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Eegah -- Teenagers stumble across a prehistoric caveman, who goes on a rampage.

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Director:
Writers:
Bob Wehling (screenplay)
Arch Hall Sr. (original story)
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Release Date:
1 April 1965 (Mexico) See more »
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Tagline:
The Crazed Love of a Prehistoric Giant for a Ravishing Teenage Girl! See more »
Plot:
Teenagers stumble across a prehistoric caveman, who goes on a rampage. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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B-Sides: Eegah! It's Arch Hall, Jr.
 (From Dread Central. 20 April 2013, 9:00 AM, PDT)

The Sadist Review: Arch Hall, Jr.; d: James Landis
 (From Alt Film Guide. 13 July 2011, 3:13 PM, PDT)

R.I.P. Ray Dennis Steckler
 (From Dread Central. 12 January 2009, 2:04 AM, PST)

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"Wowzie! Wow! Wow!" See more (129 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Arch Hall Jr. ... Tom Nelson
Marilyn Manning ... Roxy Miller

Richard Kiel ... Eegah
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
Lloyd Williams ... Kruger (as William Lloyd)
Ray Dennis Steckler ... Mr. Fishman (as Ray Steckler)
Bill Rice ... Chef
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carolyn Brandt ... Fishman's Girl (uncredited)
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Directed by
Arch Hall Sr.  (as Nicholas Merriwether)
 
Writing credits
Bob Wehling (screenplay)

Arch Hall Sr. (original story) (as Nicholas Merriwether)

Produced by
Arch Hall Sr. .... producer (as Nicholas Merriwether)
Don Schneider .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
André Brummer  (as Henry Price)
 
Cinematography by
Vilis Lapenieks (director of photography) (as Vilis Lapeneicks)
 
Film Editing by
Don Schneider 
 
Production Management
H. Duane Weaver .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Sam Kopetzky .... sound recording engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Dennis Steckler .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arch Hall Jr. .... composer: Eegah theme (uncredited)
Alan O'Day .... composer: Eegah theme (uncredited)
Alan O'Day .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Eegah!" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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After filming was completed it was discovered that the sound recordist had actually failed to record the bulk of the sound. This explains why so much of the film is (badly) dubbed with the sound added in post-production.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In close-ups, the helicopter pilot has rather bushy hair, but in the long shot, when he's landing the helicopter, he has a crew cut.See more »
Quotes:
[Rosy tells Tom of her first encounter with Eegah]
Tom Nelson:Honest, Roxy, I believe you! I swear on my Elvis Presley LP.
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
"Wowzie! Wow! Wow!", 5 November 2005

Eegah is all it has been hyped up to be. It is an awful film with some of the most ludicrous scenes, dialog, and performances to be seen in film. And by the way - it's a whole lot of fun to sit through. A caveman, having lived out his life in Southern California in a cave with a family that is now mummified, stops the car of a beautiful teen one night. She tells her famous author dad, and he goes into the mountain to find the prehistoric man. Soon she and her idiot boyfriend go to find pops and the adventure begins. Eeagh is a terrible film on many levels. The script for starters is just plain stupid. How did a cave man live in the cave of a mountain covered with nothing but sand and brush for over a century? Where did he get his food and water? Yeah, sure we saw him with a rabbit but let's get real. The cave man acts like a child for much of the film even allowing himself to be shaved by Roxy, the girl of his dreams(after a century or so any woman could have fit that bill). The Neanderthal is played by none other than Richard Kiel, Jaws from James Bond fame. Kiel is actually the best thing about this film. He gives a performance with some depth. His colleagues; however, are sufficiently deficient in that department as to make a complete mockery of the film's plot. Roxy is bad. Her dad, Arch Hall Sr. (the director as well) is wooden, and the worst acting prize goes to the director's son Arch Hall Jr. as a real annoying boyfriend who has to sing some songs every now and then. Here is a sample of the lyrics: "I wish I had a billion dollars and a banker's salary and I would buy up all the flowers to give to Valerie." That's one of the better lines. Hall Jr. mugs, struts, and ambles through much of the film delivering inane dialog. The end of the film has the obvious denouement to a relationship that just "caved in." Even though it is bad, this film is a whole lot of fun. The errors jump out at you from the first scene and the laughs ensue almost immediately from the unintentional ineptitude of the makers of the film.

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