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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

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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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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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Andrew Prine was approached to play the role of Frank Young, but turned said offer down. Jon Cedar, who was initially considered to play the sheriff, was cast as Frank instead. See more »

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When the hikers are running for the cabin with the dogs chasing them, there appears to be a crew member sitting on the hill in one shot. See more »

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Paul Jenson: Hey, hot shot. We're out of food.
Steve Buckner: I know!
Paul Jenson: Well, where's that food that's supposed to be around here?
Steve Buckner: It's up ahead.
Paul Jenson: You say.
Steve Buckner: That's right. I say.
Paul Jenson: You hear that, everyone? Hot shot says there's food up ahead. That is, if he's reading his map right. Well, what the hell, let's get going. I'm hungry.
Steve Buckner: Okay Mr. Jenson. Get your ass in gear and let's go!
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Lynda Day George of the Animals
8 March 2007 | by ThrownMuseSee all my reviews

This is a highly amusing 70s "when the Ozone Layer depletes and Animals Attack!" disaster flick that should appeal to anyone who likes these kinds of movies. It has a fun cast featuring the incomparable Ruth Roman, the slightly-daft-but-that's-why-we-love-her Lynda Day George, Andrew Stevens when he was still somewhat humpy, and Leslie Neilsen in a straight-faced role like you've never seen him before...and never want to see him again. You've got all the expected plot elements here: the group disagreeing and splitting up, the one dude who gets fed up and goes bonkers, slo-mo death shots, and lots of faux animal action! Highlights include jumping rats and Nielsen dancing with a grizzly.


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