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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 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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Taglines:

Primal fears. Primal screams. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

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 »

Connections

References The Living Daylights (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Friends
Written by Mike Francis
Sung by Ami Stewart
Producer: BMG Ariola SpA
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It's not great but it will do for a nights entertainment.
7 October 2000 | by slasherfanSee all my reviews

Primal Rage isn't anything special, some people would consider it really bad but it isn't all that bad. the acting isn't bad but the movie is a bit predictable, the story line is not very original but the movie is entertaining. If you see it in the video store and you can't really find anything else you want to watch Primal Rage is a good substatute. The last half and hour of the movie makes it all very worth while. I gave Primal Rage 7/10.


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