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The Visitor

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Visitor (1979, USA/Italy) is a Sci-Fi Thriller cult film directed by Giulio Paradisi

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Main Details

  • Released in 1979
  • Color
  • Running Time: Germany: 101 min | USA: 90 min | Argentina: 100 min
  • Production Co: Brouwersgracht Investments | Film Ventures International (FVI)
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP) (198?) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release) | Astral Films (1980) (Canada) (theatrical) | Avis Film (1980) (West Germany) (theatrical) | Film Ventures International (FVI) (1980) (USA) (theatrical) | The International Picture Show Company (1980) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Giulio Paradisi (as Michael J. Paradise)
  • Written by Ovidio G. Assonitis, Luciano Comici, Robert Mundi, Giulio Paradisi
  • Starring Mel Ferrer, Glenn Ford, Lance Henriksen, John Huston, Joanne Nail, Sam Peckinpah, Shelley Winters, Paige Conner, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Franco Nero
  • Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Ovidio G. Assonitis, A. Caponetto, Edward L. Montoro, Samuel Goldwyn Jr. (uncredited)
  • Original Music by Franco Micalizzi
  • Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri
  • Film Editing by Roberto Curi

Also Known As

  • Stridulum (USA) (original title)
  • Die Außerirdischen (Germany)
  • El visitante del más allá (Spain)
  • Goscie (Poland)
  • Herdeiros da Morte (Brazil)
  • O episkeptis tis Kolaseos (Greece)
  • Vierailija (Finland)
  • Visitante del más allá (Argentina)
  • Ziyaretçi (Turkey)

Tagline

  • They know we are here...

Synopsis

Katy Collins (Paige Conner) is no ordinary 8 year-old girl. Indeed, she is unique, carrying within her the power of Sateen, an inter-spacial force of immense magnitude. Katy's primary mission on earth is to carry these genes forward, a task accomplished by convincing her mother, Barbara (Joanne Nail) to bear a similarly endowed male child with whom Katy would eventually mate. Opposing this scheme is The Visitor (John Huston), a sage of galactic stature who has come to this world not to kill Katy, but to end her "confusion". Find out what happens in this unforgettable, supernatural, suspense thriller.

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