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Frankenstein Island (1981)

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When a hot-air balloon crashes on a remote island, the crew discovers Dr. Frankenstein's ancestor carrying on the family work, along with a race of mutants and a population of Amazons.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Clarke ...
Dr. Paul Hadley
Steve Brodie ...
Jocko
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Clay Jayson
Robert Christopher ...
Mark Eden
Tain Bodkin ...
Curtis Ryan
Patrick O'Neil ...
Dino
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The Colonel
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Katherine Victor ...
Sheila Frankenstein von Helsing (as Kathrin Victor)
George Mitchell ...
Dana Norbeck ...
Jungle Girl
Laurel Johnson ...
Jungle Girl
Richard Banks ...
Angus
James Webb
Marla Conner ...
Jungle Girl
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When a hot-air balloon crashes on a remote island, the crew discovers Dr. Frankenstein's ancestor carrying on the family work, along with a race of mutants and a population of Amazons. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The power is 7,000,000 volts--it's alive!

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27 November 1981 (USA)  »

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Frankenstein's Island  »

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This would be the final film project for Jerry Warren. See more »

Quotes

Balloonist #2: [incredulously] Did you ever hear of a tornado at sea?
Balloonist #1: Well, that's what Doc called it. Sounded like his balloon's being torn apart! Whatever the number, it got him real good and surrounded.
Balloonist #2: Surrounded?
Balloonist #1: The water, man! The ocean! Anyway you shake it, those poor devils either ended up on it, in it or under it!
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oh my Gosh!!!!
17 June 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

My VCR taped this movie in 1986 at 2:30am when it was supposed to be recording "Kings Row". I have never been happier at the error. Here is a film I show to old friends and new loves. It is so bad...so beyond bad, really, that this film could be a guest on Jerry Springer. Lets quickly move from the plot: stranded balloonists discover themselves on an island with Jacques Cousteau-like zombies, amazon women warriors in spandex leopard prints, and...a weird, unresolved Frankenstein motif. That aside, it is constant hilarity. Plastic pitchforks, the same we carried at Halloween as kids, are waved in front of the camera to suggest danger. A shoe box ,, painted red on the lower half and put on a gyro is the electronic brain for the monster. The actress playing Frankensteins relative, Sheila!!!, is a hoot since she is seen reading her lines from off set (behind bookcases, etc). The ending pales since the beginning is so rapturously inane and silly. It is not to be missed. Please don't turn off when the Mighty Kung Fus scenes occur...or the tiny skulls appear in a gas-lit barbeque to intimate danger. Or when poor Cameron Mitchell appears as Captian Ahab/Queeq explaining how he allowed his crew to become zombies. Best scene: at the very beginning, when the balloon crashes, the dog on board jumps off and pees on the seaweed as the titles run. Such honesty in cinema is so rare.


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