G | | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.
The "Baby Boy" Manuel Rios was played by Robert Soto. Seven years later he appeared as a patient, this time in Hal Ashby's Coming Home (1978).
Dr. Mark Hall:
Tell us what happened, Mr. Jackson.
Jackson: I don't wanna think about it.
Dr. Mark Hall: You know what people will say: "Piedmont was bad. That's why it was punished." First the town went crazy and then was destroyed...
Jackson: YOU'RE crazy! Folks at Piedmont was good, decent, ...
The screen showing the distribution of elements in the samples goes by atomic number, but skips over neon (10) for some reason. (It can't be because of lack of neon; other elements are indicated with a 0 or -.) The book does the same, in fact leaving out further noble gases (except helium), as if they were exempt from analysis.
There is no music over the end credits.
Italian version is 10 minutes shorter than original version (released at 130 min.) and omits many scenes from a subplot about a fallen fighter plane.