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Reptilicus (1961)

Passed  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  20 February 1961 (Denmark)
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After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life.

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(as Sidney Pink)

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(original story) (as Sid Pink) , (screenplay), 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Bent Mejding ...
Svend Viltorft
Asbjørn Andersen ...
Prof. Otto Martens (as Asbjorn Andersen)
Povl Wøldike ...
Dr. Peter Dalby (as Poul Wildaker)
Ann Smyrner ...
Lise Martens
Mimi Heinrich ...
Karen Martens
...
Petersen
Marlies Behrens ...
Carl Ottosen ...
Gen. Mark Grayson
Ole Wisborg ...
Capt. Einer Brandt
Birthe Wilke ...
Herself - nightclub singer
Mogens Brandt ...
Police Chief Hassing
Kjeld Petersen ...
Police Officer Olsen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jens Due ...
Journalist
Mai Reimers ...
Badegæst
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Storyline

A portion of the tail of a prehistoric reptile is discovered in Denmark. It regenerates into the entire reptile, which proceeds to destroy buildings and property and generally make a nuisance of itself. It can fly, swim, and walk, and has impenetrable scales, which makes it difficult to kill. Written by Paul White <pwhite@bigfoot.com>

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Spænding og sjov - charme og chok See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

20 February 1961 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Apeili stin poli  »

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(Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Naura Hayden originally was slated to play Lise. However, she quit the project when she discovered that she would only receive second billing. See more »

Goofs

The panicked crowd is seen running to the left down an alley and later they are shown running to the right down the same alley. See more »

Quotes

Lise Martens: [to General Grayson] If Reptilicus is hit, you'll never find all the pieces underwater. He'll regenerate, Mark!
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When it's not funny, it's unendurable.
19 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Reptilicus" is a rather easy movie to write a review about, since for almost all its length it follows the same, monotonous pattern: it alternately becomes laughably bad (when the "monster" is onscreen) and sleep-inducing (when it isn't). I mean, if the unconvincing special effects don't get you, the lifeless performances will! Those who are looking for unintentional laughs won't be too satisfied, either; sure, the green "acid slime" is funny for the first few times you see it, and the scene where Reptilicus eats a man who has changed into cartoonish form is hilariously embarrassing, but this is an one-joke comedy, and it soon wears thin. I have to admit, however, that the film is slickly photographed; when Reptilicus is offscreen, it's much more slick-looking that "Dr. No", for example, which was made the same year (1962).


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