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Alligator (1980)

Director:
Lewis Teague
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller/Horror/Science Fiction/Disaster
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Alligator
RUNNING TIME
94 minutes
Producer:
Brandon Chase
Screenwriter:
John Sayles


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
David Madison Robert Forster
Marisa Robin Riker
Slade Dean Jagger
Col. Brock Henry Silva
Chief Clark Michael Gazzo
Mayor Jack Carter

 

Review

Penned by a young John Sayles, who'd written the Jaws spoof Piranha two years earlier, this is a mildly amusing fantasy in the same vein as the two before-mentioned films. Admittedly, Alligator helps itself to more creative liberties (read: illogicalities) than its counterparts, but thrust forward by a young, sexy and shamelessly talented Robert Forster, the film has drive and some useful scares and thrills. That is, until it dries out and becomes standard and dull.

Copyright 20.3.2007 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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