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Severed Ties ()


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When a regeneration experiment on his severed arm grows a deadly reptilian creature instead of a limb, a mad scientist uses the serum on homeless crippled veterans to create an army and get... See more »

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Dr. Hans Vaughan
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Helena Harrison
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Stripes
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Harrison Harrison (as Billy Morrisette)
Johnny Legend ...
Preacher
Denise Wallace ...
Eve
Roger Perkovich ...
Lawrence
Bekki Vallin ...
Uta
Gerald Shidell ...
Dr. Harrison
Marilyn Penn-Lindley ...
Servant (as Marilyn Penn)
Julian Weaver ...
Policeman
Betty Perkovich ...
Bag Lady Bum
James Clermont ...
One-Eyed Bum
Dave Conseur ...
Thin Bum (as Dave Consoer)
Vincent Madeira ...
Hunchback Bum
Bob Schindelholz ...
Horny Bum
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Body (as Sazzy Lee)
Keith Rodenberger ...
Body

Directed by

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Damon Santostefano

Written by

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John Brancato ... () (as Henry Dominic)
 
David Casci ... (story) (as David A. Casci)
 
Michael Ferris ... () (as Henry Dominic)
 
John Nystrom ... (screenplay)
 
Rick Roberts ... (additional material) (as Richard Roberts)
 
Damon Santostefano ... (story)

Produced by

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Norman Jacobs ... executive producer
Steven Jacobs ... executive producer
Rex Piano ... line producer
Christopher Webster ... producer

Music by

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Daniel Licht

Cinematography by

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Geza Sinkovics

Film Editing by

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Rick Roberts ... (as Richard Roberts)

Production Design by

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Don Day

Art Direction by

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Thérèse DePrez

Set Decoration by

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Shirley Starks

Costume Design by

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Susan L. Bertram ... (as Susan Betram)

Makeup Department

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Sazzy Lee Calhoun ... makeup artist (as Sazzy Calhoun)
Robin Slater ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Mark Armstrong ... studio unit manager
Rex Piano ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Greg Nicotero ... second unit director (as Gregory Nicotero)
Keith Rodenberger ... third assistant director
Robert Schick ... second assistant director (as Bob Schick)

Art Department

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Terry Baughman ... construction coordinator
Mark Hofeling ... set designer / set dresser
Morgan James ... property master
Katharine Jeske ... scenic artist
Gary Lockwood ... construction crew
Jamie Patten ... assistant property master
Mark Van Ert ... head propmaker
Mark Zanoni ... construction crew

Sound Department

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Cory Coken ... sound editor
Ric Coken ... re-recording mixer
April Cook ... boom operator
Jack Lindauer ... sound mixer
Jim Moore ... sound effects

Special Effects by

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Hank Carlson ... special effects
Guy Himber ... creature shop mechanical department supervisor
Scott Oshita ... mechanical designer (puppeteer)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Addison Cook ... second grip
Jim Denault ... gaffer
Kurt Lennig ... best boy
Julian Marynczak ... electrician
Paul Meehan ... key grip
Carlo Ontal ... still photographer
Ward Parker ... grip
Weldon Thompson ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Kent DeMarche ... casting (as Kent Demarches)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carol Jorgensen ... assistant wardrobe: pre-production
Susan Smith ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Kent Hammond ... location manager

Other crew

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Jessica Aulbach ... production accountant
John Aulbach ... assistant production accountant
Julie Hansen ... post-production accountant
Matthew David Hensley ... assistant coordinator (as Matt Hensley)
Rick Roberts ... director: additional material (as Richard Roberts)
Bekki Vallin ... production coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Harrison is a young scientist who grew up under the thumb of his domineering rich posh mother Helena. Even in his adulthood she still has a stranglehold over him since she's financing his research based on the discoveries of his late scientist father. His obsession is to successfully use lizard DNA to stimulate regeneration of dead or dying tissue which could lead to cure for cancer or even regeneration of lost limbs in humans. He soon has a breakthrough but all his dreams are crushed when he learns that his manipulative mother and her unscrupulous boyfriend Dr. Hans Vaughn are planing to take all of his research from him and sell it as their own. Enraged, Harrison has an argument with his mother and Vaughn which ends in tragedy when an automated door accidentally sever his right arm. Harrison injects himself with his regeneration serum to try and grow a new hand. Unfortunately, it turns out that his new scaly limb has a killer mind of its own. Harrison runs away and finds shelter in the sewers with a bunch of homeless crippled war veterans led by Stripes. Harrison decides to use his serum on them in an attempt to get them to help him get his research back.

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Taglines Science out of control. Terror out on a limb. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Army (United States)
  • Hors contrôle (France)
  • The Thing - Gene außer Kontrolle (Germany)
  • Vivos muertos (Argentina)
  • Laços Sangrentos (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 92 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The only film of Denise Wallace after which she disappeared from the movie business. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in I Am Legend (1994). See more »
Quotes Harrison Harrison: I had become what I despised most - a killer. My new mutant arms had turned on my friends and killed them. And there was no one to blame except myself. But I had no time for remorse or pity. I had time for only one thing - Eve.
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