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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

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A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island with a mad scientist.

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A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A tropical paradise, untouched by man... where a bizarre civilization exists. See more »


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13 July 1977 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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During the fight between the bullman and the tiger, the animal actually took the stuntman's head in his jaws. Luckily he was wearing a fiberglass helmet which protected him. See more »

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During the opening scene when the boat is being pushed ashore you can see the shadow of the boom mic in the water's edge. See more »

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Andrew Braddock: [to Moreau] What in the name of God are you doing?
Montgomery: Don't worry, Braddock. You'll get over it - just like I did!
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Referenced in Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002) See more »

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Only my opinion, but I think its the best of the lot...
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I saw this at the drive-in when i was 8 yrs old. i loved it. i have seen it many times since then and it remains, so far, the best adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel; Michael York is a likable and stalwart hero. Burt Lancaster is fantastic as the domineering and obsessive scientist. Nigel Hawthorne (love that guy) is there to provide ever reliable support as the sinister Montgomery. The lovely and ravishing Barbara Carrera manges to be both lovely and quite ravishing. Richard Basehart makes a grand Sayer of the Law.The make up effects are impressive for their time and help contribute a lot to the effectiveness of THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU. Bravo to all involved.


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