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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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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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This little girl has seen it... and she will never be the same again... She lived through the Day of the Animals! See more »


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13 May 1977 (USA)  »

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Something Is Out There  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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The "grizzly bear" that Leslie Nielsen fights is actually a North American cinnamon bear. 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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Sam: God sent a plague down on us because we're just a bunch of no good fellers.
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Sometimes crude but reasonably effective revenge of nature flick.
5 July 1999 | by See 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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