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Release Date:
5 February 1988 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
No-one is safe! See more »
Plot:
Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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"You don't have the authority to declare happy birthday!!!!" See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (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 Jones ... Teenager 1
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
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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
 
Stunts
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 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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Runtime:
92 min | USA:89 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | 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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Trivia:
It was banned in the Australian state of Queensland until the early-'90s when the Queensland Censorship Board was disbanded.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Spanish actors.See more »
Quotes:
Mike Brady:After I've dealt with these slugs, what do you say to we get naked and crazy?See more »
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What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 VHS and the Uncensored Version?
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30 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
"You don't have the authority to declare happy birthday!!!!", 9 June 2000
Author: zmaturin from Pleasant Valley, New Mexico



The movie "Slugs" is unique because the titular vermin are actually the good guys in this horrific tale of nature gone awry. You see, these poor slugs have been mutated through the pollution of evil humans and don't mean to do anything malicious, they're just slugs- slugs with sharp teeth who eat flesh and excrete poison, but slugs none the less. The real bad guys are the humans, who either actively try to destroy our beloved slugs, or overreact when they encounter them.

For example, take the scene where the guy puts on the glove full of slugs. They were just hanging out in a comfortable work glove when out of nowhere this giant hand came at them, and they reacted instinctively, defending themselves and biting the guy. Now, instead of seeking medical attention for his slug bite, this guy runs around his greenhouse screaming like an idiot, spills some highly volatile chemicals, starts a fire, knocks a bookcase over on himself, and cuts off his own hand- then the fire and volatile chemicals mix and his house explodes. How can you blame that on the slugs?

This movie paints a portrait of humans that is less than favorable. The characters in this movie include the dumb sheriff who hates everybody, the drunk hick who's mean to his dog, and the lumpy sidekick whose wife is at least forty-five years older than him. There's also a set of drunken teens

that get attacked while copulating, and we have to see the skinny long-haired freaks' genitals. Meanwhile, there's a guy who looks like a demonic Leslie Neilson who yells "You don't have the authority to declare happy birthday!" for some reason. Finally, this parade of loathsomeness is rounded out by the guy from the MST3K classic "Pod People" whose face explodes after eating a slug-laces salad (another easily avoided fate blamed on the helpful, harmless slugs).

Humans are portrayed as greedy, stupid, racist, alcoholic, and, in one pointless scene, as would-be rapists. In the movie's climactic scene, the villainous humans try to burn the slugs who are cowering helplessly in the sewers, Well, since they're idiots, the humans succeed in BLOWING UP THE ENTIRE TOWN. They alone do more damage than the slugs ever did!

If you hate humans, and I know I do, you'll appreciate "Slugs". If you're a fan of bad cinema, you'll also appreciate this crapfest from the director of "Pieces" and "Pod People". There's enough bad acting, silly dialog, illogical plot twists, lame special effects, pointless scenes, and poor dubbing to hold your attention.

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