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An interesting low-budget entry in the post- animals-run-amok genre (which also owes more than a little to Hitchcock's Hitchcock), this noisy, violent thriller features the prophetic premise of a widening gap in the ozone layer (thanks to human indulgences in hairspray and other aerosol products) which unleashes brain-frying radiation and causes assorted woodland creatures to go for the throats of unsuspecting Sierra backpackers. As if that weren't horrific enough, the poor kids are also placed in the position of defending themselves against a rampaging Leslie Nielsen -- whose hammy performance will probably have fans of the Leslie Nielsen series and their ilk waiting for a punch line that never arrives. Perennial B-movie couple Christopher George and Lynda Day George round out the cast. Day of the Animals is also known as Something Is out There. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast

Christopher George
as Steve Buckner
Leslie Nielsen
as Paul Jenson
Lynda Day George
as Terry Marsh
Richard Jaeckel
as Prof. MacGregor
Michael Ansara
as Daniel Santee
Ruth Roman
as Mrs. Shirley Goodwin
Jon Cedar
as Frank Young
Paul Mantee
as Roy Moore
Walter Barnes
as Ranger Tucker
Bob Porter
as Jon Goodwyn
Michael Rougas
as Military Officer
Gil Lamb
as Old Man in Bar
Andrew Stevens
as Bob Dennings
Susan Backlinie
as Mandy Young
Kathleen Bracken
as Beth Hughes
Michelle Stacy
as Little Girl
Garrison True
as TV Announcer
Kathleen Bracken
as Beth Hughes
Andrew Stevens
as Bob Dennings
Michael Rougas
as Military Officer
Michelle Stacy
as Little Girl
Gil Lamb
as Old Man in Bar
Susan Backlinie
as Mandy Young
Bob Porter
as Jon Goodwyn

Crew

William Girdler
Director
Edward L. Montoro
Producer
Bob Sorrentino
Cinematographer
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Bub Asman
Editor
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