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Laserblast (1978)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 March 1978 (USA)
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A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms him into a grotesque killer.

Director:

Michael Rae
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Milford ... Billy Duncan
Cheryl Smith ... Kathy Farley
Gianni Russo ... Tony Craig
Ron Masak ... Sheriff
Dennis Burkley ... Deputy Pete Ungar
Barry Cutler ... Deputy Jesse Jeep
Mike Bobenko Mike Bobenko ... Chuck Boran
Eddie Deezen ... Froggy
Keenan Wynn ... Colonel Farley
Roddy McDowall ... Doctor Mellon (as Roddy McDowell)
Rick Walters Rick Walters ... Mike London
Simmy Bow Simmy Bow ... Gas Station Attendant
Joanna Lipari ... Franny Walton
Wendy Wernli Wendy Wernli ... Carolyn Spicer
Michael Barrere Michael Barrere ... Hip Kid (as Michael Bryar)
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Storyline

Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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The Original Sci-Fi Classic! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

Shaun Cassidy was tipped to play Kim Milford's role See more »

Goofs

When the Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope sign first appears, no cars are on the road. When the the laser is pointed out the window, a car about 100 yards ahead starts braking. The same scene appears at a slightly different angle, with no car, and the sign is blown up. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff: What can I do for ya, fella?
Tony Craig: First, you take your feet off the desk. Second, you take the cigar out of your mouth. And third, you stand up.
Sheriff: Who the hell are you?
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Crazy Credits

Roddy McDowall's name is spelled McDowell at the end. See more »

Alternate Versions

Laserblast was edited down for its appearance on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in 1996. Among the scenes cut was a sequence where party guests are questioned at the police station about Chuck's car exploding, more conversations between Billy and Cathy, and more footage of Billy in alien monster mode destroying downtown - along with the sheriffs car being flipped. See more »

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2 1/2 Stars can't be wrong!
3 January 1999 | by Vegeta-2See all my reviews

Unless they're given by Leonard Maltin. What was he thinking? This terrible movie has everything against it: Unlikeable characters, bad acting, laughable special effects, and virtually no plot. Only Roddy McDowall's presence and the stop-motion aliens save the movie from a big fat bomb. This was a 1 star movie at best. Shame on you, Mr. Maltin.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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