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Eegah (1962)

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

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(as Nicholas Merriwether)

Writers:

(screenplay), (original story) (as Nicholas Merriwether)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Tom Nelson
Marilyn Manning ...
Roxy Miller
...
Arch Hall Sr. ...
Robert Miller (as William Watters)
Clay Stearns ...
Band Member
Bob Davis ...
George
Deke Richards ...
Band Member (as Deke Lussier)
Ron Shane ...
Detective
Addalyn Pollitt ...
George's Wife
...
Mr. Kruger, Helcopter Pilot (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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Eegah had never seen a girl until one fell into his arms! Boy fights giant for girl prize! Desert dune buggy first time on screen! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Temperatures would frequently exceed 115 degrees in the Bronson Canyon location. See more »

Goofs

When the dune buggy turns in front of the camera, the shadow of a crewmember falls on the ground and part of the dune buggy. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Fishman: Hey, wait a minute, friend! What is this, a masquerade?
Fishman's Girl: THAT is Miller's giant, darling.
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Connections

Referenced in Encino Man (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Valerie
Written by Arch Hall Jr. and Deke Richards
Performed by Arch Hall Jr. and the Archers
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Arch Jr and his magic guitar
10 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ah, a serene night, your girl camped out on a bed roll on your tricked out dune buggy, a horny prehistoric giant (talked about in Genesis none-the-less) on the prowl for your girl, and not a care in the world. You pull out your guitar and sing an ode to Veronica, and that guitar plays bass, percussion, and even whistles. Strange I never actually heard guitar in any of his songs.

This is just a sample of the so-bad-it's good campiness available in Eegah. But unfortunately there is just as much so-bad-it-reeks that I can't give it more than 3 stars. I actually thought it was over when the unfortunate trio escaped from the cave. Man was I mistaken, there was another excruciating stretch of film with Eegah in the modern world. And don't get me started on Arch Jr., he can thank whatever god that smiles down on him that Sr. is in charge. How else would this hack get to be the "Elvis" of this movie. "I swear on my stack of Elvis Presley LP's" there are few worse performances in cinematic history.

So in review - this movie is not as bad as the bottom 100 ranking leads you to believe, but nowhere near masterpiece theater. Is entertaining though with a bunch of smart-mouthed friends and lots of beer.


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