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Rated G
Copyright 1968 Metro Goldwyn-Mayer.
Reviewed by Demian, Denyse Mercer, and Jode Carrasco on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Jack Rankin - Our hero, with an ego almost as big as his disturbingly shaped head. He does lots of rolly, jumpy things and is a take-charge kind of guy.
  • Vince Elliott - Sort of like Jack, only nicer and less efficient. He gets hugged to death by a slime monster.
  • Lisa - Vince's Russian (?) fiance', except that she probably ends up with Jack because he's the hero and Vince dies.
  • Doctor Hans Halverson - What slime monster film would be complete without a stupid doctor who wants to save the creature in the name of science? This is that fellow, and he pays for his nonviolence.
  • Michaels - The expendable ensign type guy of the film, he gets fried pretty early on.
  • The Slime Monsters - One-eyed, two-tentacled electrical creatures which can regrow from their own blood! Rather cute in a way.

The Plot: 

Oh no! An asteroid is heading for Earth and only a brave team of space heroes can save the world! Sadly, when these heroes land on the asteroid to place charges, one of them gets a bit of something green stuck to his knee. Once the Earth is saved and our heroes return to a space station, this little bit of something green grows into a slime monster capable of rapid reproduction from its own blood! Soon it gets shot, its blood reproduces, and there are lots and lots of fierce wee beasties running around killing people. Eventually, though, the hero decides "screw it, let's just blow everything up." So he does, and everyone (well, everyone alive) lives happily ever after.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Knee hygiene is very important.
  • Never save the life of a strange alien creature.
  • In fact, trying to save any kind of life always ends in tragedy.
  • While laser guns don't stop alien creatures, hospital beds and flashlights do.
  • Guns are most effective when thrown like spears.
  • The future is absolutely filled with phallic symbols.
  • The future also doesn't look much different from the 60s.
  • The future is very well lit.
  • Space stations blow up real good.
  • Smoke rises in space.
  • A movie involving slime isn't complete without a cheesy song (see also The Blob).

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 4 mins - Nice picture!
  • 8 mins - That rocket has a nipple.
  • 12 mins - Oh my. This docking scene is too disturbing.
  • 18 mins - Golf carts!
  • 25 mins - What's that smoke poof doing up there?
  • 28 mins - Oh yeah, futuristic dancing.
  • 35 mins - That's not very green...
  • 40 mins - It's gone from green slime to red lobster.
  • 48 mins - Ooh! Amoeba porn!
  • 52 mins - Eat bed, slime beast!
  • 62 mins - Eat flashlight, slime beast!
  • 67 mins - Ha! They hit him with a golf cart!
  • 69 mins - Kerplowie!
  • 77 mins - Up, up, and away!
  • 79 mins - He threw his gun and KILLED SOMETHING!
  • 84 mins - It happened again! WOOHOO!

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note greenslime1.wav Elliott: "Now, since that's the way it is, let's be sure that's the way it is, huh?"
Green Music Note greenslime2.wav Rankin: "You're making a big mistake Lisa. You don't love Vince - you pity him."
Lisa: "I'm very happy with him."
Rankin: "You're lying, you love me."
Green Music Note greenslime3.wav Rankin: "What a minute. You mean this stuff reproduced itself inside the decontamination chamber and then as we stepped up the current it just grew?"
Dr. Halvorsen: "Precisly!"
Green Music Note greenslime4.wav The sound a Green Slime makes.

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Green slime monster running amok!

