Martin .... assistant to producers
Diego Martín .... voice dubbing: Philip Machale
Magoya Montenegro .... location manager
Ramon Serrano .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Slugs, muerte viscosa" - Spain (original title)
"Slugs" - Philippines (English title)
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92 min | USA:89 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R (Banned in Queensland) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:(Banned) (1988) | France:16 | Iceland:(Banned) | Iceland:16 (cut) | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (2009) (uncut) | USA:R | West Germany:18
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Did You Know?

It was banned in the Australian state of Queensland until the early-'90s when the Queensland Censorship Board was disbanded.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the sewer explosions one of the manhole covers can be seen beside the opening without anyone around to have opened it.See more »
Mike Brady:After I've dealt with these slugs, what do you say to we get naked and crazy?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Jaws (1975)See more »


What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Would make a perfect double feature paired with "Squirm"., 14 January 2012
Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada

From Juan Piquer Simon, the late, great director who also blessed genre fans with such unforgettable gems as "Pieces" and "Pod People", comes this ode to those slimy little animals, who have mutated and become carnivorous thanks to that old cinematic standby, toxic waste. The monsters start claiming victim after victim, and only a select few individuals are willing to do anything about the problem, including County Health Inspector Mike Brady (Michael Garfield). Based on a novel by Shaun Hutson, and scripted by Ron Gantman, this movie is delicious...really. Who can see the scene with the lettuce and not feel hungry? "Slugs: The Movie" (named to avoid confusion with "Slugs: The Opera"?) is such good fun, and when watching it, it's hard to believe that Gantman, Simon, and company didn't have their tongues in their cheeks the whole time, what with the unrelenting delivery of so much priceless dialogue ("You ain't got the authority to declare Happy Birthday, not in this town!") and performances. They also show their willingness to cast aside expectations in terms of one scene late in the game involving an attempted rape. One memorable sequence features two young lovers who get besieged by the titular killers, and the male of the pair quite prominently displays his backside for the camera. Of course, if you want a true highlight sequence, it has to be the one in the restaurant with the VERY unlucky David Watson (Emilio Linder), which is so very appropriately timed. The gore and effects are quite fun to watch in this thing, and they're the work of Carlo De Marchis. The actors are all a hoot, especially Santiago Alvarez as John Foley, John Battaglia as Sheriff Reese, and prolific veteran Spanish actor Frank Brana in a brief cameo appearance. Horror fans whose tastes include the silly & cheesy 80's material are sure to find this a real treat, right from its amusing beginning to its impressive conclusion where a lot of things blow up REAL good. It's 90 minutes worth of engaging nonsense. Eight out of 10.

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