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

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This film later gained renewed interest and ultimately cult status when it was the subject of jokes on both Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009). See more »

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As the construction crew leaves the camp that was destroyed by the bulldozer and drive away, you can see the shadow of the very tall crane the camera is mounted on. See more »

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Lloyd Kelly: The D9er was operating by itself when it ran him down. Throttling. Pivoting. Floating the blade.
Dennis Holvig: How?
Lloyd Kelly: I don't know how.
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Very Early ABC 'Movie of The Week' Title
20 September 2005 | by (Riverhead, L.I., New York) – See all my reviews

Here's another title that's on the MIA list. "Killdozer" is an interesting little tale based a short story of late sci-fi writer Theodore Sturgeon. Very unusual that the setting of the story where this bulldozer runs amok is an island somewhere in South Africa. Too bad the movie doesn't go into detail about the strange force that possesses the machine and starts it on a murderous rampage. But watch for a very young Robert Urich - way before his stint on 'S.W.A.T.', 'Vegas' and 'Spenser; for Hire'. My mother and I enjoyed this movie along with others such as 'Duel'. There's a sub-plot to Clint Walker's character: trying to overcome his battle with the bottle which led to a certain fall from grace in the company he works for. One gets the impression that he was sent on this construction job as a sort of punishment. Much as I'd like to think all the vintage ABC programming is seared into my memory, it has been so long since I've seen this movie, I could be mistaken about one or two points.

Additional note: Clint Walker fans should also see another ABC movie title the actor did called 'Scream of The Wolf'.


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