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Rage - Furia primitiva
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Release Date:
1 December 1988 (Italy) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Patrick Lowe ... Sam Nash

Cheryl Arutt ... Lauren Daly

Sarah Buxton ... Debbie
Mitch Watson ... Frank Duffy

Bo Svenson ... Ethridge

Doug Sloan ... Lovejoy
Luis Valderrama ... Chat
John Baldwin ... Bryan
Turk Harley ... Prof. Jenkins
Jennifer Hingel ... Kimberly
Barry Schreiber ... Oakley (as Barry D. Schreiber)
Paul Bridges Thompson ... Lab Assistant
Sally Carlson ... Nurse
Greg Schmidt ... Sam's roommate
Mal Jones ... Janitor

Jenny Cooper (as Jenny Levine)
Kristine Loyd ... Babe 2
Tom Kouchalakos ... Rookie cop
Brody Howell ... Drunk student
Earl L. Simpson III ... Baby Huey (as Earl Lee Simpson III)
Ben Stotes ... Vampire
Joe Del Campo ... FBI agent
Christopher David Brown ... FBI agent
Eileen Engel ... Dorm receptionist
Julian Byrd ... University vice president

Jack McDermott ... Police Chief
Darlene Wheatley ... Editor
J.D. Steel ... Tow truck driver
Tom Boykin ... Fratter

R. Emmett Fitzsimmons ... Campus cop
L.R. Dutchyshyn ... Cop at halloween party
William Cagliostro ... Infirmary student

Jay Amor ... Orderly
Bill Wohrman ... Veteran cop (as Bill Wohtmann)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bridge Carlson
Dong Sloun
Darlene Weather

Directed by
Vittorio Rambaldi 
Writing credits
Umberto Lenzi (written by) (as Harry Kirkpatrick)

Produced by
William J. Immerman .... producer
Josi W. Konski .... producer (as Josi Konski)
Original Music by
Claudio Simonetti 
Cinematography by
Antonio Climati 
Film Editing by
John Rawson 
Casting by
Billy DaMota 
Makeup Department
Frank Cacciatori .... makeup artist
Special Effects by
Alex Rambaldi .... special effects makeup
Carlo Rambaldi .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Carlo Rambaldi .... special visual effects
Jay Amor .... stunts
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Herman .... wardrobe supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Rage - Furia primitiva" - Italy (original title)
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Spain:87 min | USA:91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
It's not great but it will do for a nights entertainment., 7 October 2000
Author: slasherfan from Ireland

Primal Rage isn't anything special, some people would consider it really bad but it isn't all that bad. the acting isn't bad but the movie is a bit predictable, the story line is not very original but the movie is entertaining. If you see it in the video store and you can't really find anything else you want to watch Primal Rage is a good substatute. The last half and hour of the movie makes it all very worth while. I gave Primal Rage 7/10.

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