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Eegah (1962)

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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
...
Band Member (as Deke Lussier)
Ron Shane ...
Detective
Addalyn Pollitt ...
George's Wife
Lloyd Williams ...
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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Adventure | Fantasy

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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

Arch Hall Sr. claimed that he came up with the idea for this film after meeting 7'2" Richard Kiel. See more »

Goofs

After Eegah is first discovered, Roxy's father begins to walk off screen but yells "Watch out for snakes" without his lips moving. See more »

Quotes

[Roxy is still worried about Eegah]
Roxy Miller: Dad, I can't describe it, but I know something has happened to him. He's a creature - why, you just have to look at him to see that. But I know, whatever he is, he's a human being.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) See more »

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Nobody Lives on the Brownsville Road
Performed by Arch Hall Jr. and the Archers
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Hey, check it out, there's an oven in the living room!
8 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This would have been an okay sixties monster movie with a decent monster performance by Kiel, who manages to almost pull of scary and nearly pull off sad. However there was one fatal flaw in the making of this film. That flaw was Arch Hall Sr., who co wrote, directed, acted in, and I think produced the movie. I don't know what he was thinking when he put this thing together, but it was demented. First off, the movie is just stupid. The dialogue is horrible, there are big parts that make no sense, very little happens, and the characters are all annoying and retarded. Furthermore, there are lots of really weird voice over problems, like when the three main people walk past the screen and a voice from the sky shouts at extra high volume while no one is speaking, "Watch out for snakes!". Then there's the fact that Arch Hall Sr. cast himself as the father of the girl who gets kidnapped. Maybe she was really his girlfriend in real life or maybe Arch Hall Sr. is just weird, but whatever it was, the two act really bizarre together. First of all, they do a lot of strange, "semi-sexual but in a weird and kind of gross way" things. Also, Arch, as the father, keeps pimping his daughter out to Eegah.

But the WORST thing about this movie is Arch Hall Sr.'s most painful contribution to the film. Arch Hall Jr. All I can say is that Arch Hall Jr. is probably one of the worst actor's I've ever seen, and probably one of the most horrendously ugly people who's ever lived. His face is so creepy it made me shiver ever time he smiled. Of course he was the hero.

The good thing about Eegah? Made a great episode for Mystery Science Theater 3000. The show that makes bad movies good. Watch for the living room with an oven on the wall. Check this one out. But not without MST3K to protect you. It wouldn't be worth the pain.


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