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Parasite (1982)

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Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Glaudini ... Dr. Paul Dean
Demi Moore ... Patricia Welles
Luca Bercovici ... Ricus
James Davidson ... Wolf the Merchant
Al Fann ... Collins
Tom Villard ... Zeke
Scott Thomson ... Chris
Cherie Currie ... Dana
Vivian Blaine ... Miss Elizabeth Daley
James Cavan ... Buddy
Joanelle Romero ... Bo (as Joannelle Nadine Romero)
Freddy Moore ... Arn
Natalie May Natalie May ... Shell
Cheryl Smith ... Captive Girl
Joel Miller Joel Miller ... Town Punk
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Storyline

Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, his rednecks, and an evil government agent named Merchant. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Demi Moore in her first starring role! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parasite 3D See more »

Filming Locations:

Piru, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Embassy Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

James Davidson cut his hair short for his role as Wolf the Merchant. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, when the power goes out, James Davidson says 'there's a generator out back', yet when he goes to start it he goes to the basement. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Troll (1986) See more »

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An 80's farce of the future!
30 August 2015 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

The future, only time will tell what could happen then. Well, the USA has become a total wasteland, and the government is making the biggest cover up in its whole life. Of course, the government is not running the show, it is run by an organization called the Merchants. One doctor(Robert Glaudini), creates an organism that is capable of doing exactly harm to the degeneration populace. He infects himself on purpose so he could study further, and then destroy it. He runs afoul of hooligans and a pursuer name Wolf(James Davidson), who works for the Merchants. After the hooligans steal the canister, thinking it's vital, they were in for the shock of their lives. Now it's up to the doctor, a lemon farmer(Demi Moore, in her debut) and a shop owner to take charge of the menace that is threatening the town. "Parasite" was a 3D put on. And it was most likely to be a teaser of a film. Plenty of action, and plenty of cheese. Most likely make you want to take better care of your health and life. It's not for germaphobes. 2 out of 5 stars.


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