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Day of the Animals (1977)

A battle for survival ensues after a group of hikers encounters a chemically imbalanced forest.

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The depletion of the earth's ozone layer causes animals above the altitude of 5000 feet to run amok, which is very unfortunate for a group of hikers who get dropped off up there by helicopter just before the quarantine is announced. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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This little girl has seen it... and she will never be the same again... She lived through the Day of the Animals! See more »


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13 May 1977 (USA)  »

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Something Is Out There  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Susan Backlinie played the young swimmer who was the first victim to die at the beginning of Jaws (1975). In this film she also is the first victim to die. See more »

Goofs

Ozone-layer depletion affects more than animals; it affects plants, too. Yet, in the movie, the plants seem to be in good condition. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Santee: You know, when I was a boy, my father couldn't wait to get off the reservation. He even changed his name to Mr. White.
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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

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Survival of the unfittest.
25 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This was better than GRIZZLY in showing off some horrifying images of assorted wild animals hungry over human prey. On a horror level, only a slight bit of feeling. It still compares to WILD AMERICA because there's hardly anything here that best distinguishes between an evil monster or just a typical ol' wild animal. Sure it's violent, but that's nature as God intended. I can't understand why the movie heads for the wrong direction, thanks to Leslie Nielsen becoming an obnoxious freak. Even the end provides no clearer definition based on the goofy plot it has. Better head for the zoo.


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