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Tentacles (1977)

Tentacoli (original title)
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 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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Each year 10,000 tourists visit Ocean Beach. This summer Ocean Beach has attracted SOMETHING ELSE! See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tentacles See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,000,000, 31 December 1977
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Bo Hopkins is seen suiting up before the final dive scene towards the end of the film, he is wearing a different wetsuit than his stunt double underwater. The diver underwater is wearing a suit with orange stripes on the arms of the suit, but topside, Bo's suit doesn't. See more »

Quotes

Ned Turner: Will, I've herad the suckers on a tentacles are like the claws on a tiger.
Will Gleason: Compared to suckers on a tentacle, claws are nothing Mr. Turner.
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Connections

References Buck Rogers (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

The Octopus First Victim
Music by Stelvio Cipriani
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Great Jaws-ripoff!
18 January 2009 | by bojtosgaborSee all my reviews

I saw, the most of the viewers are don't like this movie, but i don't understand: why? The photography is great, the cast is too (Fonda, Huston, Winters, Hopkins, and Sherry Buchanan from Starcrash 2., or Franco Diogene from the Italian giallis). I think, the director had a great job. I love the feeling of Tentacoli... i know, some of the special effects are cheap, but its not a big budget movie, so i can forget it. And my first favorite: Stelvio Cipriani's remixed music from his another movie. Bombastic, and amazing. I saw Tentacoli when i was a child, and i love it now (now, im 30), like before. So, for me, its a 10 star movie. Not a gory horror, not a big budget mainstream title from Hollywood, but its a great ripoff of Jaws.

Try to enjoy it.


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