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Day of the Animals (1977)

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

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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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Taglines:

Something Is Out There....something so evil it paralyzes the soul. See more »


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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Trivia

Shooting took place at Long Barn, California, on Todd-AO 35 film. 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 »

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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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Sometimes crude but reasonably effective revenge of nature flick.
5 July 1999 | by Lainey-3See all my reviews

I suppose in terms of the variety of animals etc which go on the rampage, this film is perhaps the ultimate revenge of nature film. Its focal point about the dangerous effects of a disintegrating o-zone layer is delivered with a sledge hammer but it does succeed in a blunderingly effective way due to several disturbing images. However, anyone who may have forgotten that Leslie Nielsen played (very) straight roles for years before moving into comedy will be in for a surprise here. He creates a thoroughly unpleasant character in this movie (but his wrestle with a grizzly bear is probably the highlight of the movie). Actually, a number of cult and semi well known actors turn in performances which are well below their best in this film. Perhaps that, along with its cop-out ending, are the films biggest failings. Well worth a look although Kingdom of the Spiders is better as revenge of nature films go One question: What does nature have against poor Susan (Jaws) Backlinie?


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