A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.
Michael V. Gazzo
Mysterious things happen at the coast of Graves Point: An empty boat lies at the shore, divers vanish. The sea biologist Dr. Talley thinks he knows the solution of the mystery: In the depth there is a gigantic squid.
Charles Martin Smith
A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.
Several people disappear from and at the sea. Their bodies are found gnawed to the skeleton, even the marrow is missing. The scientists have no idea which animal could do such things. Dr. Turner begins to suspect that the company which builds a tunnel beneath the bay might have poisoned the environment and caused an octopus to mutate to giant dimensions. Just at the same time a great sailing regatta with many children is started - among them Turner's nephew Tommy.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The film's distributor offered theatres a promotional poster that listed several points about octopi, including the fact that they can reach sizes of over 38 feet from arm to arm. See more »
In the second scuba scene (the one with the two divers in the diving bell), one of the diver's gear is different when in the diving bell as compared to when he's seen underwater. His wetsuit is different (look at the orange trim on the shoulders carefully). Also in the diving bell, he has just a regular single hose regulator, whereas underwater, his tank also has a double hose regulator setup attached to his tank (though he's still using a single hose regulator for breathing). See more »
[Tilly Turner says that she'd like to join her two boys in a sailboat race]
Then we'd need a tornado to move the boat!
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I guess the actors were excited about being sent to Italy, and the downside is that..it was to be in this movie. I guess the producers were thinking they would make some money doing a version of "Jaws" with an octopus instead.
But the casual moviegoer, who has reasonable intelligence, will either be laughing at the whole thing or bored to death. Either way, the movie is not insultingly awful. At least Shelley Winters is under control, for the most part, but John Huston as a reporter is a riot. Danova had all his dialogue dubbed, which seems strange since he speaks English (he did in "Viva Las Vegas" and "Mean Streets", to name two instances). Henry Fonda & Bo Hopkins are also along for the ride.
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