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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

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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A Ilha do Dr. Moreau  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The nick-name for Dr. Moreau (Burt Lancaster)'s creations was "humanimals". See more »

Goofs

When Montgomery's dead body is delivered to the "animals", the actor being picked up reaches for the arm of the animal retrieving him. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

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Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
(Papageno's Aria from "Die Zauberflöte" K.620)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Only my opinion, but I think its the best of the lot...
2 July 2006 | by (Rain City, Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

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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