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Skullduggery (1970)

GP  |   |  Adventure  |  6 March 1970 (USA)
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The missing-link is found on a safari in New Guinea. Is it human or animal?


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An expedition into the interior of Papua New Guinea comes across a tribe of ape-like people who may or may not be ancestors of early man. However, the influence of modern man is to have devastating effects upon these forgotten people. Written by Jonathon Dabell <>

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A band of adventurers matches raw courage against the terrors of the New Guinea bring back the creature that has haunted science for centuries! See more »




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Release Date:

6 March 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abenteuer in Neuguinea  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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It's clear some reviewers weren't mature enough for this film....
25 June 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This was not a film about "action", nor was it "boring", unless you are the type that requires external stimulation as a substitute for actually thinking. This was a very poignant film about human rights and what, exactly, being human means. As another reviewer said, the climactic ending brought me to tears. This is not a film that should be viewed by a bunch of kids at a sleepover... it will be totally lost and wasted on them. This is a film that should be shown in every political science and philosophy class for discussion. Don't let the pathetic reviews scare you away if you can find this movie... it was the viewer that was lacking, not the film...

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