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Heavy Metal
6.5 Rating
(224 ratings)
6.7 IMDB rating

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Don Francks

Don Francks

Grimaldi
Caroline Semple

Caroline Semple

Girl
Richard Romanus

Richard Romanus

Harry Canyon
Al Waxman

Al Waxman

Rudnick
John Candy

John Candy

Desk Sergeant
Glenis Wootton Gross

Glenis Wootton Gross

Whore


Written by (View all)
Len Blum

Len Blum

(screenplay)


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Heavy Metal - Original 1981 Trailer

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Very few escape my grasp.

3 years, 11 months ago at May 28 20:14
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''Even when someone has the strength to discard me, my power is not diminished...Someone always finds me.''

A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

John Candy: (Voice)

Heavy Metal is a boldly created animated film, upon its release in 1981, it featured daring content. Unlike most animate... read more
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Release date: 7 August 1981
UPC: 043396039292
Animation (11), Sci-fi (8), Fantasy (7), Horror (7), Action (7), 1981 (5), Canada (5), 1980s (5), Alien (5), Music (4), Robot (4), Science Fiction (3), Thriller (3), Based On Comic (3), Adventure (3), Crime (3), Aliens (3), Adaptation (3), Robots (3), Comedy (3)
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" One of the most important moments growing up for me as a huge comicbook nerd was the discovery of Heavy Metal, an anthology comic-magazine full of fantasy, futuristic and/or the emergin cyber-punkologic stories that were not restricted by those imposed upon more immature superheroic fare. When the movie came out, even though it lacked the technical strength of more general-audience targeted animated features, in it I saw the potential for the kind of creative diversity & no-holds barred story "


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"Fantasies that are gratuitously sexist and Fascist (macho whoring and warmongering), and whose roots reach all the way back to post-hippie paranoia, feed the tangled plot-lines of a movie that... should disappoint even the teenage wet-dreamers. - Derek Adams, Time Out A wildly sophomoric and stupid cartoon celebrating gore, rape and bad music. - Barry Walters, San Francisco Examiner"


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"Collection of animated tales centering around a green rock said to be the source of all evil, with a real "killer" heavy metal soundtrack. The movie was so-so, but I think back in 1981 if you were stoned out of your mind this would have been quite the crowd pleaser. Had a definite 17-year-old boy feel to it (every cartoon segment featured some huge-breasted, scantily clad woman getting it on with the "hero", usually a nerdy, physically attractive substitute obviously intended to be a proxy for t"


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"The graffiti on the side of the space-going party palace reads "Martians are people too". Black Sabbath's Mob Rules is not the same version that came out in 1981, on the LP of the same name. The song in the movie has original drummer Bill Ward; the LP has his replacement Vinny Appice. "


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