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Top of the Food Chain (1999)

Something is eating the residents of Exceptional Vista!

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Bockstael ...
Jan Bathgate
Lorry Ayers ...
Pat aka Saris
Ron Gabriel ...
Leslie Binkley, General Store
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Mayor Claire, Exceptional Vista
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Deputy Dana
Peter Donaldson ...
Kim Hickey
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Sandy Fawkes, Motel Owner
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Dr. Karel Lamonte, Atomic Scientist
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Mrs. Shelley Bathgate
Hardee T. Lineham ...
Officer Gayle
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Guy Fawkes, Sandy's Bro
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Michel O'Shea
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Chris Marlowe
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Abby the Witch
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An isolated Canadian town (populated by the weirdest group of people this side of Saturn) has seen its share of problems. First the nut factory closed, then the CATV antenna stopped broadcasting, and now something is gruesomely devouring the townsfolk! Can visiting atomic scientist (and expert on "cool fusion") Dr. Karel Lamonte solve the mystery before everyone disappears? Written by yortsnave

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Rated PG-13 for gore and sex-related material | See all certifications »
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The trophy fish Sandy takes off the wall to defend herself is a coelocanth. Coelocanths were thought to be extinct until one was caught in the 1930s. See more »

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Guy Fawkes: I am the Alpha and the Omega and I also play the trumpet.
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A very funny movie that exceeds expectations in every way - see it!
17 October 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a remarkable little movie. I didn't really expect much when I started watching it - after all it's a low-budget sci-fi spoof made in rather obscure circumstances. But it truly is excellent. It's finely written, well executed, and very, very funny - I stopped the playback of the movie numerous times just to give myself time to savour some of the great moments and laugh at them properly without missing anything else. The script is consistently sharp and intelligent... and the movie also has the other two requisites of great comedy - well-judged timing and high quality straight-men. It's sort of a spoof on old sci-fi movies such as The Thing and Invasion Of The Body Snatchers... but that's only the start... the movie just has an off-kilter insight into human craziness that's not quite like anything. Actually the film to which it bears the closest comparison is the Rocky Horror Picture Show... although it's not a musical. Still I could easily imagine audiences watching Top Of The Food Chain over and over again and reciting their favourite lines along with the characters. Unfortunately this probably won't happen... it's an obscure movie, and will probably lapse into oblivion without ever finding much of an audience - which would be a great shame... so go out of your way to see it - you won't regret it.


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