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Cannibals in the Streets (1980)

Apocalypse domani (original title)
Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writers:

Antonio Margheriti (screenplay) (as Anthony M. Dawson), Dardano Sacchetti (screenplay) (as Jimmy Gould) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Saxon ... Norman Hopper
Elizabeth Turner Elizabeth Turner ... Jane Hopper
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Charlie Bukowski (as John Morghen)
Cinzia De Carolis ... Mary (as Cindy Hamilton)
Tony King ... Tom Thompson
Wallace Wilkinson ... Captain McCoy
Ramiro Oliveros ... Dr. Phil Mendez (as Ray Williams)
John Geroson John Geroson ... Policeman
May Heatherly ... Nurse Helen
Ronnie Sanders Ronnie Sanders ... Orderly
Vic Perkins Vic Perkins ... Biker
Jere Beery Jere Beery ... Biker Leader
Joan Riordan Joan Riordan ... Aunt Tina
Laura Dean ... Brunette Jogger
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ... Biker (as Lonnie Smith)
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Storyline

It starts off in Vietnam where John Saxon gets bitten by P.O.W. John Morghen who has been infected with some sort of cannibal virus. A few decades later in Atlanta, Georgia, Saxon wakes up from a nightmare flashback of what actually happened back in 'Nam. Saxon then receives a call from Morghen asking him if he wants to go out for a drink but Saxon refuses remembering the incident in 'Nam. Morghen has turned into a cannibal and is soon on the run after biting into a woman's neck. He barricades himself in a department store and shoots some folks with a shotgun. The cannibal virus spreads and soon Saxon joins veterans Morghen and Tony King along with some others to wreak some havoc. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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An American City Terrorized by Crazed Flesh-Eating Killers ... An Unbelievable Nightmare! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

18 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannibals in the Streets See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film watched by Bukowski on the cinema is From Hell to Victory (1979) which starred May Heatherly, who plays the role of the infected nurse Helen. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Hopper exits the door, Mrs. Hopper has a brown shawl on. The camera cuts to a close-up of Mrs. Hopper with no shawl on then returns to a shot of Mrs. Hopper with the shawl back on. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Norman Hopper: Get away from it you asshole... get away take cover
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Alternate Versions

U.S. version (with the screen title 'Invasion of the Flesh Hunters' was heavily censored of gore to earn an "R" rating instead of an "X". This version is still available on a budget USA DVD. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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Pretty Good Cannibal Trash
4 November 1999 | by thecaptain_ukSee all my reviews

Fantastic funky music and an intelligent script make this one of the better cannibal films. This time we aren't in the cannibal infested jungles - we're in downtown Atlanta and the cannibals are Vietnam vets tearing apart cops and thugs. It's a bit slow at times and there's not a great deal of gore. In fact it's hard to see why it's banned in the UK. I think if it was resubmitted to the BBFC they would only need to make a few cuts such as a prolonged leg-sawing scene in order to pass it. However I couldn't see anyone bothering to although it would be nice - come on VIPCO!


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