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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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Harry Bediker
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Esteban
Carlos Palomino ...
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Turko Cervantes ...
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Ike Arpuco ...
Federale
Sam Brillantes ...
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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 ...
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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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A cruel atrocity against a mediocre novel.
22 April 2000 | by (Valley Forge, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Last summer I picked up a copy of Geoffrey Household's novel, DANCE OF THE DWARFS. I had recently taped the film on late-night TV and figured someday it would be interesting to compare the two versions of the work. I have now read the book and watched the film, and I must say that a comparison is difficult; if I hadn't known from the credits that the book had inspired the movie, I'd have thought the few vague similarities between the works were pure coincidence! The novel is written in the form of an agricultural researcher's journal and, while it has its flaws, manages to be suspenseful and to introduce some interesting ideas. The film, on the other hand, is a painfully unthrilling adventure movie reminiscent in many ways of the unfortunate 1985 remake of KING SOLOMON'S MINES. The most tragic difference between the book and the film is that the interesting and graceful creatures of the novel have been replaced here by guys jumping around in rubber suits. The novel wasn't that great, but it didn't deserve this horrible treatment.


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