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Release Date:
20 February 1961 (Denmark) See more »
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Tagline:
Invincible...Indestructible! What was this awesome BEAST born 50 million years out of time? See more »
Plot:
After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A nice little gem from Denmark See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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

Dirch Passer ... Petersen
Marlies Behrens ... Connie Miller (American version) (as Marla 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
Jørgen Blaksted ... Naval officer (uncredited)

Robert Cornthwaite ... Man (voice) (uncredited)
Børge Møller Grimstrup ... Danish farmer (uncredited)
Egon Gydesen ... Danish soldier (uncredited)
Knud Hallest ... Naval officer (uncredited)
Svend Johansen ... Naval officer (uncredited)
Benny Juhlin ... Danish soldier (uncredited)
Dirk Melchior ... Farmer eaten by Reptilicus (uncredited)
Bodil Miller ... Connie Miller (Danish version) (uncredited)
Hardy Rafn ... (uncredited)
Martin Stander ... (uncredited)
Alex Suhr ... Alex - drilling crew (uncredited)
Poul Thomsen ... Orlogskaptajn (uncredited)
Claus Toksvig ... Himself - Narrator (uncredited)
Bent Vejlby ... Danish soldier (uncredited)
Alfred Wilken ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney W. Pink  (as Sidney Pink)
 
Writing credits
Sidney W. Pink (original story) (as Sid Pink)

Ib Melchior (screenplay) and
Sidney W. Pink (screenplay) (as Sid Pink)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer
Sidney W. Pink .... producer (as Sidney Pink)
Johann Zalabery .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter (US version)
Sven Gyldmark 
 
Cinematography by
Aage Wiltrup (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sven Methling 
Edith Nisted Nielsen 
 
Set Decoration by
Helge Hansen 
Kai Koed 
Otto Lund 
 
Makeup Department
Calma Jensen .... makeup artist (as Calma)
 
Production Management
Poul Bang .... production manager
Erik Larsen .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Solveig Ersgaard .... assistant director
Gitte Müller .... assistant director (as Gitte Muller)
Szasza Zalabery .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Helge Hansen .... set dresser
Otto Lund .... set designer
Carlo Rasmussen .... property master
 
Sound Department
Georg Jensen .... sound
Poul Nyrup .... sound assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Kai Koed .... miniatures (as Kaye Koed)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Borge Hansen .... camera operator
Søren Ingemann .... still photographer (as Soren Ingemann)
Ole Luetken .... second unit camera
Ib Lønvang .... assistant camera (as Ib Loenvang)
Edvard Svendsen .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hanny Zalabery .... wardrobe supervisor (as Hanni Zalabery)
 
Editorial Department
Chris Lamie .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sven Gyldmark .... conductor
Victor Skaarup .... composer: songs
 
Other crew
Juan Fava .... paleontological researcher
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
Denmark:92 min | USA:82 min
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Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Denmark:A | New Zealand:M | UK:PG | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #20373)

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Trivia:
In the scene where Reptilicus eats a farmer, the farmer is played by Dirk Melchior, the 12-year-old son of writer Ib Melchior.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The monster repeatedly changes scale as compared to buildings and people.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Gen. Mark Grayson:[Referring to Reptilicus] A good thing there's no more like him!
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Soundtrack:
Tivoli NightsSee more »

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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A nice little gem from Denmark, 24 July 2002
Author: Chris Gaskin from Derby, England

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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