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Laserblast (1978)

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A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms him into a grotesque killer.

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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

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alienígenas na Terra See more »

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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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Trivia

Ironically, since the main character, Billy, played by Kim Milford, blasts a Star Wars sign, Kim Milford also appeared in Corvette Summer (1978), which was Mark Hamill's next film after Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). See more »

Goofs

When Billy first finds the laser and figures out how to shoot it, he puts the amulet around his neck and continues to shoot. When he is shoots after he dons the amulet, he is still holding it in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Farley: Oh, that's private? What is this stuff you're pulling on me? You're just like those guys, those white collar guys down there at Cherry Point. Everything is hush hush! Operation Sand Dust - hush hush! Everybody connected with it - hush hush! Everybody except me because I know something they didn't know I knew.
[motorcycle tips over]
Colonel Farley: Now you get away from that! You bastards are all alike. Your disguises and your tricks and your phony ideas!
Billy Duncan: Colonel, if you'll just call Kathy...
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Crazy Credits

"Cragar" is misspelled as "Crager" in the appreciation section. 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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Leonard Maltin gave this 2 1/2 stars!?
1 February 1999 | by Mitchell-7See all my reviews

As I saw that, I was stunned. Leonard Maltin rates movies on a scale of one to four. I'll give it 2 1/2 stars out of ten, maybe. The plot is stupid and full of holes. Aliens fight on earth for some reason and kill this guy with green skin, who drops his laser gun. A loser that everyone picks on (for good reason) finds this gun and starts blasting everyone and everything that did him wrong. Especially hilarious are when he blows up a pinball machine (did it take his quarter?) and when he blows up a billboard that says simply "Star Wars" (Huh?). It's every bit as bad as it sounds. Roddy McDowell actually appeared in this movie - he must have been hurting bad for a movie role. Just remember, according to Leonard Maltin, this is better than "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (which only got two stars). Worth watching once on its own for camp, but recommended especially for MST3K. The episode doesn't run on TV anymore and can't be found on Rhino, though, so it's tough to find. Pretty bad. This movie marked the point I stopped trusting Leonard Maltin altogether.


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