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Day of the Animals (1977)

A battle for survival ensues after a group of hikers encounters a chemically imbalanced forest.

Director:

William Girdler

Writers:

William W. Norton (screenplay) (as William Norton), Eleanor E. Norton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher George ... Steve Buckner
Leslie Nielsen ... Paul Jenson
Lynda Day George ... Terry Marsh
Richard Jaeckel ... Professor MacGregor
Michael Ansara ... Daniel Santee
Ruth Roman ... Shirley Goodwyn
Jon Cedar ... Frank Young
Paul Mantee ... Roy Moore
Walter Barnes ... Ranger Tucker
Andrew Stevens ... Bob Denning
Susan Backlinie ... Mandy Young
Kathleen Bracken Kathleen Bracken ... Beth Hughes
Bobby Porter ... John Goodwyn
Michelle Stacy ... Little Girl
Michael Andreas Michael Andreas ... Sheriff
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Storyline

The depletion of the earth's ozone layer causes animals above the altitude of 5000 feet to run amok, which is very unfortunate for a group of hikers who get dropped off up there by helicopter just before the quarantine is announced. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Something Is Out There See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Riffed by the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) under the RiffTrax name, Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy. See more »

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Ozone-layer depletion affects more than animals; it affects plants, too. Yet, in the movie, the plants seem to be in good condition. See more »

Quotes

Paul Jenson: Look, it's like I just said, great, there's no food! And mighty animal spirits are stalking the land! Now what the hell are we going to do?
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Day of the Animals (1977)
13 December 2011 | by SnakesOnAnAfricanPlainSee all my reviews

Fun and face-palmingly brilliant killer monster nonsense. It was awesome to see so much use of real animals. I was also very surprised at who bought it and when, and in a film like this, sometimes who gets killed is the best part. The characters all turn against each other, or splinter off into groups. It's also fun to see a mother and child relationship which isn't all cuddles and sunshine. Best of all though, is Nielsen, in a performance that shows him as a tough mans man. He goes topless, he manhandles women, and he fights a friggin' bear. That, my friends, was an unexpected performance and just goes to show that you should never pigeon- hole an actor.


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