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Tentacles (1977)

Tentacoli (original title)
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A mutated giant octopus wreaks havoc on a California seaside community.

Director:

Ovidio G. Assonitis (as Oliver Hellman)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Huston ... Ned Turner
Shelley Winters ... Tillie Turner
Bo Hopkins ... Will Gleason
Henry Fonda ... Mr. Whitehead, President of Trojan Construction
Delia Boccardo ... Vicky Gleason
Cesare Danova ... John Corey
Alan Boyd Alan Boyd ... Mike
Sherry Buchanan ... Judy
Franco Diogene ... Chuck
Marc Fiorini ... Don
Helena Mäkelä Helena Mäkelä ... Jamie's Mother (as Helena Makela)
Claude Akins ... Sheriff Robards
Alessandro Poggi Alessandro Poggi
Roberto Poggi Roberto Poggi
Giancarlo Nacinelli Giancarlo Nacinelli
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Storyline

Several people disappear from and at the sea. Their bodies are found gnawed to the skeleton, even the marrow is missing. The scientists have no idea which animal could do such things. Dr. Turner begins to suspect that the company which builds a tunnel beneath the bay might have poisoned the environment and caused an octopus to mutate to giant dimensions. Just at the same time a great sailing regatta with many children is started - among them Turner's nephew Tommy. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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It's Turning the Beach ... Into a Buffet! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Cesare Danova's voice is dubbed by another actor. See more »

Goofs

Octopuses don't roar. See more »

Quotes

Tillie Turner: Tommy, tell me, why do you think Jamie has to wee-wee so much?
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The Octopus First Victim
Music by Stelvio Cipriani
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Actors seem to be in a different film...
25 January 2002 | by scupperSee all my reviews

Did this movie strike anyone else as odd in that the big name actors (mainly Huston and Fonda) seem to be delivering their lines as though they don't know the plot of the film? Fonda in particular has so many scenes where his lines are vague and could fit into any number of plots, I truly wonder if he signed on for a giant cephalopod film.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Spanish | English

Release Date:

15 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tentacles See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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