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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. ...
Marilyn Manning ...
Roxy Miller
...
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
...
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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Primitive Passions Turned On! Love Breaks the Time Barrier! See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

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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

Shot for just $15,000 in just 14 days. Raising the required budget nearly bankrupted Arch Hall Sr. and involved him selling his car and bypassing the need for location filming permits. See more »

Goofs

When Eegah is trying to rape Roxy outside the cave, he tears both shoulder straps off her dress. When the scene shifts from close-up to a medium shot, Roxy's left shoulder strap is fastened. See more »

Quotes

[staring at a huge divot in the sand]
Roxy Miller: What is that?
Robert Miller: I don't know. It looks like a footprint.
Roxy Miller: It is a footprint! There's the heel and there's the toe.
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Connections

Featured in Svengoolie: Eegah (1997) See more »

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Nobody Lives on the Brownsville Road
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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