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C.H.U.D. ()


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

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George Cooper
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A.J. 'The Reverend' Shepherd
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Captain Bosch
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Lauren Daniels
Laure Mattos ...
Flora Bosch
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Francine the Landlady
Justin Hall ...
Justin
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Fuller
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Officer Sanderson
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Hays
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Chief O'Brien
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Officer Crespi
Frank Adu ...
Interrogation Cop
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Mrs. Monroe
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Murphy
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Ad Woman
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Ad Man (as Raymond Baker)
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Doris
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Val
Gene O'Neill ...
Jackson
Rocco Siclari ...
Hugo
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Victor (as William Joseph Raymond)
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Gramps
Shana Lee Farrell ...
Cindy
John Ramsey ...
Commissioner
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Wilson
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Shadow Man (as John Bedford-Lloyd)
Henry Yuk ...
Coroner
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Benson
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Sgt. Parker (as Frankie R. Faison)
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Gooney NRC Man
Parnell Hall ...
Judson
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Cop in Diner
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Cop in Diner
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Waitress
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Newscaster
Mark Mikulski ...
Cop at Wrecked Diner
Lou Leccese ...
CHUD
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CHUD
James Dudley ...
CHUD
Carey Eidel ...
CHUD
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Frightened Spectator (uncredited)
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Frightened Specator (uncredited)
Jan Saint ...
Bum in the Street (uncredited)

Directed by

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Douglas Cheek

Written by

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Parnell Hall ... (screenplay)
 
Shepard Abbott ... (story)
 
Christopher Curry ... () (uncredited)
 
Daniel Stern ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Larry Abrams ... executive producer
Andrew Bonime ... producer
Thomas H. Field ... associate producer: Bonime Associates
Alfonso Tafoya ... associate producer

Music by

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David A. Hughes ... (as Cooper Hughes)

Cinematography by

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Peter Stein ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Claire Simpson

Editorial Department

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Lawrence Mischel ... negative matching
Dennis M. O'Connor ... associate editor (as Dennis O'Connor)
Judy Silberstein ... first assistant editor
Tara Timpone ... second assistant editor
Jim Finn ... negative cutter (uncredited)
Barry Zetlin ... additional film editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Bonnie Timmermann

Production Design by

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William Bilowit

Art Direction by

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Jorge Luis Toro

Costume Design by

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Jennifer Lax

Makeup Department

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John Caglione Jr. ... special makeup creator: CHUD
Joe Cuervo ... special makeup crew: CHUD
Doug Drexler ... special makeup crew: CHUD
George Engel ... special makeup crew: CHUD
Ed French ... additional special makeup effects artist
Susan Giammusso ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Kevin Haney ... makeup animatronics
David E. Smith ... special makeup crew: CHUD (as David Smith)
Michael Maddi ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Robert Bordiga ... in charge of production
Jack Briggs ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lewis Gould ... first assistant director
Barbara M. Ravis ... dga trainee (as Barbara Ravis)
Stephen Wertimer ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Leslie Binswanger ... art assistant
William Depaolo ... special prop construction (as William De Paolo)
Dan Duffy ... carpenter
Darryl Ferrucci ... electronic props
Ed Fountain ... construction coordinator
Robert J. Franco ... inside props (as Robert Franco)
John Gohorel ... carpenter
Bruce Lee Gross ... outside props assistant
Teri Kane ... outside props assistant
Shauna Kellin ... scenic painter
John MacLeod ... storyboard artist (as John Mac Leod)
Timothy Main ... carpenter
Sonja Roth ... assistant art director
Barbara J. Taylor ... chief scenic artist (as Barbara Taylor)
Bonnie Taylor ... second inside props
James Wheeler ... art assistant
Kay DiMarco ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jack Higgins ... re-recording mixer
Harry Lapham ... additional sound effects / location recordist
Brenda Ray ... boom operator
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist (uncredited)
Hal Levinsohn ... sound editor (uncredited)
Lynn Sable ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Steven Kirshoff ... pyrotechnic effects (as Steve Kirshoff)
Matt Vogel ... flamethrower effects (as Matthew Vogel)

Stunts

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Gene Hartline ... stunt double
Jery Hewitt ... stunt double (as Jerry Hewitt)
Harry Madsen ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tom Anderson ... second electric
Donald H. Apruzzese ... second assistant camera
Stephen Barrow ... gaffer (as Steve Barrow)
John Berry ... third electric
David M. Dunlap ... first assistant camera (as David Dunlap)
Ian Hartman ... grip assistant
Gary Hildebrand ... fourth electric
John Inwood ... electrics assistant
Tony C. Jannelli ... camera operator (as Tony Jannelli)
Steven Seymour ... video consultant
Andre Sobczak ... third grip
Cecilia Vettraino ... still photographer
Paul Wachter ... best boy grip
Tony Whitman ... dolly grip / key grip

Casting Department

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Dennis Lee ... extras casting
Nancy Winters ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Taylor Kincaid Cheek ... wardrobe (as Taylor Cheek)
Kathleen McCoy ... wardrobe assistant (as Kathleen Mc Coy)
Susan Money ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Chris Brigham ... location coordinator
Ken Kopro ... location scout
Ted Kurdyla ... location manager
Joseph M. Litto Jr. ... location coordinator
Charles M. Lum ... location production assistant (as Charles Lum)
Howard Rosenberg ... location production assistant
Susan Zwerman ... location manager

Music Department

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Geoff Higgins ... music recording engineer
David A. Hughes ... musician (as Cooper Hughes)

Transportation Department

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Walter Charleston ... transportation captain
James Fanning ... driver
James Keegan ... generator driver
Howard McMaster ... transportation coordinator (as Howard Mc Master)

Other crew

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Peter Bernard ... production assistant
Phillip Betz ... caterer (as Phil Betz)
Janice Bloch ... assistant to producer
Susan Booker ... caterer
Tim Boxell ... design concepts: CHUD
Matthew Carlisle ... special production assistant (as Matt Carlisle)
Ziona Feldan ... bookkeeper
Milton Forrest ... production assistant
Dawn Freer ... script supervisor
Susan Hall ... production assistant
Jane Harris ... assistant to director
Kathie Hersch ... production office coordinator
Milton Kahn ... publicist
Linda Kirland ... research
Moira Kirland ... research
Tony LaMarca ... consultant (as Tony La Marca)
David Larkin ... studio manager
Denise Latella ... production assistant
Jonathan Levy ... production assistant
Karin Litzman ... production assistant (as Karin Litzmann)
Carla Neary ... production assistant
James Selzano ... photo consultant
David Stern ... production assistant
Rhonda Super ... liaison: Bonime Associates (as Rhonda Ann Super)
Steven Tamarin ... physician
Alexander Weill ... production accountant (as Alexander L. Weill)
Barry Yee ... fashion photographs
Gary M. Zuckerbrod ... assistant: casting director (as Gary Zuckerbrod)
Brian McMillan ... head animal trainer (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Cannibalistic. Humanoid. Underground. Dwellers. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • C.H.U.D. (Caníbales Humanoides Ululantes Demoníacos) (Spain)
  • К.Г.П.О. (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Τρόμος Κάτω από την Πόλη (Greece)
  • C.H.U.D. - New Yorkin alamaailma (Finland)
  • CHUD, infierno bajo la ciudad (Mexico)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,250,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,762,922, 03 Sep 1984

Did You Know?

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Trivia Laure Mattos, the movie's first on-screen victim, is the real-life wife of co-star Daniel Stern. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988). See more »
Quotes Murphy: You must be a pretty important fella, fella.
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