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The Beasts Are on the Streets (1978)

Panic grips a small community after a tanker truck crashes through a fence at a wild animal park, freeing dozens of dangerous beasts.


Peter R. Hunt




Credited cast:
Carol Lynley ... Dr. Claire McCauley
Dale Robinette ... Kevin Johnson
Billy Green Bush ... Jim Scudder
Philip Michael Thomas ... Eddie Morgan
Casey Biggs ... Rick
Burton Gilliam ... Al Loring
Sharon Ullrick ... Lucetta Gaynes
Anna Lee ... Mrs. Jackson
Michelle Walling Michelle Walling ... Sandy, Claire's Daughter
Bill Thurman ... Carl Evans
Laura Whyte Laura Whyte ... Beth
Vernelle Jesse Vernelle Jesse ... Woman Commentator
Carter Mullally Jr. Carter Mullally Jr. ... Sherman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Bongfeldt Jeff Bongfeldt ... Hunters son
Robert Hibbard Robert Hibbard ... Officer Bob Ellman


Panic grips a small community after a tanker truck crashes through a fence at a wild animal park, freeing dozens of dangerous beasts.

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Release Date:

18 May 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Animaux sont dans la ville See more »

Filming Locations:

Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

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Production Co:

Hanna-Barbera Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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During one of the scenes when the lioness enters the home looking for her cub, you can clearly see its trainer just off camera trying to direct her movements. See more »

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Light Hearted Fun with Dramatic Usage of Animals
5 September 2003 | by richard.fuller1See all my reviews

Yes, the animals were all largely in one pen, but use your imagination, there were numerous automobiles smashing into one another there, perhaps tearing down more than one pen and panicking several animals.

Still, the shots of that herd storming out amongst the burning wrecks was very dramatic and astonishing for me as a kid. I would hate to see it now and have it ruined.

This was a Hanna Barbera movie, I do remember that, and it was supposed to be groundbreaking for the company to have the lion cub die, as well as a gunshot victim.

I haven't seen this thing near about since it first aired, and I really enjoyed the animal scenes, but how did the bears or the lions escape from the same pens with all those livestock?

In the end, for some odd reason there seemed to be nothing left running wild but lions. I deduced it must be because they trained better or something.

Fantasy fun, that's for sure.

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