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Island Claws (1980)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A biological experiment in Florida goes awry. The result: 8-foot long land crabs which roar loudly and kill everything in sight.

Director:

Hernan Cardenas

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Colby Cardenas (story created by), Hernan Cardenas (story created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Lansing ... Moody
Steve Hanks ... Pete Adams
Nita Talbot ... Rosie
Jo McDonnell ... Jan Raines
Martina Deignan Martina Deignan ... Lynn
Barry Nelson ... Dr. McNeal
Tony Rigo Tony Rigo ... Joe
Raymond Forchion ... Jean (as Ray Forchion)
Dick Callinan Dick Callinan ... Frank Raines
Dolores Sandoz Dolores Sandoz ... Margarite
Frank Schuller Frank Schuller ... Coy
Mal Jones Mal Jones ... Ames
John Furey ... Chuck
Richard O'Barry ... Charley (as Ric O'Feldman)
Will Knickerbocker Will Knickerbocker ... Garland
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A biological experiment in Florida goes awry. The result: 8-foot long land crabs which roar loudly and kill everything in sight.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Giant Claws See more »

Filming Locations:

Virgina Key, Florida, USA

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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The screenplay was written by Jack Cowden and Ricou Browning, the creators of family-friendly films and series like Flipper (1964), Flipper (1963), and Salty (1973). See more »

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Pretty pathetic
13 July 2017 | by rdoyle29See all my reviews

A radiation leak causes crabs to mutate. One of them becomes a giant 8 foot crab, but most of them become ... normal looking crabs. The normal crabs do nasty things like burn down the trailer of a banjo player. Large bunches of normal crabs scuttling around are not very threatening. This film doesn't really work on any level. Veteran actors Robert Lansing and Barry Nelson are here, but unfortunately Steve Hanks is the nominal star and he's such a terrible actor that he can't manage to do normal tasks like pouring a cup of coffee without looking stiff and awkward.


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