Alligator (1980)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1980
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2007
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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Lewis Teague is only too willing to hand over the entire project to Sayles's hunger for allegorical subplots.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Pretty good, as far as these gigantic Alligator things go.

Scott Weinberg

John Sayles' screenplay mixes monster flick mayhem with a whole lot of wit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Before he launched an art-house directing career, John Sayles wrote a plethora of wiseacre, cunning horror-comedies for Roger Corman such as 'Piranha'… More
Aj V
This movie reminds me of Humanoids from the Deep, in the way that it takes sci-fi/horror conventions of the 50s, in this case the giant insect/animal sub-genre,… More
Alex roy
I love nature gone wild horror flicks. There's a certain appeal to killer animal films that just makes that genre of horror so memorable. Director Lewis… More
Ken Stachnik
Robert Foster is AWESOME! The third best Alligator film after Lake Placid and Black Water.
Tim Salmons
When it comes to these creature features, they're pretty much a dime a dozen. I found Alligator to be quite special for a couple of reasons. First of all,… More
Keiko Aya
What a rip-off with a giant crocodile and well, are movies I Kina Hiroshi jaw Despite this I liked the movie. This is actually a land jaw, using the same… More