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Primal Rage (1988)

Rage - Furia primitiva (original title)
A scientist at a Florida university inadvertantly creates a "rage virus" while performing experiments intended to restore dead brain tissue in baboons. When a journalist for the college ... See full summary »

Director:

Vittorio Rambaldi

Writers:

Umberto Lenzi (as Harry Kirkpatrick), James Justice (as Harry Kirkpatrick)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Lowe Patrick Lowe ... Sam Nash
Cheryl Arutt ... Lauren Daly
Sarah Buxton ... Debbie
Mitch Watson Mitch Watson ... Frank Duffy
Bo Svenson ... Ethridge
Doug Sloan Doug Sloan ... Lovejoy
Luis Valderrama Luis Valderrama ... Chat
John Baldwin John Baldwin ... Bryan
Turk Harley Turk Harley ... Prof. Jenkins
Jennifer Hingel Jennifer Hingel ... Kimberly
Barry Schreiber Barry Schreiber ... Oakley (as Barry D. Schreiber)
Paul Bridges Thompson Paul Bridges Thompson ... Lab Assistant
Sally Carlson Sally Carlson ... Nurse
Greg Schmidt Greg Schmidt ... Sam's roommate
Mal Jones ... Janitor
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Storyline

A scientist at a Florida university inadvertantly creates a "rage virus" while performing experiments intended to restore dead brain tissue in baboons. When a journalist for the college paper breaks into the campus lab, he's bitten by one of the infected baboons; the virus soon spreads to a trio of rapists and a valley girl, all of whom go on killing sprees. Written by Jojo Mac

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There's a new party animal on campus it'll bring out the beast in you! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Primal Rage See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Released a year before Nightmare Beach, which was also filmed in Florida and featured 2 actors from this film and also features a few of the same songs on the soundtrack. Umberto Lenzei was involved with both films. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Love is My Mania
Performed by The Fast Food Girls
Producer: Walkman Zig Zag
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This movie deserves cult status
29 June 2002 | by WturnerbillSee all my reviews

At first, I thought this was going to be another killer ape picture, instead it was an very cool knock-off of David Cronenberg's "Rabid", with awesome effects by Carlo Rambaldi. I thoroughly enjoyed watching these characters go berzerk to the music of Claudio Simonetti. The gore was plentiful and the ruckus at the Halloween dance was very exciting. It was also fun to watch one of Rob Lowe's brothers in yet another B horror picture. My only problem was the dated pop tunes that plagued the movie's soundtrack.


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