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Q: The Winged Serpent (Q) (1982)

Q: The Winged Serpent
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6.2 IMDB rating

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Michael Moriarty

Michael Moriarty

Jimmy Quinn
James Dixon

James Dixon

Lt. Murray
Malachy McCourt

Malachy McCourt

Commissioner
Fred J. Scollay

Fred J. Scollay

Capt. Fletcher
Peter Hock

Peter Hock

Det. Clifford


Written by
Larry Cohen

Larry Cohen

(writer)


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3 years, 7 months ago at Jun 8 11:28
This film doesn’t mess about. Within the first few minutes a window cleaner is decapitated by an unknown beast and a sunbathing beauty is plucked from a rooftop. David Carradine and Richard Roundtree’s cops are sent to deal with a mysteriously flayed corpse. And a seeming random crook takes part in a diamond heist.
The first half hour of this movie really sets up your expectations – a... read more
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Description: Genre pioneer Larry Cohen, who broke new horror ground with the killer-baby hit It's Alive!, takes a stab at the giant-monster scenario with this enjoyable low-budget exercise. The title refers to the winged Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, represented here as a dragon-like flying lizard (thanks to some quaint but amusing stop-motion animation ... (more)
Release date: 29 October 1982
UPC: 013131048599
Monster (6), Horror (6), 1982 (5), Thriller (5), Drama (4), Giant Monster (4), 1980s (4), New York City (3), Gore (3), Mythology (3), Independent Film (3), Aztec God (2), Human Sacrifice (2), Usa (2), Robbery (2), Police (2), Giant Egg (2), Quetzalcoatl (2), Diamonds (1), Monsters (1)
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"Released on: 29 October 1982 Old school creatures. You don't get them anymore these days. A pitty."


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"The title 'Q' is short for Quetzlcoatl, the Aztec god who was half reptile and half bird. Writer/director Larry Cohen, according to interviews, once looked at the Chrysler Building and said, "That'd be the coolest place to have a nest." This single thought was the idea which began the creation of this movie. In an interview on NPR's "Fresh Air", Michael Moriarty described the scene in which he auditions as a piano player. The music he played was a self-composed and unrehearsed improvisation,"


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talia_sparkle posted a review 3 years, 7 months ago

“This film doesn’t mess about. Within the first few minutes a window cleaner is decapitated by an unknown beast and a sunbathing beauty is plucked from a rooftop. David Carradine and Richard Roundtree’s cops are sent to deal with a mysteriously flayed corpse. And a seeming random crook takes part in a diamond heist.

The first half hour of this movie really sets up your expectations – a mad monster movie with wise-cracking cops with attitude. Sadly, it doesn’t quite live up to this premise, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good movie. It’s just not a 50s-style B-movie.

The lead character of Jimmy (played by an excellent Michael Moriarty) is an unusual choice. The film follows him and his criminal ineptitude until he finds Q’s nest at the top of the Chrysle” read more

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