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Top of the Food Chain (1999)

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Something is eating the residents of Exceptional Vista!

Director:

John Paizs

Writers:

Philip Bedard (as Phil Bedard), Larry Lalonde
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Bockstael ... Jan Bathgate
Lorry Ayers ... Pat aka Saris
Ron Gabriel Ron Gabriel ... Leslie Binkley, General Store
Bernard Behrens ... Mayor Claire, Exceptional Vista
James Allodi ... Deputy Dana
Peter Donaldson Peter Donaldson ... Kim Hickey
Fiona Loewi ... Sandy Fawkes, Motel Owner
Campbell Scott ... Dr. Karel Lamonte, Atomic Scientist
Maggie Butterfield Maggie Butterfield ... Mrs. Shelley Bathgate
Hardee T. Lineham ... Officer Gayle
Tom Everett Scott ... Guy Fawkes, Sandy's Bro
Nigel Bennett ... Michel O'Shea
Elisa Moolecherry ... Chris Marlowe
Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Abby the Witch
Steve Lucescu ... Creature #1
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An isolated Canadian town (populated by the weirdest group of people this side of Saturn) has seen its share of problems. First the nut factory closed, then the CATV antenna stopped broadcasting, and now something is gruesomely devouring the townsfolk! Can visiting atomic scientist (and expert on "cool fusion") Dr. Karel Lamonte solve the mystery before everyone disappears? Written by yortsnave

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for gore and sex-related material | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2000 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Invasion See more »

Filming Locations:

Caledon, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Virtually every character in the film, with the exception of Guy, has a non-gender-specific name (Dana, Kim, Chris, Sandy, etc). See more »

Quotes

Chris Marlowe: I'm a travelling salesperson. I sell banjos.
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dialogue-driven, giddy silliness
15 March 2000 | by Bishop5See all my reviews

The 'let's make fun of 50's monster movies' thing has been done to death but TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN is a surprising and total delight. Where most comedies lately work with visual shock and gross-out gags, the humour in this movie--often as shockingly hilarious as anything by the Farrelly brothers--is almost completely verbal. The lines fly by with dizzying speed--a barrage of bad puns, silly one-liners, kinky innuendo and loony non-sequiteurs that had my head spinning! And the fact that it's a Canadian film is the cherry on the cake. Go see it!


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