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Killdozer (1974)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 2 February 1974
A small construction crew on an island is terrorized when some strange spirit-like being takes over a large bulldozer, and goes on a killing rampage.

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Construction workers building an airstrip on a small Pacific Island encounter an ancient non-material lifeform which has lived in the ruins of an ancient temple for millenia. The entity is of course malevolent and commandeers the earthmoving equipment to the general detriment of all concerned. Written by Bill Leue <leue@crd.ge.com>

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Six men ... playing a deadly game of cat and mouse ... With a machine that wants to kill them. See more »

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Also Known As:

Rakka inseki no nazo: Kirudôzâ - Kotô no satsujin kikai  »

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The Wisconsin rock band Killdozer took their name from this film nine years later. See more »

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The crew is located on an island 200 miles off the coast of Africa. In a scene where the bulldozer is lurking in the bushes, it looks like traffic is moving along a highway in the background, but in fact those vehicles are the two jeeps and the pickup truck making their way up the hill in the survivors' attempt to escape the Killdozer. The vehicles are seen twice beyond the bushes: once moving right to left on one part of the road, then a moment later moving left to right on a higher part of the road. See more »

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Mack McCarthy: Okay, sweetheart! Destroy!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Satan's School for Girls (2010) See more »

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Yes, a consensus all-time blockbuster.
11 August 1999 | by (Birmingham, Alabama) – See all my reviews

KILLDOZER, progenitor of more collegiate howls of laughter than even the 1974 Wisconsin Badger football team, and that was a bad, bad team.

Two big stars, Clint Walker (movies) and Carl Betz (TV) peeking out from hiding, trying to figure out how to kill KILLDOZER -- "Can't shoot it...won't fit in a gas chamber." (!!!) When it came up for rerun the student lounge was jammed full.

A construction crew on a tiny island, a huge bulldozer (sorry, KILLDOZER) with a roaring diesel engine. And yet, eerily silent as it maneuvers around hills to spring, well crawl, out at its next victim.

KILLDOZER!!! The two-mile-an-hour menace no one could escape.


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