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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 James Cavan ... Buddy
Joanelle Romero 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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You will not feel the terror until you experience the movie! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Embassy Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A sequel was planned but never materialized due to the collapse of Embassy Pictures. Robert Glaudini was set to return. 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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A couple of fun moments
4 October 1998 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

No, this is not a very good movie at all. However, I saw it when it was first released in 1982 in 3D, and not once since then, and I still remember some creepy scenes. The big gross-out in the movie -- when the dripping parasite falls down on you from the ceiling in 3D!! -- had me squirming in my seat in 1982.

I saw a number of films during the short-lived 3D revival of the early '80's, and, believe me, there were very few kick-ass uses of the 3D effect anywhere, but Parasite had one of the better ones. (Most of the other good 3D moments are in House of Wax with Vincent Price. Even Hitchcock couldn't figure out what to do with the gimmick.)

By the way, in 1982 no one had ever heard of Demi Moore. Did we predict big things for her after seeing her in this? Yeah, right.


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