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Lewis Teague (1983)

18 Certificate


Our Score
You can add this title to the list of Stephen King movie adaptations that have failed to ignite the screen. A rabid St Bernard traps spirited Dee Wallace and her son (Danny Pintauro) in a Ford Pinto and terrorises them for days in director Lewis Teague's predictable shocker, which sports a half-baked script and an altered, upbeat ending. The car siege should be a harrowing ordeal, but Teague barks up the wrong tree by focusing earlier on Pintauro's fear of the dark and subsequent phobic attacks. The suspense becomes laughably static, despite all the visual trickery thrown in to generate an interest that manifestly fails to materialise.


A family's amiable St Bernard is bitten by a rabid bat and, as the infection takes hold, the devoted dog is transformed into a vicious killer - eventually trapping a mother and her son in their car in the baking heat of an isolated junkyard. Horror based on Stephen King's novel, starring Dee Wallace Stone, Daniel Hugh-Kelly and Danny Pintauro.

Cast & Crew

Donna Trenton Dee Wallace Stone
Vic Trenton Daniel Hugh-Kelly
Tad Trenton Danny Pintauro
Joe Camber Ed Lauter
Steve Kemp Christopher Stone
Charity Camber Kaiulani Lee
Brett Camber Billy Jayne
Gary Pervier Mills Watson
Director Lewis Teague
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Assoc. British Pathe Ltd Guidance: Contains violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: Available on video and DVD


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