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The Day It Came to Earth (1977)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | November 1977 (USA)
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 ... 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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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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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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Featured in Movie Macabre: The Day It Came to Earth (1982) See more »

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Definitive camp B science fiction movie
8 March 2007 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

This is pretty definitive of the campy science fiction movies that are just meant to be fun. In accordance with the campy aura, the film's main focus are a group of teenagers who hang out together, and whose camaraderie is indicative of such films, and could still be an inspiration. It's mostly just the same story: kids witness something from outer space, aren't believed, and solve the mystery themselves. Gobel plays a likable intelligent sort who is benevolent to the kids. One scene that makes this rank a level better than the usual is the "Goo Goo Ga" scene. A lot of hilarious bits, and make no mistake, this is what the movie is designed to do. It's appealing to see people behave in a civilized way to each other, as they do in this movie. And to be willing to help each other, again, is inspirational. Campy, but more assets than detriments.


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