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Without Warning (1980)

An alien creature stalks human prey.

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Greydon Clark
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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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Plot Keywords:

alien | creature | prey | cabin | bar | See All (39) »

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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Final film of Ralph Meeker See more »

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At various points in the film, the alien flying discs can be seen being suspended from wires. See more »

Quotes

Joe Taylor: You never been hunting before.
Sandy: No, and I don't plan to.
Joe Taylor: Ohhh! Good sport, as long as you follow the rules.
Sandy: I could never kill an animal.
Joe Taylor: Depends on the animal and who's doing the hunting. Besides I eat what I kill. and the sport is in the hunting and the tracking, not in the kill.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2018) See more »

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Surprisingly creepy...
9 February 2000 | by GislefSee all my reviews

Without Warning is kinda odd, what with it's "big budget" stars and all. It's nicely done, although it looks like a Kolchak/Night Stalker episode.

However, the little frisbee/alien/thingies are extremely creepy, and strike me as very effective considering the low-budget.

The alien "hunter" looks like they got the costume from Outer Limits.

Overall, I'd recommend this movie, despite the hammy performances. Turn the lights down and prepare to be creeped out.


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