TNT 114 – Alligator // Jaws 5: Cruel Jaws
TNT 114 is a SUMMERIFIC AQUATIC DOUBLE CREATURE FEATURE of hecka huge proportions!!!
First up is ALLIGATOR (1980) which will be shown via 35mm scan provided by the G William Jones archive at SMU. This is actually quite an entertaining film featuring the inimitable Robert Forster and ….. uhhhhh… Robin Riker I guess? This alligator is massive and it smashes the crap out of everything. Featuring the direction of Hollywood biggie Lewis Teague (CUJO, Jewel of the Nile, The Cat’s Eye) and a story and screenplay by Texas’ own John Sayles (Lone Star, Brother From Another Planet), this flick will satisfy all your deepest desires to see dummies get eaten by a 50-foot alligator.
After such a classy flick like Alligator, we had no choice but to double up with one of our favorite sharksploitation movies that pretends to be a sequel to Jaws but isn’t, JAWS 5: CRUEL JAWS (1995). This film was directed by the “Italian Ed Wood” himself, Bruno Mattei. He is famous for ripping off not just music or stories, but actual footage from other movies and this film is no exception. One of the main characters looks like he was probably Hulk Hogan’s stunt double, there simply can’t be any other explanation for his hair and handlebar mustache. The dialogue in this movie is bizarre in its ineptitude, which is the hallmark of any Mattei flick. Y’all are gonna love it.
ALLIGATOR starts at 7:30 — JAWS 5:CRUEL JAWS at 9:15
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