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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 ... 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 »

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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

The gas filling station that Paul stops for fuel is owned by the fictitious XYREX Corporation that he is running from. According to the sign post, the prices for the various fuels (in this 1992 post-nuclear world) cost $29.98 per-gallon for GasOil (diesel), $35.65 per-gallon for liquid methane, and $40.57 per-gallon for unleaded gasoline. He pays $105 for his fuel in silver coins. The Merchant who stops later at the station pays an unknown amount by a platinum credit card for methane which his car runs on. See more »

Goofs

When the first gang member gets infected by the parasite, they refer to it several times as 'that thing on his arm' despite the fact that it is on his chest. See more »

Connections

Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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A sub-par B-movie with one or two high points
15 July 2001 | by silversprdaveSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in the theater and still have the funny little 3-D glasses with the creature's face printed on them that came with the movie. Maybe that gives me a soft spot for the film, which was totally forgettable in almost every other way. I have written in my 1982 notes to avoid the 3-D version unless you like double vision - so maybe those stupid glasses weren't very good. Poor editing made the movie a bit hard to follow - not that it really has anything worth following, though. The most notable thing about the film is the queasy feeling that you got from the monsters, which gave me the creeps in the same way that I get when I see leaches. I suppose that means that the movie did at least something right. I rated it a "5".


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