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The Day It Came to Earth (1977)

A glowing meteor falls into a secluded pond into which Mafia hitmen have dumped the body of one of their victims. Students from the local college use the pond for a swimming hole. Then the ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Thomason

Writer:

Paul Fisk (as Paul J. Fisk)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wink Roberts Wink Roberts ... Eddie Newton
Roger Manning Roger Manning ... Ronnie McGuire
Robert Ginnaven Robert Ginnaven ... Lt. Kelly
Delight De Bruine Delight De Bruine ... Sally Baxter
Rita Wilson ... Debbie
George Gobel ... Prof. Bartholomew
Ed Love Ed Love ... The Creature / Lou Jacoby
Lyle Armstrong Lyle Armstrong ... Sgt. Larry Pinkerton
Bill Elfstrom Bill Elfstrom ... Mayor Taylor
Bill Eubanks Bill Eubanks ... Mayor's Aide
Joe Barone Joe Barone ... First Gangster
Conrad Rothmann ... Second Gangster
Lou Hoffman Lou Hoffman ... Desk Sergeant (Frank)
LeRoy Slaughter LeRoy Slaughter ... Drunk Driver
Bill Borne Bill Borne ... Police Photographer (Bobby)
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A glowing meteor falls into a secluded pond into which Mafia hitmen have dumped the body of one of their victims. Students from the local college use the pond for a swimming hole. Then the fun begins. Written by James Barrett <jbarrett@astro.sunysb.edu>

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April 7, 1936, seen on a lonely highway near Tucson, Arizona...January 12, 1941, seen outside Lincoln, Nebraska...And then... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hevneren fra dypet See more »

Filming Locations:

Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Cast includes Rita Wilson wife of Tom Hanks See more »

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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Gee-Ga-Goo
30 December 2008 | by tommorgSee all my reviews

the famous line from George Gobel as Dr. Bartholemew which I'm surprised you haven't included in your memorable quotes:" "I choose to call the creature the (writing on a blackboard here) "gee-ga-goo"---geological (underline) gaseous (underline) goon (underline).""

Probably the only movie other than The Indestructible Man where a mobster turns monster. The Day it Came to Earth must never be confused with its second-rate cousins The Day it Fell to Earth or The Man Who Fell to Earth.It was the best thing George Gobel ever did, including playing the accordion and occupying the corner on Hollywood Squares. It was never adequately explained why a meteor would reanimate a dead body, but as we all know, radiation can make you big, make you small, make your flesh melt off your bones, turn you into a wasp, give you super strength, allow you to pass through walls: do anything, in fact, except kill you...


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