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Without Warning (1980)

An alien creature stalks human prey.


Greydon Clark

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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


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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Plot Keywords:

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


The Alien Terror Is Here On Earth. See more »


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Release Date:

26 November 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Encounters See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$150,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The sequence in the bar was filmed in a single evening. See more »


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 »


Leo: Sarge, this guy here says he's seen some of your flying saucers.
Fred 'Sarge' Dobbs: You've seen those flying critters. Feisty little things aren't they?
Greg: Yeah, they attacked our van.
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Referenced in Predator (1987) See more »

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25 August 2006 | by SalamanderGirlSee all my reviews

Seven years before Arnold Schwarzenegger got to say "I'll be back" for the tenth time, this low budget science fiction slasher movie introduced audiences to the idea of alien hunters going after human prey. Granted, intergalactic Frisbees aren't quite as exciting as a semi-invisible Predator, but this movie did come first. Without Warning isn't an action movie, and it owes more to Friday the 13th than Extro, but overall it's an enjoyable ride. Lots of familiar faces, including Martin Landau, Cameron MItchell, Jack Palance, a very young David Caruso, Larry Storch for TV's F-Troop, and last but not least, Kevin Peter Hall as the alien hunter, seven years before he got to kick Arnold's butt in Predator.

If you can forgive the low production value and the cheesy script, then you might want to give Without Warning a look.

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