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Doomwatch (1972)

The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.

Director:

Peter Sasdy

Writers:

Kit Pedler (series "Doomwatch"), Gerry Davis (series "Doomwatch") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Bannen ... Dr. Del Shaw
Judy Geeson ... Victoria Brown
John Paul John Paul ... Dr. Quist
Simon Oates ... Dr. John Ridge
Jean Trend Jean Trend ... Dr. Fay Chantry
Joby Blanshard ... Bradley
George Sanders ... The Admiral - Sir Geoffrey
Percy Herbert ... Constable Hartwell
Shelagh Fraser ... Mrs. Betty Straker
Geoffrey Keen ... Sir Henry Leyton
Joseph O'Conor ... Vicar
Norman Bird ... Brewer
Constance Chapman ... Miss Johnson
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Tom Straker
James Cosmo ... Bob Gillette
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The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.

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An ecological nightmare gone berserk! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Del's samples from Balfe are dated to [Wednesday] 20th - [Thursday] 21st October 1971. See more »

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Featured in Doomsday with Judy Geeson (2016) See more »

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Since when is this horror?
20 July 2004 | by tuikieSee all my reviews

Firstly, this is NOT a horror movie (And who thought up the cannibalistic islanders?). The film is about the devastation that comes from the pollution of one the islands beaches with synthetic hormones.

The islanders, having been made to suspect that the physical and mental deformities they're suffering from are caused by generations of inbreeding, regard the coming of an environmentalist as a threat to their community. They hide the sick and try to make sure that nothing 'wrong' is found. The movie is about the struggle of an environmentalist to find out what's the matter with the island, and then the struggle to educate the population about the cause and possible solutions for the problems.

All in all not a bad environmental drama, reminds me a bit of the Minimata disaster in Japan. I give it a 7 out of 10, mainly for the atmosphere on the island and the balls it must have taken to make this film in '72.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Island of the Ghouls See more »

Filming Locations:

Coverack, Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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