R | | Crime, Horror, Mystery
NYPD detectives Shepard and Powell are working on a bizarre case of a ritualistic Aztec murder. Meanwhile, something big is attacking people of New York and only greedy small time crook Jimmy Quinn knows where its lair is.
They had an early preview of the film prior to distribution, and a rumor started that it was a sneak preview of Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Half the audience got up and left when they realized it was a Samuel Z. Arkoff production instead. "Nobody even gave the picture a chance. Actually except Carl Reiner and his wife. They stayed for the first scene."
Hey, what are you looking for?
Powell: Looking for the head. The only place I haven't looked is up in the parapets.
Shepard: Won't be much left of it. You ever drop a cantaloupe from 40 stories?
Powell: All right, so what the hell do you make out of this?
Shepard: Well, I figure ...
The closeup of the newspaper headline shows the word "existence" misspelled as "existance."
The original theatrical print, as well as the HBO and Cinemax airing, and the syndicated TV print, at the finale of Q, with the shot of the new egg hatching and the camera zooming inside to black, instead of cutting to the credits, a title card stating that Michael Moriarty's character sued the city and got $1 million tax-free , yet all video and DVD of this film is missing this.