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Without Warning (1980)

An alien creature stalks human prey.

Director:

Greydon Clark
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Joe Taylor
Martin Landau ... Fred 'Sarge' Dobbs
Tarah Nutter Tarah Nutter ... Sandy
Christopher S. Nelson Christopher S. Nelson ... Greg
Cameron Mitchell ... Hunter
Neville Brand ... Leo
Sue Ane Langdon ... Aggy
Ralph Meeker ... Dave
Larry Storch ... Scoutmaster
Lynn Theel ... Beth
David Caruso ... Tom
Mark Ness Mark Ness ... Bill
Bert Davis Bert Davis ... Man in Bar
Jeffrey Sudzin Jeffrey Sudzin ... Ambulance Driver
Darby Hinton ... Randy
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Storyline

Sandy and Greg are two teenage kids going camping with their friends in California. Their plan is to go to the lake in town, and despite warnings from the creepy town gas station owner, Joe Taylor, the kids go camping there and end up separated from each other. Greg and Sandy team up with Taylor to save the town, but unfortunately for them, Taylor is rather eccentric and fixated on hunting down the hostile alien threatening them, and a former Vietnam war veteran, Fred Dobbs, is convinced that Sandy and Greg are the aliens. Written by GasmaskProductionsBooks

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Plot Keywords:

alien | creature | prey | cabin | bar | See All (40) »

Taglines:

It preys on human fear. It feeds on human flesh. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Encounters See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (restored)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Since this film was shot in December, the water in the lake was freezing cold. See more »

Goofs

At various points in the film, the alien flying discs can be seen being suspended from wires. See more »

Quotes

Scoutmaster: [taking the scouts into the wilderness] All right men, today's the day we're going to go into the wilderness. Now, all my life I've waited to take a group of men like you into the wilderness. Now these are hallowed mountains. Roamed by great Indian tribes like the Apache, Iroquis, Chippawa, and Hopi.
Scout: [inquisitive] Did they kill Custer?
Scoutmaster: No, those were the Sioux and Cheyenne who lived on the Great Plains. The Hopi lived in these mountains. They raised beans. They were a bean-raising tribe.
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GREAT
18 April 2000 | by JCS-3See all my reviews

I'm probably a bit odd, but I just loved this film. It is one of the very best horror movies I have seen. So far, I have seen it at least six times. I can't explain why. It has that "something". It is scary, eerie, it has a good-looking heroine and the monster shows up in the end and the tension also builds up towards the end.


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