An anthropologist/paleontologist and his daughter, while travelling through the southwestern US, stumble upon a colony of living, breathing gargoyles who in the end only want to be left alone.

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Dr. Mercer Boley
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Diana Boley
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Mrs. Parks
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The Gargoyle
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James Reeger
William Stevens ...
Police Chief
John Gruber ...
Jesse
Woody Chambliss ...
Uncle Willie
Jim Connell ...
Buddy
Timothy Burns ...
Morris Ray (as Tim Burns)
Mickey Alzola ...
Gargoyle
Greg Walker ...
Gargoyle
Rock A. Walker ...
Gargoyle (as Rock Walker)
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After receiving word about a mysterious carcass/skeleton unearthed in the Arizona desert, a father and his daughter decide to remove it from the burial grounds for further study. Once they do so, they, as well as the town, are besieged by a colony of gargoyles living in some nearby caverns. Written by Lee Shapiro <hgwells@magicnet.net>

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Watch Out! The Gargoyles Are Here. See more »

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21 November 1972 (USA)  »

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Trivia

According to Uncle Willie, the Native American (presumably Hopi or Navajo) name for the gargoyle is "nakatekachinko," while the dance that summons them is referred to as "nonataya." See more »

Goofs

The cable/wire can be seen holding the gargoyle up when he flies at the end. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Willie: [being a total brown-nose as Professor Boley looks at him in disgust] I saw yuh on that television talk show, perfesser, and yuh impressed me with yer knowledge and yer know-how.
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Referenced in Jeepers Creepers (2001) See more »

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Gargoyle of the week
23 June 1999 | by (Boston, Mass.) – See all my reviews

The original airing of this film on ABC's Movie of the Week program in the early 70s is a happy childhood memory for me. Definitely a period piece. It was made as a pilot for a series that was never optioned by the network. The movie is distinguished by some witty performances by the actors in the supporting roles. My favorite is Grayson Hall as lush on the make Mrs. Parks. Grayson is always a lot of fun to watch and she clearly had a blast with this role. Her son Matt helped paint ping pong balls which were used in making the gargoyle costumes.


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