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Dance of the Dwarfs (1983)

An anthropologist hires a down-on-his-luck helicopter pilot to fly her into the jungle, where she is searching for a scientist who is investigating reports of a tribe of reptile-men.

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Dr. Evelyn Howard
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Harry Bediker
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Esteban
Carlos Palomino ...
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Turko Cervantes ...
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Ike Arpuco ...
Federale
Sam Brillantes ...
Federale (as Sammy Brilliante)
Jun Turko ...
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Angel Buenaventura ...
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Edward Martinez ...
Juan
Mario Teodoro ...
Jeepney Driver
Racquel Vera ...
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Venchito Galvez ...
Luis
Iliang Vitales ...
Maria
Theresa Reyes ...
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An anthropologist hires a down-on-his-luck helicopter pilot to fly her into the jungle, where she is searching for a scientist who is investigating reports of a tribe of reptile-men.

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Night of the Dwarves  »

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Bad movie, but better than the book
28 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked watching Deborah Raffin. And Peter Fonda gave a decent performance as the drunken pilot. But, overall, the movie sucked. However, it was better than the book, which is usually pretty rare thing to say.

Deborah Raffin is always good looking. But this didn't really give her much breadth or depth of performance. Peter Fonda was decent. He provided the comic relief as the continually drunk helicopter pilot.

I read the book in high school as it was suggested by my literature teacher as similar to Jurassic Park in concept (which I had just finished reading). It wasn't really. And the writing was vastly inferior. The movie improves on the story, but not by much.

If you've got nothing better to do on a Saturday afternoon but contemplate your navel lint, it might do for a couple hours of entertainment. Otherwise, avoid it like a root canal.


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