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Top of the Food Chain (1999)

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Something is eating the residents of Exceptional Vista!

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Robert Bockstael ... Jan Bathgate
... Pat aka Saris
Ron Gabriel ... Leslie Binkley, General Store
... Mayor Claire, Exceptional Vista
... Deputy Dana
Peter Donaldson ... Kim Hickey
... Sandy Fawkes, Motel Owner
... Dr. Karel Lamonte, Atomic Scientist
Maggie Butterfield ... Mrs. Shelley Bathgate
Hardee T. Lineham ... Officer Gayle
... Guy Fawkes, Sandy's Bro
... Michel O'Shea
... Chris Marlowe
... Abby the Witch
... Creature #1
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An isolated Canadian town (populated by the weirdest group of people this side of Saturn) has seen its share of problems. First the nut factory closed, then the CATV antenna stopped broadcasting, and now something is gruesomely devouring the townsfolk! Can visiting atomic scientist (and expert on "cool fusion") Dr. Karel Lamonte solve the mystery before everyone disappears? Written by yortsnave

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for gore and sex-related material | See all certifications »
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10 March 2000 (Canada)  »

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Invasion  »

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The trophy fish Sandy takes off the wall to defend herself is a coelocanth. Coelocanths were thought to be extinct until one was caught in the 1930s. See more »

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Dr. Karel Lamonte, Atomic Scientist: We found the remains of a dead human corpse, deceased, in the hilly, lumpy, bumpy part of town outside of town.
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making fun of the sci-fi movies of the 50s
13 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

'Top of the food chain' is a parody of the science fiction movies of the 50s which preceded the horror stories a few decades before Polanski and the gang turned horror into a genre that cannot be ignored. It makes clear from the beginning that it is not to be taken too seriously, and keeps all over an air of freshness and authenticity, avoiding any computerized special effects. It looks like a film of the 50s with a smile, the only real big miss, but a big one is the lack of a more effective humor. Gags like the ones in this film seem too innocent to viewers have seen the heavier parody stuff of the last years. The team of anonymous actors does a decent job, among them best was in my opinion Fiona Loewi who really catches the attention and deserves some better or broader distributed roles.


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