You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Alligator

Alligator is bloody and boisterous, featuring the only man-eating monster in memory named Ramone.

With:
Robert Forster Robin Riker Michael Gazzo Dean Jagger Henry Silva Jack Carter

Alligator is bloody and boisterous, featuring the only man-eating monster in memory named Ramone.

First seen, Ramone is a little baby alligator on a reptile farm in Florida, soon to be bought as a pet and taken to Missouri by sweet little Marisa. Bud dad gets mad and dumps Ramone down the toilet.

Fast forward 12 years and Marisa (Robin Riker) has grown up to be a world-famous herpatologist, while down below in the sewer Ramone has grown up unnoticed to be a 36-foot, one-ton, mean-tempered alligator.

Ramone developed his size and personality eating dead dogs thrown into the sewer by a chemical company experimenting on them in search of growth-inducing hormones. Ultimately tired of dog meat, the alligator starts to eat sewer workers and pet-store owners and policemen and finally a newspaper reporter.

Dumb as it is, director Lewis Teague brings some plusses to the pic. Robert Forster, as a detective, and Riker are amiable leads, never taking the film too seriously. Tech credits are cheap but serviceable. Exploitation fans will be glad to see Sue Lyon and Angel Tompkins, cameoed as news reporters.

Alligator

Production: Group 1. Director Lewis Teague; Producer Brandon Chase; Writer John Sayles; Camera Joseph Mangine Editor Larry Bock, Ronald Medico; Music Craig Hundley Art Michael Erler

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1980. Running time: 94 MIN.

With: Robert Forster Robin Riker Michael Gazzo Dean Jagger Henry Silva Jack Carter

More Film

  • Costume Designers Guild Awards: 2018 Winners

    'I, Tonya,' 'The Shape of Water' Win at 2018 Costume Designers Guild Awards

    Alligator is bloody and boisterous, featuring the only man-eating monster in memory named Ramone. First seen, Ramone is a little baby alligator on a reptile farm in Florida, soon to be bought as a pet and taken to Missouri by sweet little Marisa. Bud dad gets mad and dumps Ramone down the toilet. Fast forward […]

  • Oscars Placeholder

    Oscar Recognition for Women Showing 'Little Progress,' Report Finds

    Alligator is bloody and boisterous, featuring the only man-eating monster in memory named Ramone. First seen, Ramone is a little baby alligator on a reptile farm in Florida, soon to be bought as a pet and taken to Missouri by sweet little Marisa. Bud dad gets mad and dumps Ramone down the toilet. Fast forward […]

  • Berlinale -- 2018 -- Viaplay Boards

    Berlin: Viaplay Boards ‘Tomb Raider’ Roar Uthaug's ‘Fury’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Alligator is bloody and boisterous, featuring the only man-eating monster in memory named Ramone. First seen, Ramone is a little baby alligator on a reptile farm in Florida, soon to be bought as a pet and taken to Missouri by sweet little Marisa. Bud dad gets mad and dumps Ramone down the toilet. Fast forward […]

  • 'The Housemaid' Review: Horror Pic Exploits

    Film Review: 'The Housemaid'

    Alligator is bloody and boisterous, featuring the only man-eating monster in memory named Ramone. First seen, Ramone is a little baby alligator on a reptile farm in Florida, soon to be bought as a pet and taken to Missouri by sweet little Marisa. Bud dad gets mad and dumps Ramone down the toilet. Fast forward […]

  • 'Curvature' Review: Science Fiction on the

    Film Review: 'Curvature'

    Alligator is bloody and boisterous, featuring the only man-eating monster in memory named Ramone. First seen, Ramone is a little baby alligator on a reptile farm in Florida, soon to be bought as a pet and taken to Missouri by sweet little Marisa. Bud dad gets mad and dumps Ramone down the toilet. Fast forward […]

  • 'Genesis' Review

    Berlin Film Review: 'Genesis'

    Alligator is bloody and boisterous, featuring the only man-eating monster in memory named Ramone. First seen, Ramone is a little baby alligator on a reptile farm in Florida, soon to be bought as a pet and taken to Missouri by sweet little Marisa. Bud dad gets mad and dumps Ramone down the toilet. Fast forward […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content