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Deadly Eyes (1982)

Contaminated grain breeds overgrown, killer rats in this Golden Harvest production. Dachshunds were dressed up as rats for the special effects.

Director:

Robert Clouse

Writers:

James Herbert (novel), Lonon F. Smith (earlier screenplay) (as Lonon Smith) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Groom ... Paul Harris
Sara Botsford ... Kelly Leonard
Scatman Crothers ... George Foskins
Cec Linder ... Dr. Louis Spenser
Lisa Langlois ... Trudy White
Lesleh Donaldson ... Martha
James B. Douglas James B. Douglas ... Mel Dederick
Lee-Max Walton Lee-Max Walton ... Tim Harris
Joseph Kelly ... Matt
Kevin Foxx Kevin Foxx ... Hoserman
Jon Wise Jon Wise ... Skip
Wendy Bushell Wendy Bushell ... Liz
Charles Jolliffe Charles Jolliffe ... Henry Younger
Dora Dainton Dora Dainton ... Mrs. Trumbull
Michael Fawkes Michael Fawkes ... Motorman
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Corn grain contaminated with steroids produces large rats the size of small dogs who begin feeding on the residents of Toronto. Paul, a college basketball coach, teams up with Kelly, a local health inspector, to uncover the source of the mysterious rat attacks and they eventually try to prevent the opening of a new subway line as well as find the mutant rats nest quickly, or there will be a huge massacre of the entire city! Written by Matt Patay

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Tonight they will rise from the darkness beneath the city... to feed!


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Did You Know?

Trivia

The dogs had difficulty seeing in the rat costumes, so meat and blood was used to get them to run in the right direction in any given scene. See more »

Goofs

When a man locks himself in the train car to get away from the rats, there is a faint dog barking sound. Dachshunds were used to play the rats and dressed in rat suits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Deadly Eyes: Dogs in Rats Clothing (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

So Right
Written by Chuck McDermott
Performed by The Chuck McDermott Band
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dog food
7 November 2009 | by stompySee all my reviews

Yeah the movie sucks but we had a great time making it.

I got thrown through a glass window, hurled down a flight of stairs, and had dog food and corn syrup plastered on my face so the dogs would "eat" me...

I gotta tell ya, the dogs were treated like kings.

Each dog could only work 2 hours and they could only shoot for 5 minutes at a time.

They all had air conditioned kennels.

The humans on the other hand... well we just had to fend for ourselves...

George "Stompy" Hollo


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Eyes See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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