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Skullduggery (1970)

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

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(screenplay), (novel)
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Buffington
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Tee Hee Lawrence
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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 <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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A band of adventurers matches raw courage against the terrors of the New Guinea jungle...to 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)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Saul David created and named the character of Berle Tanen in honor of then-MCA executives Berle Adams and Ned Tanen. See more »

Quotes

Douglas Temple: Sybil, I'm going to tell you something I've never told a woman before; your fly is open!
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Version of Zoo ou L'assassin philanthrope (1977) See more »

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Burt Reynolds Shows Promise For More Important Roles
2 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Continuing my plan to watch every Burt Reynolds movie in his filmography in order, I come to Skullduggery.

Plot In A Paragraph: Douglas Temple (a likable Burt Reynolds) manages to wrangle his way on to a jungle expedition in New Guinea when anthologist Sybil Greame (Susan Clarke) lands in his territory. While she searches for old bones, he searches for phosphor (which is used in the "new" colour TV's) they not only discover both, but a whole lot more.

I'm amazed by what I read on here sometimes, as some of the people rating this movie 2/10 or worse 1/10 clearly just didn't get it. Even if it was made today this movie would still ring true.

Burt Reynolds is incredibly likable and shows great promise for more important roles. However "Skullduggery" winds up a bit of a mismatch due to an inconsistent mix of humour and human drama. That's down to bad editing and poor direction.


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