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The Kindred (1987)

A geneticist takes his assistants to his old family home to locate the deadly product of his late mother's revolutionary research into rapid human evolution - his monstrous tentacled baby brother - before a mad scientist gets to him first.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Allen Brooks ... John Hollins
Rod Steiger ... Dr. Phillip Lloyd
Amanda Pays ... Melissa Leftridge
Talia Balsam ... Sharon Raymond
Kim Hunter ... Amanda Hollins
Timothy Gibbs ... Hart Phillips
Peter Frechette ... Brad Baxter
Julia Montgomery ... Cindy Russell
Bunky Jones Bunky Jones ... Nell Valentine (as Bunki Z)
Charles Grueber Charles Grueber ... Harry
Bennet Guillory ... Dr. Stone
Edgar Small Edgar Small ... Dr. Larson
Jim Boeke Jim Boeke ... Jackson (as James Boeke)
Randy Harrington Randy Harrington ... Paramedic
Benjamin J. Perry ... Porsche Driver (as Ben Perry)
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Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with some of John's friends they go to Amanda's house, but none are prepared for what they find there. Written by Ghost <sga@iconz.co.nz>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1987 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthony See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$2,407,024
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The Kindred is an exciting blend of Horror and Sci-fi!
23 February 1999 | by GC-9See all my reviews

With a combination of gross-out effects and a solid, yet campy, screenplay Kindred delivers plenty of horror for your rental dollar. With a screenplay written in part by Psycho scribe Joseph Stefano and a wonderfully over the top Rod Steiger (who seems to be auditioning for Brando's part in Island Of Dr. Moreau, Kindred tells the story of a science experiment that went too far. A strong supporting cast helps round out the film. Most memorable is Kim Hunter (of Planet of The Apes fame) as the creator of 'Anthony' a hybrid who isn't much, but occasionally reveals his tentacles to kill a dog or eat a watermelon. The special effect highlight of the film is Melissa's (Amanda Pays) transformation into a fish-like monster.


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