Retroactive Episode 4: Alligator (1980)


Let's travel back to the gilded age of big hair, clock radio bombs and world-class pillow talk... no, not the 1980s, just the time we talked about 1980s killer pet flick ALLIGATOR! We've referenced this discussion enough that it finally warrants its own retroactive episode. Matt's love of this movie (and fear of dressing up as a pirate to pool parties) is infectious and his lines are smooth. Give it up on your childhood bed for this retroactive episode of Horror Movie Night!

Film Details

Directed by Lewis Teague
Produced by Brandon Chase
Screenplay by John Sayles
Story by John Sayles
Frank Ray Perilli
Starring Robert Forster
Robin Riker
Michael Gazzo
Music by Craig Hundley
Cinematography Joseph Mangine
Edited by Larry Brock
Ron Medico
Group 1 Films
Distributed by Group 1 Films
Release date

November 14, 1980 (LA)

June 5, 1981 (NYC)

Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,750,000 (estimated)
Box office $6,459,000