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C.H.U.D. (1984)

A bizarre series of sudden disappearances on the streets of New York City seems to point toward something unsavory living in the sewers.

Director:

Douglas Cheek

Writers:

Parnell Hall (screenplay), Shepard Abbott (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Heard ... George Cooper
Daniel Stern ... A.J. 'The Reverend' Shepherd
Christopher Curry ... Captain Bosch
Kim Greist ... Lauren Daniels
Laure Mattos Laure Mattos ... Flora Bosch
Brenda Currin ... Francine the Landlady
Justin Hall Justin Hall ... Justin
Michael O'Hare ... Fuller
Cordis Heard ... Officer Sanderson
Vic Polizos ... Hays
Eddie Jones ... Chief O'Brien
Sam McMurray ... Officer Crespi
Robinson Frank Adu Robinson Frank Adu ... Interrogation Cop (as Frank Adu)
Ruth Maleczech ... Mrs. Monroe
J.C. Quinn ... Murphy
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Storyline

A rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, band together to try and determine what the creatures are and how to stop them. Written by Philip Brubaker <coda@nando.net>

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Taglines:

Ugly. Slobbering. Ferocious. Carnivorous. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Kim Greist. See more »

Goofs

When A.J. 'The Reverend' Shepherd is locked in the sewer by that mysterious stranger, a crew member can be seen in his glasses. See more »

Quotes

Captain Bosch: Are you kidding? Your guy's got a camera. Mine's got a flamethrower.
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Alternate Versions

The TV network version, in addition to the gore scenes edited out, has about 9 minutes of footage not shown in the New World video version with a number of scenes added some of which include:
  • Lauren talking to her neighbor on the steps inside the apartment building with the woman's son Justin.
  • Lauren talking to her boyfriend (John Heard) about her being pregnant and later showing them in bed together.
  • Captain Bosch discovering his wife's dead body with another policeman in knee-deep water near a sewer runoff pipe.
  • Additional moments in the scene of the diner massacre with two bums running from the creatures, which is aired at the end of the movie in the video version not in the network version.
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entertaining
6 March 2004 | by callanvassSee all my reviews

entertaining flick is downright grim and quite gory at times it has a witty script good acting a cool ending and a nice little twist that you don't see coming it has decent humor hardly any logic lapses and is just fun to watch and in the final scene John Goodman shows up!!!!!!!!! the dialog is always interesting and it has a lot of cool death scenes and cool looking creatures and it sets up a sequel (in my opinion) a real sequel there is a sequel but it's unrelated to the first i have not seen it yet anyway back to the movie i liked the grim feeling throughout the movie it was also kinda creepy the actors deliver funny performances but it has a few flaws it slows down in the middle only to pick up near the end and there is not a lot of action still its a decent little flick that i recommend **1/2 out of 5


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

C.H.U.D. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,762,922, 3 September 1984

Gross USA:

$4,654,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,654,423
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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