#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Ramon the alligator is flushed down the toilet as a baby and grows into a gargantuan monster by eating the corpses of laboratory animals who have undergone dubious hormone experiments, thus providing all the ecological and social subtext that one could possibly wish for, even if one doesn’t normally go for films about giant alligators eating people left, right, and center–which is the inevitable and tragic result of Ramon’s decision that the outside world looks rather more interesting than the sewers….
Plot: A baby alligator is flushed down a toilet and survives by eating discarded lab animals that have been injected with growth hormones. The now gigantic animal escapes the city sewers and goes on a rampage, pursued by a cop and a big-game hunter.
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An oversized alligator from the sewers of Chicago breaks loose
RELEASED IN 1980 and directed by Lewis Teague, “Alligator” chronicles events in Chicago after a baby alligator is flushed down the toilet and mutates to great size from eating chemically contaminated dog carcasses in the sewers. A policeman (Robert Forster) and a beautiful reptile expert (Robin Riker) team-up to track down the beast when it escapes the sewers and preys on citizens.
“Alligator” is kind of boring for the first half hour or so, but the last hour perks up and generally keeps your attention. Unlike “Jaws” (1975), which is completely serious and scary, most adults won’t take “Alligator” too seriously or find it remotely scary. In fact, I busted out laughing numerous times when the creature would attack people. Speaking of which, you’ll sometimes hear Jaws-imitation suspense music as the creature approaches its prey. Some viewers understandably compare “Alligator” to another “Jaws” rip-off flick, “Piranha” (1978), but that movie’s all-around more entertaining.
What makes “Alligator” mandatory is the awe-inspiring Robin Riker, who doesn’t appear until half an hour into the story. From thereon she’s featured prominently. Robin was 28 during shooting but possesses such a mature and classy air that she seems at least 35. While I’m on the subject, watch out for the blonde reporter in a red jacket and jeans at about the halfway point (43 minutes). Like Robin, she has an exquisite buttocks sculptured by God Himself.
There are also some highlights that you won’t likely see in pictures nowadays. For instance, a kid gets chewed up in a suburban pool. And a “great white hunter” (Henry Silva) amusingly corrals three black dudes in the urban jungle to assist him in his hunt. Of course this wouldn’t be “politically correct” today.
THE MOVIE RUNS 87 minutes and was shot in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles River. WRITER: John Sayles.
Genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. The best giant croc (Well I mean, it’s an alligator, but in terms of what you can do with them in a horror movie, they’re really the same thing) creature feature I’ve seen since _Rogue_. I wish someone was still making movies like this.
_Final rating:★★★½ – I really liked it. Would strongly recommend you give it your time._
Once Upon A Time In (Under) Chicago
The best Corman monster flick Roger never made.
This great B-movie unspools like a Sergio Leone revenge tale. Big mean Daddy flushes daughter’s baby gator, Ramon, down the toilet. Sixteen years later, Ramon has grown up to be a 36-foot mutated maneater stalking the mean sewers of the Windy City. Daughter has grown up to become a 5′-4″ herpetologist for the Chicago Zoo. You can just hear the haunting whistle of an Ennio Morricone soundtrack as the showdown looms.
This monster flick’s pedigree is a purebred B, written by Corman alumnus John Sayles (fresh from 1978’s ‘Piranha’, on his way to 1981’s ‘The Howling’) and directed by veteran Lewis Teague, who cut his directing and editing teeth on such Corman classics as ‘The Lady In Red’, ‘Cockfighter’, ‘Crazy Mama’, and the immortal ‘Death Race 2000’.
Casting for ‘Alligator’ was made in Cult Heaven, with Tarantino-fave Robert Forster as the bad-luck cop who gets between the girl and her gator. Future ‘Stepmonster’ Robin Riker makes her movie debut as the reptile expert. ’50s sci-fi veteran Dean Jagger (looking, swear-to-God, like the dancing octogenarian in the Six Flags commercials) plays the dastardly industrialist who kills puppies and inadvertently creates the monster. Henry Silva seems to have fun skewering his cinema psycho persona. Even Hollywood tough-guy Mike Mazurki makes a cameo as the villain’s gatekeeper.
Injokes abound, with winks and nudges to infamous sewer rats Harry Lime and Ed Norton. Romantic foreplay includes heartfelt talks about male pattern baldness. The gator seems to have a Jones for men in blue. And Chicago can only be saved by the time-honored, foolproof solution of trapping oneself in an enclosed space with the monster and a timebomb.
After 24 years, we rabid fans are still waiting for the obvious sewer creature clash, ‘Ramon vs. C.H.U.D.’ Keep dreaming …
Surprisingly enjoyable monster B-movie
Alligator is one of those films that people will either love or hate. I doubt it was supposed to be very ‘A-grade’ when it was released back in 1980. Now, well over thirty years old, I was hesitant to see how well it’s stood up to the test of time.
I was pleased to say the answer is: pretty well.
If you can excuse the seventies haircuts (in an eighties movie!) then you’ll find quite a tight little monster-munching movie. Lake Placid may have better effects, but Alligator still has its own special charm – think ‘Jaws,’ but with an alligator instead of a shark (oh, and in Chicago, rather than the sea, obviously).
Basically, what little plot there is revolves around a little girl having her per alligator flushed down the toilet when it was still young. Once in the sewers, over a period of twelve years, it mutates, getting much, much bigger and basically comes back for revenge. Yes, revenge. It seems to have a natural instinct as to whose fault it was, but, hey, just suspend your disbelief and enjoy it.
Alligator is played out on that fine line between ‘tongue in cheek’ and ‘straight.’ It has a foot in both camps and somehow it manages to pull both off.
If you’re a fan of general animatronics monsters eating man, woman and child (yes, child – you wait and see!) then give Alligator a go. It’s just a shame that with a solid movie like this, the alligator himself didn’t move on to better things. He was certainly the star and I was hoping to find him in a nice indie flick or even a romantic comedy. Well… maybe.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 26 min (86 min) (theatrical cut) (Portugal)
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Lewis Teague
Writer John Sayles (screenplay), John Sayles (story), Frank Ray Perilli (story)
Actors Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm