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Reptilicus (1961)

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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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Complete 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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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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SEE; CIVILIZATION RIOTING WITH FEAR! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Passed | See all certifications »

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20 February 1961 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Apeili stin poli  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Footage from this movie was used in the American animation-show South Park (1997) in episode #704: "Cancelled". See more »

Goofs

Acid does not light buildings on fire. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Einer Brandt: Is there anything I can do for you?
Gen. Mark Grayson: Yeah, get me transferred out of this damn place!
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Referenced in Planet X: Episode #2.2 (2006) See more »

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Tivoli Nights
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A nice little gem from Denmark
24 July 2002 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I recently watched Reptilicus for the first time and found it quite enjoyable, despite the low budget and cheap looking monster.

A frozen tail of a prehistoric monster is found in Denmark and is brought to a laboratory in Copenhagen to be studied. It has to be kept frozen at all times but one night, a scientist who has stayed behind to do some work does not shut the door properly and falls asleep. As a result of this, the tail thaws out and grows into a giant prehistoric reptile and escapes from the lab, kills the scientist and another man in the building and goes on the rampage in Copenhagen. The military try all they can to kill it but fail. It is eventually frozen to death.

The monster in this movie is a rubber puppet due to the low budget. It looks more funny than scary. Despite this, the movie is beautifully shot in colour.

This movie is a must for bad movie and sci fi fans. Great fun.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


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