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Beware! The Blob (1972)

A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

Director:

Larry Hagman

Writers:

Jack Woods (screenplay), Anthony Harris (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Walker Jr. ... Bobby Hartford (as Robert Walker)
Gwynne Gilford ... Lisa Clark
Richard Stahl ... Edward Fazio
Richard Webb ... Sheriff Jones
Shelley Berman ... Hair Stylist
Godfrey Cambridge ... Chester Hargis
Larry Hagman ... Young Hobo
Carol Lynley ... Leslie
Marlene Clark ... Mariane Hargis
Gerrit Graham ... Joe, Ape-Suited Party Guest
J.J. Johnston ... Deputy Kelly Davis
Danny Goldman Danny Goldman ... Bearded Teenager
Rockne Tarkington ... Deputy Williams
Dick Van Patten ... Scoutmaster Adleman
Tiger Joe Marsh Tiger Joe Marsh ... The Naked Turk
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Storyline

A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The movie that J.R. shot! (2000 US DVD release) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Son of Blob See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While still in production on "Beware! The Blob," writer and producer Anthony Harris was already preparing a sequel called "Curse of the Blob." See more »

Goofs

When Lisa supposedly drives at top speed in a panic through the town in her truck, you can see cars traveling on an overpass behind her truck at twice the speed she is, indicating the filmmakers simply filmed her driving normally and then sped the film up. See more »

Quotes

Unidentified rabblerouser: Hippie, schmippie!
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Connections

Featured in Blob Town (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Beware! The Blob
by Mort Garson
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User Reviews

Not the BEST horror movie ever made, but certainly not the WORST....
24 June 2005 | by kman0072See all my reviews

OK, I don't know why people knock this movie. I saw this when I was a kid, and it genuinely scared the crap out of me. I watch it now, and it still gives me the creeps in some scenes, the hippie getting his (final) haircut, for example.

I think Larry Hagman made this movie just to have some fun, and it clearly shows. I mean come on, where else are you going to see Burgess Meredith (God rest his soul) as a hippie? Some of the scenes were just plain hilarious, such as the scenes with Dick van Patten and the Boy Scouts, for example. Watching him talk to Lisa in the beginning, and getting annoyed at the scouts because of the "Kerbangers" later on, were terrific. I would have liked to have seen what happened to his character, but I guess we can figure it out for ourselves, eh?

Like I said, it looks like Larry and company had a lot of fun.

Give it a chance, and check it out. You won't be disappointed.

Kevin


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