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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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The first futuristic monster movie in 3-D. 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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The film takes place in 1992. 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 Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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When I saw it in 1982 in the movie they let us keep the 3-D glasses!
20 April 2004 | by meccanoSee all my reviews

When director Charles Bans (Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island) recruited writers Alan J. Adler (Behemoth, the Sea Monster) & Frank Levering to collaborate on "the intelligent 3-D science fiction film of the 80's" it's a safe bet neither the maverick auteur nor the great science fiction writers knew they would virtually redefine the parameters of the modern cinema experience. A daring experiment in unconventional narrative inspired by a true story! In keeping with the director's underlying theme of dehumanization by technology, the notorious, omniscient man made creature has more warmth and personality than the humans it supposedly is serving. This theme, in part, is what makes Parasite a film like no other, though dated now it has proven optimistic compared to reality. Still, the film is timelessly provocative in its pioneering exploration of inner- and outer-space consciousness. With spectacular, painstakingly authentic special effects that have stood the test of time, Parasite is nothing less than a cinematic milestone--puzzling, provocative, and perfect. When I saw it in 1982 they let us keep the 3-D glasses!


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