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Screamers (1979)

L'isola degli uomini pesce (original title)
R | | Action, Horror | 26 June 1981 (USA)
Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island.

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Amanda Marvin
Claudio Cassinelli ...
Lt. Claude de Ross
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Beryl Cunningham ...
Shakira
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Prof. Ernest Marvin
Franco Javarone ...
José (as Franco Iavarone)
Roberto Posse ...
Peter
Giuseppe Castellano ...
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Franco Mazzieri ...
François (as Francesco Mazzieri)
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Jim Alquist ...
James (US version) (as James Alquist)
Eunice Bolt ...
Samantha (US version)
Tom J. Delaney ...
Patterson (US version)
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Storyline

After their prison ship sinks in the Caribbean, a group of prisoners and a doctor wash ashore on a seemingly deserted island. They soon discover a strange couple, who invite them to stay at their house. While the prisoners try to plan an escape, the doctor does some investigating, and soon finds out just what the pair are really doing, and why the prisoners keep disappearing mysteriously. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Island of the Fishmen  »

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The movie has often been likened to a cross between H.G. Wells The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977) and the Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). See more »

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The drawing of David Bushnell's 1775 submarine "Turtle" on the wall of the Professor's room is hung upside down. See more »

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Referenced in Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008) See more »

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I have a soft spot for the fishmen
11 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Colourful if nonsensical tale set upon an uncharted island where Richard Johnson turns in a decent performance as a mad baddie searching for the lost gold of Atlantis and Barbara Bach doesn't do very much at all. The whole thing looks like much of it was made up as they went along with little bits of excitement every now and again to keep it going. There are some decent bits, I particularly like the home made diving bell contraption that lowers them down to peek at Atlantis and I have a soft spot for the fishmen themselves. Clearly copied from the 'Creature From The Black Lagoon', they are nevertheless pretty distinctive with their big fish eyes and facial colouring and especially effective when seen six or so at a time.


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