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The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

An astronaut is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage.

Director:

William Sachs

Writer:

William Sachs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Rebar ... Steve West - The Incredible Melting Man
Burr DeBenning ... Dr. Ted Nelson
Myron Healey ... Gen. Michael Perry
Michael Alldredge ... Sheriff Neil Blake
Ann Sweeny ... Judy Nelson
Lisle Wilson ... Dr. Loring
Cheryl Smith ... The Model (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Julie Drazen ... Carol
Stuart Edmond Rodgers Stuart Edmond Rodgers ... Little Boy
Chris Witney ... Little Boy
Edwin Max ... Harold
Dorothy Love Dorothy Love ... Helen
Janus Blythe ... Nell Winters
Jonathan Demme ... Matt Winters
Westbrook Claridge Westbrook Claridge ... Second Security Guard
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Storyline

"You've never seen anything til you've seen the Sun through the rings of Saturn," exclaims Alex Rebar. Apparently, somehow this causes him to start melting and eating people, such as a nurse in the tightest fitting nurse's outfit ever, a nerdy fisherman, a horny old couple who simply can't keep their hands off each other in a car. To save the day comes Doctor Ted Nelson! Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Steven West, astronaut from Saturn, is melting. He must have human cells to survive. He is a living time bomb! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is director William Sachs's third film. See more »

Goofs

Saturn is a gas giant and has no surface to speak of, just millions of square miles of clouds. This means it is literally impossible for a spacecraft to land there. See more »

Quotes

Helen: Let's get the hell out of here!
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Featured in Starfilm (2017) See more »

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70's schlockfest - I liked it!
11 April 2007 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

The Incredible Melting Man plays like an extended episode of The Six Million Dollar Man, but with violence and some nudity. I know this film is a bit crummy but I found it impossible not to kind of like it.

The acting and script are not the best. But the effects are good for a 30 year old movie with a budget of $50 - the title character takes quite a while to actually melt but when he does it's reasonably impressive; we also have one inventive death scene involving electrocution. Of note too is the music, it's insane - a cheese-tastic medley of nonsense.

Notable highlights:

* Marvel at the slow-motion nurse who jumps through a pane of glass for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

* Be amazed by a day in the life of a severed head.

* Beware of the psychotic cannibalistic melting humanoid. Called Steve.

* Be astonished when our hero takes a break from hunting the melting lunatic to have a bowl of soup and complain about insufficient crackers in the kitchen.

This film is just too 70's for me to hate it. It's tacky and trashy but I thought it was a lot of fun. You could do a lot worse.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ghoul from Outer Space See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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