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Spasms (1983)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 11 May 1984 (USA)
A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation. A British millionaire and an American scientist find themselves in hot pursuit of ... See full summary »

Director:

William Fruet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Fonda ... Dr. Tom Brasilian
Oliver Reed ... Jason Kincaid
Kerrie Keane ... Suzanne Cavadon
Al Waxman ... Warren Crowley
Miguel Fernandes ... Mendes / Tasaki (as Miguel Fernández)
Marilyn Lightstone ... Dr. Claire Rothman
Angus MacInnes ... Duncan Tyrone
Laurie J. Brown Laurie J. Brown ... Allison (as Laurie Brown)
Gerard Parkes ... Capt. Novack
William Needles William Needles ... Dean Franklin
Denis Simpson Denis Simpson ... Abo Shaman
Patrick Brymer Patrick Brymer ... Sailor / Agent
George Bloomfield George Bloomfield ... Rev. Thomas Thanner
Al Maini Al Maini ... Abo Interpreter
Denise Fergusson ... Psycho Patient
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Storyline

A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation. A British millionaire and an American scientist find themselves in hot pursuit of the beast when it escapes from captivity and starts to kill innocent people. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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the guardian of the gates of hell... the ultimate terror as it rips into your flesh See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Bite See more »

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Budget:

CAD 4,900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Loosely based upon the novel "Death Bite" by Michael Maryk and Brent Monahan. See more »

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Boom mike visible in kitchen scene several times. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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* *1/2 out of 4.
7 June 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

Underrated thriller about a serpent that is shipped off to a college for a rich trophey hunter (Oliver Reed), but the serpent escapes and begins murdering people. Reed also has a psychic link to the serpent and witnesses the murders through the eyes of the serpent. Scary, exciting thriller with a good cast and some good shock effects. Rated R; Graphic Violence, Nudity, and Profanity.


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