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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 »
Genre:
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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Arch Jr and his magic guitar 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)

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:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Assistant camera operator Ray Dennis Steckler would later go on to make another classic in the pantheon of bad movies - The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964).See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Tom's band is obviously miming during the last instrumental that they play.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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Soundtrack:
Nobody Lives on the Brownsville RoadSee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Arch Jr and his magic guitar, 10 April 2006
Author: manicgecko from United States

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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