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A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers,... See more »

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David
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Marisa
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Chief Clark (as Michael Gazzo)
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Slade
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Gutchel (as Sidney Lassick)
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Mayor
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Kelly
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Brock
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Kemp
John Lisbon Wood ...
Mad Bomber
James Ingersoll ...
Helms
Robert Doyle ...
Bill
Patti Jerome ...
Madeline
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Newswoman
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ABC Newswoman
Leslie Brown ...
Young Marisa
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Bob
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Callan
Tom Kindle ...
Announcer
Jim Brockett ...
Gator Wrestler
Simmy Bow ...
Seedy
Jim Boeke ...
Shamsky
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Meyer
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Sloan
Peter Miller ...
Sgt. Rice
Pat Petersen ...
Joey
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Joey's Mother (as Micol)
Frederick Long ...
Sparks
Ed Brodow ...
Ross
Larry Margo ...
Stanley
Philip Luther ...
Purdy
John F. Goff ...
Ashe
Elizabeth Halsey ...
Policewoman
Barry Chase ...
Policeman 1
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Policeman 2
Jerado Decordovier ...
Gator Vendor 1 (as Jeradio De Cordovier)
Vincent De Stefano ...
Gator Vendor 3
JoJo D'Amore ...
Gator Vendor 4 (as Jo Jo D'Amore)
Bella Bruck ...
Dot
Kendall Carly Browne ...
Ann
Danny Baseda ...
Radioman
Tink Williams ...
Hector
Corkey Ford ...
Chi Chi (as Corky Ford)
Charles R. Penland ...
Tyrone
Anita Keith ...
Old Lady
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Gatekeeper (as Michael Mazurki)
Margaret Muse ...
Society Matron
Michael Misita ...
Reporter 1
Harold Greene ...
Reporter 2
Jim Alquist ...
Reporter 3
Margie Platt ...
Bride
Nike Zachmanoglou ...
Maid at Party
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Woman at Bar-B-Que
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Hammond ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Alligator (uncredited)
Dana MacDuff ...
Punk (uncredited)
Amy Panter ...
Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Lewis Teague

Written by

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John Sayles ... (screenplay)
 
John Sayles ... (story) and
Frank Ray Perilli ... (story)

Produced by

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Robert S. Bremson ... executive producer
Brandon Chase ... producer
Tom Jacobson ... associate producer
Mark L. Rosen ... producer

Music by

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Craig Huxley ... (as Craig Hundley)

Cinematography by

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Joseph Mangine ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Larry Bock
Ron Medico ... (as Ronald Medico)

Editorial Department

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Patricia Summers ... assistant editor (as Pat Summers)
Bill Williams ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Geno Havens
Lori Rabin

Art Direction by

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Michael Erler

Set Decoration by

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Cyd Smyllie ... (as Cyd A. Smillie)

Makeup Department

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Sue Dolph ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Robert Short ... special effects makeup

Production Management

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Marianne Chase ... executive in charge of production
Tom Jacobson ... production manager
Maurice Marks ... production manager: second unit

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Miller Drake ... second unit director
Lisa Marmon ... second assistant director
Paul Stader ... second unit director
Jerram A. Swartz ... assistant director

Art Department

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Kenneth Coontz ... assistant property master (as Ken Coontz)
Tomas DeSoto ... set dresser
Michael Farr ... set dresser
Richard Charles Greenbaum ... assistant art director (as Richard Greenbaum)
Dan Morski ... property master
Kája Saudek ... Czech poster designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Art Names ... production sound (as Arthur Names)
Biff Yeager ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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David Bartholomew ... special effects
David Beasley ... special effects
Pete Gerard ... special effects
Richard O. Helmer ... special effects coordinator
John Ramsey ... special effects
William Shourt ... special effects (as William F. Shourt)

