|release date||September 17 1980|
|starring||Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Royce D. Applegate, James Arone, Jim Boeke, Simmy Bow, Bart Braverman|
|tagline||It lives 50 fifty feet beneath the city. It's 36 feet long. It weighs 2,000 pounds ...And it's about|
SynopsisRamon the alligator is flushed down the toilet as a baby, and grows into a gargantuan monster by eating the corpses of laboratory animals who have undergone dubious hormone experiments, thus providing all the ecological and social subtext that one could possibly wish for, even if one doesn't normally go for films about giant alligators eating people left, right and centre - which is the inevitable and tragic result of Ramon's decision that the outside world looks rather more interesting than the sewers...
Capping the progression of “giant animals run amok” movies that plagued the 1970s, ALLIGATOR (1980) begins with a frustrated parent flushing a pet baby alligator down the toilet. After consuming the dead, genetically enhanced dogs that are regularly dumped into the city’s sewer system by a local laboratory, the alligator grows to El Dorado-sized proportions and begins a sluggish killing spree. Dismembered body parts and mauled dogs are found down at the water treatment plant, and no-nonsense cop Raymond Madison (Robert Forster, GRINDHOUSE) is called in to crack the case. …Read More