August 25th, 2013: Alligator (1980)

Cast and Crew:  Lewis Teague (Director); John Sayles (Writer); Dean Jagger, Henry Silva, Perry Lang, Robin Riker

What It’s About:  David Madison (Robert Forster) is a Chicago homicide detective assigned to investigate the body parts that keep showing up in the city’s sewer system.  When he discovers the culprit is an alligator of unusual size, can Detective Madison convince the police to do anything before it’s too late?

Why Watch it Today?:  The alligator of the title is flushed into the toilet during the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention, which started today.  Read our full review of Alligator here.

Instead of the trailer, here’s the wedding crashing scene:

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