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Why yes, there are. And, yes, I am. In Alligator, there is a big, goddamn alligator living in the sewer which has been feeding on a steady diet of dead, lab tested dogs for a good twelve years. Our male pattern balding cop (a very bad running joke throughout the entire film) is the first to face the monstrous reptile and live, but, surprise, no one believes him. That is until it breaks through a concrete sidewalk and begins a human buffet of extreme prejudice though out the city.
I have not seen this movie for many years and forgot about the side plots of the crooked industrialist's chemical dumping, dirty politicians getting their comeuppance, and wonky experimetal drugs causing insatiable appetites in any animal who ingests them.
Director and writer John Sayles has worked with these kind of themes before in Piranha and many of his other films. In more recent years, Sayles has made his stance more politically upfront in the pro-union Matewan and might-makes-right Men With Guns.
And in my slightly stoned state, I began to think about capitalism running around out of control (offshore drilling comes to mind) and decimating everything in its path for more marketshare and bigger profits. So weither this is a monster movie or clever metaphor in gator clothing, I would suggest giving it a try.