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The Green Slime
Reply #1. Posted on July 14, 1999, 12:00:44 AM by
I watched this movie when I was about 8 or so.  The first time my mother brother and I tried to watch it somebody had made a loop and kept playing "the green slime" over and over for four hours.  We finally saw it later and I guess my youth and the fact we waited so long to see it made it a fair movie.  By todays standards it is pitiful by the standards of the time it came out it was a b-movie.
The Green Slime
Reply #2. Posted on July 22, 1999, 08:48:29 PM by
I was 4 when this flick came out.  I remember my family going, with my 2 year old sister.  She was very scared of the monster, which I used to my advantage later, heh :)  It is the first film I remember watching.
The Green Slime
Reply #3. Posted on March 06, 2000, 11:49:47 AM by
It was about twenty years or so after its release before I finally had "The Experience". My friends and I made a drinking game out of it. Everytime someone says "right" "allright" or"yessir", you take a drink. Three people can easily go through one case of beer per one viewing. I wish the soundtrack was available 'cause it freakin' rocks! Notice when Commander Rankin gets on the elevator to the rocket at the beginning of the movie.Notice the guy that goes in with him.Notice the expression on his face as he gets in behind Rankin.He's just a little too happy. When they come out, what does Rankin say? "Will see about that promotion" .Maybe a little action goin' on behind the elevator?!? I think my grandfather had a clock like the one that set off the bomb!
The Green Slime
Reply #4. Posted on May 24, 2000, 08:52:14 PM by barry
I first saw this movie when I was 15. Friends said it was awful; I thought it was pretty good! Then I bought it on video 20 yrs. later and it IS awful! But does anybody who's
ever heard the Attilio Mineo album Man"In Space With Sounds"
recognize the sountrack when the plastic model spaceship with lit sparklers in the tail is rushing away from the
paper  -mache asteroid dangling by a wire during the exciting climax? And there's no credit given! For the second viewing this was the highlight.
The Green Slime
Reply #5. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by steve
I was just a kid when the local theater began handing out little metal badges, stickers, and even rubber "green slimes" all proclaiming that "The Green slime is coming" weeks before the flick showed up. My friends and I were stoked to say the least. And then it arrive, and were we disappointed? Hell no, it was great fun. Plenty of space ships, rayguns and monsters! Man, it was a more innocent time then, I tell you! Not to mention it was on as a double feature with a Chris Lee "Fu Manchu" flick that opened with a big guy chopping off someones head with an axe!Man, those were the days.....I have it on video and I think I will go put it on right now!
The Green Slime
Reply #6. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Joseph Palermo
My father has a bit role in this movie.  He's the guy when asked by the commander of UNSC Central, "Have you got that course figured out?"  and MY DAD replies, "Here it is, sir!"

They got most of the actors from Tachikawa AFB, Tokyo!  My dad and several other Air Force personnel were signed up to fill in for the several monitors that needed to be watched! I have 3 copies of this movie--one that was even hosted by Grandpa on TBS Scary Saturday.  Now that is a dedicated son, eh?

The Green Slime
Reply #7. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Abbodon
The Green Slime was the first monster film that really stands out in my childhood memories (from the 1960s), what I recall most clearly is the creatures being prominently displayed on the cover of Famous Monsters Of Filmland, a required reading as part of growing up in 60s America itself.    It was the first issue of that magazine my mother refused to buy for me, subsequently my whining and wheedling got here to take me later that week to see the movie at our local drive-in, of course it was paired up with another 'rubber monster' b-movie of which's title I have forgotten.
     One last note to this story is the scene in the concession stand between films when I discovered a huge (well,larger than child-sized me at the time) stand-up lobby poster with a near life-sized Green Slime monster, this was going home with me so off I carried it to the car, the theater manager just smiled and nodded, my mother had other ideas, so with a slightly stinging butt I watched the second feature pinning over my lost treasure.
The Green Slime
Reply #8. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by John Page
"The Green Slime" is one of those movies that must of seemed  like a good idea at the time. Toyko must wonder what happened to the money they spent on effects.                     I still think it's a great way to kill 90min. How can you not like a movie who's star is a wax figure!! Luckly all the other bad effects,bad acting,& the last word in 60's theme songs(have airsick bag handy!!) help take some of the sting of the wax mans acting! Sit down drink up or light up and have a good time!!!!
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