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Without Warning (1980)

An alien creature stalks human prey.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Joe Taylor
Martin Landau ... Fred 'Sarge' Dobbs
Tarah Nutter Tarah Nutter ... Sandy
Christopher S. Nelson Christopher S. Nelson ... Greg
Cameron Mitchell ... Hunter
Neville Brand ... Leo
Sue Ane Langdon ... Aggy
Ralph Meeker ... Dave
Larry Storch ... Scoutmaster
Lynn Theel ... Beth
David Caruso ... Tom
Mark Ness Mark Ness ... Bill
Bert Davis Bert Davis ... Man in Bar
Jeffrey Sudzin Jeffrey Sudzin ... Ambulance Driver
Darby Hinton ... Randy
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Storyline

Sandy and Greg are two teenage kids going camping with their friends in California. Their plan is to go to the lake in town, and despite warnings from the creepy town gas station owner, Joe Taylor, the kids go camping there and end up separated from each other. Greg and Sandy team up with Taylor to save the town, but unfortunately for them, Taylor is rather eccentric and fixated on hunting down the hostile alien threatening them, and a former Vietnam war veteran, Fred Dobbs, is convinced that Sandy and Greg are the aliens. Written by GasmaskProductionsBooks

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alien | creature | prey | cabin | bar | See All (40) »

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The Alien Terror Is Here On Earth. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Encounters See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The plot for the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi/action film Predator (1987) also features the same idea of an alien from outer space that hunts humans. The same actor who plays the alien in "Without Warning", Kevin Peter Hall, also plays the Predator. See more »

Goofs

When the jellyfish-like alien lands onto the van's windshield that Greg and Sandy drive in, you can see the alien prop's residue already on the windshield before it lands on it. See more »

Quotes

Joe Taylor: I'm telling you kids not to go down to the lake, please! It's full of hunters this time of year now.
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This horror was just the beginning for Kevin Peter Hall!
14 August 2012 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

I remember seeing the movie trailer one time when I was living in Long Island. Though I was way too young to see it. The movie may have been a limited premier in some places, it should have been nationwide later on. It has a great cast. Martin Landau ( Mission: Impossible, Space:1999), Jack Parlance, the biggest movie veteran ever. What more could you want? How about the 7'2" star Kevin Peter Hall who would later play BigFoot in "Harry and The Hendersons", and "Predator" ! In this movie, he plays this unnamed alien hunter who stalks the humans on Earth. His first kills are a father and son who are enjoying the outdoors and it would be the last for them as well. And the Scout leader was an unfortunate victim, leaving the Scouts running for their lives. How does this alien hunter kills so swiftly? By using these hideous discs that come alive when it hits the victim. So when the four friends went out to the lake to have fun, only two of them encounter the horror themselves. Later on, they meet a former Army Sergeant who still think he's in the war, feel there is an invasion. The store owner happens to be the most trusting is the one the two seems feel safe with. The whole ordeal with this movie is to survive the terror of being hunted by an alien hunter. A very good movie, just a bit overlooked, though.


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