Classic monster film done right
I remember when I was a kid I loved to walk around in the few video stores that were left in my neighborhood. And almost every time I saw this film, together with many other alligator/crocodile films like Crocodile and the Lake Placid films. I don't know why I never hired this film.
Now I finally watched it and I wish I did it already when I was 12.
Fantastic monster story told in a classic way. Director Lewis Teague and his team used a nice animatronic gator. Just like in Jaws (to which the movie owns a lot) the animatronics were malfunctioning a lot. So they decided to shoot real gators in some scenes.
This is 1980 and the alligator looks superb.
Robert Forster with his recurring hairline jokes (which were improvised everytime) used these again in Tarantino's Jackie Brown.
If you love monster films, check this out.
That poster is incredible.