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Laserblast (1978)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 March 1978 (USA)
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A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms him into a grotesque killer.

Director:

Michael Rae
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Milford ... Billy Duncan
Cheryl Smith ... Kathy Farley
Gianni Russo ... Tony Craig
Ron Masak ... Sheriff
Dennis Burkley ... Deputy Pete Ungar
Barry Cutler ... Deputy Jesse Jeep
Mike Bobenko Mike Bobenko ... Chuck Boran
Eddie Deezen ... Froggy
Keenan Wynn ... Colonel Farley
Roddy McDowall ... Doctor Mellon (as Roddy McDowell)
Rick Walters Rick Walters ... Mike London
Simmy Bow Simmy Bow ... Gas Station Attendant
Joanna Lipari ... Franny Walton
Wendy Wernli Wendy Wernli ... Carolyn Spicer
Michael Barrere Michael Barrere ... Hip Kid (as Michael Bryar)
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Storyline

Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Billy was a kid who got pushed around... Then he found the power See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alienígenas na Terra See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in which Billy blows up a roadside billboard advertising Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was filmed after principal shooting had wrapped. See more »

Goofs

In a shot of the van from the front, after Billy blows up the Star Wars sign, the camera rig is visible on the left. See more »

Quotes

Kathy Farley: Just you and me and the sky... like a cup! A giant cup!
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Crazy Credits

Roddy McDowall's name is spelled McDowell at the end. See more »

Alternate Versions

Laserblast was edited down for its appearance on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in 1996. Among the scenes cut was a sequence where party guests are questioned at the police station about Chuck's car exploding, more conversations between Billy and Cathy, and more footage of Billy in alien monster mode destroying downtown - along with the sheriffs car being flipped. See more »

Connections

References Smokey and the Bandit (1977) See more »

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I almost wet myself....
11 July 1999 | by golemSee all my reviews

I swear every time I see that Star Wars billboard get blown up I almost wet myself. What more can you ask of cheap Sci-Fi than Laserblast? Granted it doesn't have that 50's kitch like Angry Red Planet, but it WAS the 70's. Personally I love and own this film. If you can see the true beauty in astoundingly bad film making, then you should see Laserblast. I mean one character gets mutated into a green laser-blasting monster by a salt shaker he wears around his neck!! and there's bad stop-action aliens!! YES! it took 2 guys to write it!!! 2!!! and they called it LASERBLAST!

I think if you consider the general aesthetic of the seventies, you will see that this is the ULTIMATE 70's movie. I regret never seeing it at a drive in.


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