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The Greatest Horror Monster Alive! See more »
Plot:
A circus owner and a lady trapper trek into the African jungle to capture a giant gorilla for his circus. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Anthony Eisley ... Mark Remington
Megan Timothy ... April Adams
Scott Brady ... Dan Morgan
Kent Taylor ... Tonga Jack Adams

Gary Kent ... Arnold Shye
Greydon Clark ... Dan Remington
Sheldon Lee ... Kabula
Lee Parrish ... George
John Parker ... Charlie
William Bonner ... Brandon
Bruce Kimball ... Mort the Clown / The Witch Doctor
Gary Graver ... Bill
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David L. Hewitt ... Gorga (uncredited)

Directed by
David L. Hewitt 
 
Writing credits
David L. Hewitt (screenplay) (as David Prentiss) and
Jean Hewitt (screenplay)

Robert Vincent O'Neill  writer

Produced by
David L. Hewitt .... producer
Robert Vincent O'Neill .... producer (as Robert H. O'Neil)
 
Original Music by
Charles Walden 
 
Cinematography by
Gary Graver (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gary Graver  (as G. Graver)
 
Makeup Department
Shelley .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sheldon Lee .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Mike Beardsley .... sound re-recordist
Bruce Blodgett .... boom operator
Sam Kopetzky .... sound re-recordist
Dale Skillicorn .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
David L. Hewitt .... monster builder
David L. Hewitt .... monster design
 
Visual Effects by
David L. Hewitt .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Elliot .... key grip (as Alex Eliot)
Don Jones .... lighting director
 
Other crew
Jean Hewitt .... script supervisor
 

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USA:84 min
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All of the accessories and headdresses worn by the Witch Doctor and the Tribal Chief are authentic. They were from a real Headhunting Tribe from South America.See more »

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P.U. It Stinks So Good, 23 February 2002
Author: shark-43 from L.A. CA

What can you say about this fine film? My pals and I enjoy getting together a few Fridays a month and watching "bad" cinema - anything and everything - Turkish Star Wars rip-offs, Indonesian ghost movies, gory Vampire movies from Brazil, bad American biker movies. Well, after a long line of cheesy gorilla movies - Konga, Mighty Peking Man, etc. we have stumbled upon this....this....thing. The sound recoridng is so bad, which is a shame because you miss LOTS of bad dialogue. Plus the actors flub their lines constantly and keep on going. Obviously the budget for this 1969 epic must have been 100 bucks and some sandwiches, so it all looks like "we got one take and that' sit. Fine. Print. Lets move on." Horrible acting, there are literally NO special effects, just the worst big monkey outfit I have ever seen (the yes of the ape are just glass marbles,no blinking, no nothing). Now, the first twenty minutes of this film are very hard to take, but hang in there - once they get to the "jungle" (its filmed in Simi Valley, California and it looks it) and stumble the nest of a dinosuar, hold on - because it gets good. BAD good. The phoniest T-Rex you ever saw - in fact it lookslike someone holding up a PLASTIC dinosaur toy just in front of the camera lens and shaking it. Anyway - incredibly bad but oh so good. LOTS of laughs.

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