the giant claw

The Giant Claw

the giant clawFlying Beast Out of Prehistoric Skies!

When scientist Mitch MacAfee spots a UFO "as big as a battleship," the Air Force scrambles jets to investigate. When nothing shows up on radar, MacAfee is labeled a crackpot until other encounters convince authorities that the threat is real. Global panic ensues when this mysterious UFO is revealed to be a giant alien bird surrounded by a force field. All human weapons are useless against this enormous enemy. Flying at supersonic speed, this anti-matter beast from an alien world destroys everything in its path. Will an electronic engineer, female mathematician, doctor, and generals be able to defeat this giant alien from another galaxy?

The winged alien looks like a cross between a buzzard and a turkey. The special effects have been called both awful and hilarious. When the production ran short of funds, they combined a marionette puppet with stock footage to produce one of the worst sci-fi aliens of all times.

Be sure to check out IMDB's list of film trivia and goofs for The Giant Claw.

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Movie Quotes

You won't want to miss the awful dialog in this classic B-movie. Look for the following favorites:

Best One Liners

Mitch to Sally: You keep your shirt on and I'll go get my pants on.

Mitch: Now, I don't don't care if that bird came from outer space or Upper Saddle River, New Jersey; it's still made of flesh and blood - of some sort - and vulnerable to bullets and bombs.

Major Bergen: By the time I get through with you, Mr. Electronics Engineer, you'll be lucky if they let you test batteries for flashlights.

Narrator: An electronics engineer, a radar officer, a mathematician and systems analyst, a radar operator, a couple of plotters. People doing a job, well, efficiently, serious, having fun, doing a job. Situation: normal. For the moment...

Favorite Interactions

Sally Caldwell: Will it work, Mitch?
Mitch MacAfee: I don't know. I honestly haven't the faintest, foggiest idea. It's one of those cockeyed concepts that you pull down out of Cloud Eight somewhere in sheer desperation.

Gen. Van Buskirk: Three men reported they saw something. Two of them are now dead.
Mitch MacAfee: That makes me Chief Cook and Bottle Washer in a one-man Bird Watcher's Society!

For more quotes, see Wikiquote and IMDB.

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