Alligator
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Lewis Teague directed this sly horror-comedy from a script by John Sayles, which plays off the old urban legend about the dangers of flushing one's pet alligator down the toilet. One such unlucky reptile is "Ramon," who survives in the subterranean cesspool by feeding on the steroid-saturated carcasses of dogs dumped there by chemical company researchers and eventually bulks up to the size of a Winnebago. When assorted sewage workers start disappearing into Ramon's massive maw, hard-boiled cop David Madison (Robert Forster), who has a history of unlucky partners, reveals a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lewis Teague is only too willing to hand over the entire project to Sayles's hunger for allegorical subplots."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Pretty good, as far as these gigantic Alligator things go."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"John Sayles' screenplay mixes monster flick mayhem with a whole lot of wit."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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