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The Missing Are Deadly (1975)

A mentally-disabled boy takes a lab rat from his scientist father. Unknown to him, the rat is carrying a dangerous virus.

Director:

Don McDougall

Writers:

Michael Michaelian, Katharyn Powers (as Kathryn Michalian)
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Credited cast:
Ed Nelson ... Dr. Margolin
Leonard Nimoy ... Dr. Durov
George O'Hanlon Jr. ... David Margolin
Gary Morgan ... Jeff Margolin
José Ferrer ... Mr. Ed Warren
Kathleen Quinlan ... Michelle
Marjorie Lord ... Mrs. Robertson
Armand Alzamora Armand Alzamora ... Dr. Martinez
John Milford ... Capt. Franklin
Irene Tedrow ... Mrs. Bates
Stuart Nisbet ... Doctor Grocer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Alfosa Joe Alfosa ... South American doctor #2
Abraham Alvarez Abraham Alvarez ... Dr. Ramirez
Squire Fridell ... Reporter #2
Marla Gibbs ... Nurse #1
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An emotionally disturbed teenager whose father is a research scientist takes a rat from his father's laboratory that is infected with an incurable virus that can kill 100 million people in three weeks. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1975 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fun Made-for-TV movie
23 January 2005 | by madsagittarianSee all my reviews

I just love those made-for-TV films of the 1970's that usually ran 70-odd minutes to fill a 90-minute timeslot. Sometimes they were simplistic and contrived, but they were compact stories, and often very entertaining (some of my favourites include DYING ROOM ONLY and DELIVER US FROM EVIL). THE MISSING ARE DEADLY is one of these- and makes the best of a wild idea.

This surely must be the most unique act of teenage rebellion committed to film- certainly it is the most apocalyptic. Some screwed-up kid decides to get back at his inattentive scientist father by swiping a lab rat. Only problem is, the rodent has a plague which could wipe out the planet!

This fast thriller benefits from a great performance by Leonard Nimoy, who is 100% aggression as he follows the path of death that the kid has unwittingly caused. I haven't seen this film in over twenty years, since the last days of the late late late show.


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