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Eegah (1962)

 -  Comedy  -  1 April 1965 (Mexico)
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Teenagers stumble across a prehistoric caveman, who goes on a rampage.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arch Hall Jr. ...
Tom Nelson
Marilyn Manning ...
Roxy Miller
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Arch Hall Sr. ...
Robert Miller (as William Watters)
Clay Stearns ...
Band Member
Bob Davis ...
George
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Band Member (as Deke Lussier)
Ron Shane ...
Detective
Addalyn Pollitt ...
George's Wife
...
Kruger (as William Lloyd)
Ray Dennis Steckler ...
Mr. Fishman (as Ray Steckler)
Bill Rice ...
Chef
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Storyline

While driving through the desert, a teenage girl is frightened by a seven-foot giant which appears in her path. After escaping, she returns to the site with her boyfriend and her father in an attempt to find the giant. They do, and it proceeds to terrorize them and the rest of Palm Springs, California. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The Crazed Love of a Prehistoric Giant for a Ravishing Teenage Girl! See more »

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Comedy

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Release Date:

1 April 1965 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Eegah!  »

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Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

Goofs

In the final monologue, the Robert Miller character says, "Yes, he was real. It says so in the Bible. There were giants in those days - Genesis, Verse 4, Chapter 32." The correct passage is Genesis 6:4. "There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown." See more »

Quotes

Tom Nelson: I can drive, Mr. Miller. I have my dad's wheels tonight.
Robert Miller: Really? Do they fit on your car?
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Nobody Lives on the Brownsville Road
Performed by Arch Hall Jr. and the Archers
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Rated Worst in "The 100 Worst Movies of All Time"
6 September 1998 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I agree with Dave Sagehorn's review in Bad Movie Nights. See it by clicking the Reviews button. I saw this at a U.S. Naval Station theatre when it came out in 1962 for an admission charge of ten cents. It was overpriced. It was so bad that the sailors enjoyed booing, hissing, cheering, and throwing empty popcorn boxes at the screen at appropriate moments (you don 't get to share such moments with home video).

Years later, on the radio I heard a review of a book called "The 100 Worst Movies of All Time". The movie that the author rated as the No. 1 Worst Movie of all time was Eegah! On the IMDb ratings search, only 23 other movies have ratings that equal or fall below the 2.1 user rating achived by Eegah! So this is not just a bad movie. It is so flamboyantly bad that it has earned a permanent niche in the history of the cinema. I recommend it only if you and a group of friends are in the mood to hiss, boo, and throw popcorn boxes.


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