Synopsis: New York police are bemused by a spate of reports of a giant flying lizard that has been spotted around the rooftops of New York, which they assume to be bogus until the lizard starts to eat people. An out-of-work, ex-con piano player is the only person who knows the location of the monster's nest and is determined to turn the knowledge to his advantage, but will his gamble pay off or will he end up as lizard food?
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Larry Cohen
Production: Blue Underground
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Two straight hearts

too red wine

tell me a story

Hey, that's all right.

That's fine.

I got another job anyway.

Sounded okay to me.

Yeah, what the f*ck do you mean?

Yeah, what do I know?

Okay, we go in on the hour.

Give me the paper bag.

Stash this under your coat.

What are you giving me this for?

I don't take revolvers.

- Let's go.

- What do you mean?

I'm staying here,

I'm not going anywhere.

We have a deal, man.

- Not with me you don't.

- Hey, come on, dude.

You take an equal share,

then you take an equal chance.

Let's go.

Hey, Morgan,

I'm gonna wait here.

Move it. Now.

- Is it loaded?

- Come on.


I could blow my nuts off.

Paul, who are those guys?

Put it down!

Oh, holy shit, no keys.

Oh, shit.

Where's my fucking bag?

Come on, come on,

answer the phone.

Yes, hello,

is Howard price there?

This is Jimmy Quinn.

I got to talk to Howard price.

I'm a client of his.

No, well, get him on the phone.

I'm in big trouble.

I don't care if he's in

a meeting, get him on the phone.

Tell him I'm on my way

down there-- not to leave.

Don't leave for lunch

or anything, okay?

Jimmy Quinn is on his way,

all right? Okay.

Hey! It's Jimmy Quinn!

Come on.

Open up!


Just what I need.


Hey! I hear you!

Come on out! You get a year

for this, you fucking wacko.


Hey, I hear you!

Ah, the hell with it.

I'm almost afraid of everything,

but I never been afraid

of heights.

Look at that.

A few minutes ago

I was in the gutters.

Now I'm top of the world.

Let's go to lunch, fellas!

Come on, pack your gear,

let's go to lunch.

Hey, who got my lunch pail?

What are you looking at me for?

Look at this, it's me again.

Everything he's missing,

it's me.

Your umbrella, your

ruler, your Popsicle!

You wouldn't miss a Popsicle

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Larry Cohen

Lawrence G. "Larry" Cohen (born July 15, 1941) is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known as a B-Movie auteur of horror and science fiction films – often containing a police procedural element – during the 1970s and 1980s. He has since concentrated mainly on screenwriting including the Joel Schumacher thriller Phone Booth (2002), Cellular (2004) and Captivity (2007). In 2006 Cohen returned to the directing chair for Mick Garris' Masters of Horror TV series (2006); he directed the episode "Pick Me Up". more…

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