Visual Effects by

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Bill Kaufman ... miniatures
Michael Douglas Middleton ... visual effects still photographer (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bruce Paul Barbour ... stunt performer (as Bruce Barbour)
Michael Cassidy ... stunt performer
Dottie Catching ... stunt performer
Tom Clardy ... stunt performer
Roger Creed ... stunt performer
Kenny Endoso ... stunt performer
Diamond Farnsworth ... stunt performer (as Hill Farnsworth)
Dale E. House ... stunt performer (as Dale House)
Conrad E. Palmisano ... stunt coordinator (as Conrad Palmisano)
Bobby Sargent ... stunt performer
Rick Seaman ... stunt performer (as Richard D. Seaman)
Peter Stader ... stunt performer
Tom Steele ... stunt performer
Jack Tyree ... stunt performer
Cindy Wills ... stunt performer (as Cindy L. Wil)
Harry Wowchuk ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Assaf Amir ... electrician
Hanania Baer ... director of photography: second unit
Jack Cooperman ... underwater photographer
Tony Cunha ... still photographer
Doug Curtis ... electrician
Sam Gart ... first assistant camera
Dwight Joseph Lavers ... grip (as Dwight La Vers)
Ray Maichen ... grip
Ron McCausland ... key grip
Udi Rimer ... electrician
David Schmier ... camera operator
Gary Shore ... electrician
Mark Simon ... assistant camera
Peter Smokler ... director of photography: second unit
Thomas Vanghele ... second assistant camera
Terry Wimmer ... grip (as Terrance Wimmer)
Moshe Yakobovesky ... gaffer
Wayne Baker ... underwater camera assistant (uncredited)
Arthur Krauss ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Charlie Messenger ... extras casting (as Charles Messenger)
Chris Trainer ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Audrey Kasof ... second assistant wardrobe
Michael Rouse ... first assistant wardrobe
Constance Sech ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Jacqueline Zambrano ... location manager

Music Department

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Marston Smith ... musician: cello

Transportation Department

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Duncan Brine ... transportation coordinator
David De Carlo ... transportation captain
John Panzarella ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Larry Ackerman ... production accountant
Elizabeth Dale Baer ... production assistant (as Dale Baer)
Kevin Blackton ... gator operator
Jim Brockett ... animal provider
Richard Casey ... production assistant
Laurie Cohn ... script supervisor (as Laurie M. Cohn)
Grace Dennis ... production accountant
Dominic Ferlan ... craft service
Thomas Goeken ... gator operator (as Tom Goeken)
Ralph Helfer ... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us]
John Hungerford ... production assistant
Steve Jerrom ... production assistant (as Stephen Jerrom)
Dana MacDuff ... production assistant
Randi Maurer ... production coordinator
Steve McMillian ... production assistant (as Stephen McMillin)
Pete Robinson ... production assistant
Van Spaulding ... production assistant
Kent Adamson ... production assistant (uncredited)
Gale Anne Hurd ... production assistant (uncredited)
Ben Stansbury ... alligator effects (uncredited)

Thanks

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Mike Brenner ... grateful appreciation
Tom Hicks ... grateful appreciation
Leslie Morson ... grateful appreciation

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Ramon the alligator is flushed down the toilet as a baby and grows into a gargantuan monster by eating the corpses of laboratory animals who have undergone dubious hormone experiments, thus providing all the ecological and social subtext that one could possibly wish for, even if one doesn't normally go for films about giant alligators eating people left, right, and center--which is the inevitable and tragic result of Ramon's decision that the outside world looks rather more interesting than the sewers.... Written by Michael Brooke

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Taglines Beneath Those Manholes, A Man-Eater Is Waiting ... See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'incroyable alligator (France)
  • La bestia bajo el asfalto (Spain)
  • Alligator: terror bajo la ciudad (Mexico)
  • A Fera (Portugal)
  • Der Killer-Alligator (West Germany)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The oft-malfunctioning animatronic alligator used in the film was later donated to the Florida Gators as a team mascot. Ramon made several appearances before games and during halftime. See more »
Goofs In the first shot of the alligators eye, the whole crew is reflected in it. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Alligator II: The Mutation (1991). See more »
Quotes Mayor: And if they traced it back to the company
Slade: You'd be out of a job, for one thing.
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