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In the aftermath of "Jaws" and its startling success at the box office, there was a horde of rip-offs lining up to feast on audience interest in aquatic horror. 1979's "The Great Alligator" isn't a decent lift, but the Italian production has the right idea when it comes to staging underwater mayhem, especially with a limited budget. Director Sergio Martino has a plan to frighten audiences with direct shots of alligator aggression, but he's much better off with the feature's loose sense of native mysticism, which doesn't require the services of a rubber monster.  Read the rest at


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