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The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

An astronaut is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage.

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William Sachs

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William Sachs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Rebar ... Steve West (The Incredible Melting Man)
Burr DeBenning ... Dr. Ted Nelson
Myron Healey ... General Michael Perry
Michael Alldredge ... Sheriff Neil Blake
Ann Sweeny Ann Sweeny ... Judy Nelson
Lisle Wilson ... Dr. Loring
Cheryl Smith ... The Model (as Rainbeaux Smith)
Julie Drazen ... Carol
Stuart Edmond Rodgers Stuart Edmond Rodgers ... Little Boy
Chris Witney ... Little Boy
Edwin Max ... Harold
Dorothy Love Dorothy Love ... Helen
Janus Blythe ... Nell Winters
Jonathan Demme ... Matt Winters
Westbrook Claridge Westbrook Claridge ... Second Security Guard
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Storyline

"You've never seen anything til you've seen the Sun through the rings of Saturn," exclaims Alex Rebar. Apparently, somehow this causes him to start melting and eating people, such as a nurse in the tightest fitting nurse's outfit ever, a nerdy fisherman, a horny old couple who simply can't keep their hands off each other in a car. To save the day comes Doctor Ted Nelson! Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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The first new horror creature See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ghoul from Outer Space See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rick Baker was originally resistant to working on the movie, feeling he had moved past B horror pictures at this point in his career. Baker threw out a high figure for his work and when producers accepted it Baker came on board. See more »

Goofs

When the nurse (from being frightened by the sight of the Melting Man) smashes through the glass door out of the hospital, there is no stock smashing noise. See more »

Quotes

Second Security Guard: Who the hell are you?
Dr. Ted Nelson: I'm Dr. Ted Nelson!
First Security Guard: Don't move!
Dr. Ted Nelson: LISTEN TO ME I'M DOCTOR TED NELSON!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: A Little Piece of Heaven (2018) See more »

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THIS didn't get any Oscars?!?!?!?!?!?
17 February 1999 | by zmaturinSee all my reviews

Well. Apparently in this film there is a "man" who is "melting" and this is "incredible". Whatever. For my money there is only one reason to see this film, and it has nothing to do with snot-faced fellows who eat people's flesh.

At one moment in the film the incredibly thin and pasty protagonist Dr. Ted Nelson mentions his mother-in-law, and suddenly this film swings into high. We're shown a wonderful sequence of two incredibly lumpy elderly folks driving. These oddly shaped, lawn gnome-esque folks decided to steal lemons, but they get scared and run (well, totter) back to their automobile only to be eaten by the titular character.

God, these two actors are wonderful! Dorothy Love and Edwin Max deserve the accolades of their peers for this brief glimpse into the magical and bewitching talents of actors in their prime, who were given a script that seemed to have been written by a spastic monkey.


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