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16 August 1990 (USA) See more »
A genetically re-engineered dog develops a psychic link with a monster created in a lab experiment which goes awry. See more » | Add synopsis »
Before the Oscars, They Belonged to Us, Part 3
 (From Dread Central. 26 February 2009, 2:51 AM, PST)

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Timothy Marlowe ... Jason

Marc Singer ... Paul Ferguson

Tracy Scoggins ... Barbara White
Jonathan Farwell ... Steve Malceno

Irene Miracle ... Sarah Ferguson

Mary Woronov ... Dr. Glatman
Tom Poster ... The Outsider

Don Pugsley ... Smith
Joseph Hardin ... Wesson
Kurt Braunreiter ... MP #1
Merritt Yohnka ... MP #2
Diana James ... Bell

John Lafayette ... Watson

Tommy Hinkley ... Lab Assistant

Jeff Arbaugh ... Lead Protestor #1 (as Jeffrey Arbaugh)

Stirling Nix Bradley ... Lead Protestor #2 (as Stirling Bradley)
Deidre Conrad ... Female Protestor
Mike McDonald ... Protestor #1
Eric Louis Levy ... Protestor #2

Garon Grigsby ... Security Guard
Phil Nordell ... Detective
Jeremy Stanford ... Policeman
Kip Addota ... Motel Clerk

Christopher Thornton ... Boy at Motel

Keisha ... Woman at Motel (as Raquel Rios)
Mary Ingersoll ... Anchorwoman
Dhiru Shah ... Convenience Store Clerk
Frank Roman ... Puerto Rican
Stan Yale ... Wino #1
Sam Goffredo ... Wino #2
Daryl Haney ... Panhandler
James Smith ... Gang Kid
Harriet Price ... Bag Lady

Directed by
Thierry Notz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John D. Brancato  (as Henry Dominic)
Michael Ferris  (as Henry Dominic)
Dean R. Koontz  novel

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
Joel DeLoach .... associate producer
Rodman Flender .... co-producer
Original Music by
Rick Conrad 
Cinematography by
Edward J. Pei 
Film Editing by
Diane Fingado 
Adam Wolfe 
Casting by
Kevin Reidy 
Production Design by
Gary Randall 
Art Direction by
Peter Flynn (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Michele Munoz 
Makeup Department
Greg Aronowitz .... special makeup effects artist
John Criswell .... makeup artist
Dean Jones .... special makeup effects artist
Starr Jones .... makeup supervisor
Kathleen Karridene .... key makeup artist
Joe Podnar .... makeup artist
Production Management
Joel DeLoach .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Edmonds .... first assistant director
Juan A. Mas .... second second assistant director
Louis Morneau .... second unit director
Art Department
David Riggins .... scenic
Robert Somerton .... carpenter
Richard K. Wright .... property master
Sound Department
Christopher B. Reeves .... sound editor
Bill V. Robbins .... sound mixer
Daniel Tripoli .... dialogue editor
Special Effects by
Kevin Kutchaver .... special effects
Greg Landerer .... special effects (as Gregory C. Landerer)
Tony Snegoff .... stunts
Patrick J. Statham .... stunts (as Patrick Statham)
Camera and Electrical Department
Malcolm Abbey .... still photographer
Ronnie Dennis .... first assistant camera
Janusz Kaminski .... director of photography: second unit
Vojislav Mikulic .... gaffer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Patrick J. Voetberg .... assistant editor
Music Department
Paul Di Franco .... music supervisor
Other crew
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Jill Osmon Modabber .... production coordinator
Carol Riggins .... animal trainer
Steven Ritt .... dog trainer

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101 min
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Continuity: Paul's hair is all messed up when he asks the guys in the station wagon where he is, then his hair is combed in the next shot.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"Man's best friend, my ass"., 3 August 2011
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Two years after the Corey Haim starring vehicle "Watchers", Roger Corman would produce another adaptation of Dean R. Kootnz's best-selling novel. This b-grade sequel is a sober retread changing or adding plot devices and losing the suburban setting for something urban, but probably being a little more faithful to the book as this screenplay would try to delve a bit more deeper in to this top secret experiment of genetic engineering. Here we even get an explanation (nothing special, but it is a reason) to why this creature takes out the eyes of its victim. The hybrid creature known as the Outsider is given human like instincts, but it just can't control what it was engineered to do… track down the super-intelligent dog it shares a physic link with and eliminated all who have been in contact with it. Quite slow-burn and carefully structured, but still providing the grisly shocks throughout this fugitive-on-the-run / creature-on-the-rampage theme. Instead of trying for cheap jolts, it tends to rely on its shady atmospherics (as its spends a lot time in darkly lit areas), edgy suspense (like the sewer sequence) and moody storytelling, where in doing so it doesn't feel quite as silly and dumb-down as its predecessor. Although the man in an unconvincing rubber freak of nature suit, does get a fair bit of screen time. The director doesn't really try to hide the creation either. Technically sound direction with a steady tempo if somewhat a dragged out climax. This time we have Marc Singer and Tracy Scoggins in the leads and they are quite likable. Jonathan Farwell is adequate as the unstable scientist who led the project. Also showing up in a minor turn is Mary Woronov.

"Can't teach an old dog new tricks. Cant ya?"

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