MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 20,648 this week

Dance of the Dwarfs (1983)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Horror  |  10 June 1983 (West Germany)
3.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.7/10 from 183 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 8 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (as Larry Johnson) , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 704 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 143 titles
created 02 Jun 2013
 
a list of 552 titles
created 24 Apr 2014
 
a list of 10 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dance of the Dwarfs (1983)

Dance of the Dwarfs (1983) on IMDb 3.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dance of the Dwarfs.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A scanner discovers a plot by renegade elements in the city government to take power with the help of evil scanners.

Director: Christian Duguay
Stars: David Hewlett, Deborah Raffin, Yvan Ponton
Spasms (1983)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation. A British millionaire and an American scientist find themselves in hot pursuit of ... See full summary »

Director: William Fruet
Stars: Peter Fonda, Oliver Reed, Kerrie Keane
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them - the one which happens to be the main ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Trikonis
Stars: Robert Hays, Art Carney, Barbara Hershey
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A cop goes after a psycho who is killing cocktail waitresses.

Director: Gus Trikonis
Stars: Bruce Watson, Laura Hippe, Katie Saylor
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sports physician Marcus persuades his unstable brother David to come with him and train for a bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains. He doesn't tell him that he has a brain aneurysm which... See full summary »

Director: John Badham
Stars: Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong
Man Hunt (1941)
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders
Futureworld (1976)
Thriller | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two reporters, Tracy and Chuck, get a message from a third one who discovered something about "Futureworld" and was killed before he could tell anyone about it. They visit Futureworld to ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron
Stars: Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill
Split Image (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Young man is sucked into an unnamed religious cult by beautiful girl and gets increasingly under the mind control of the cult leader. After his parents fail in their efforts to talk him out... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Michael O'Keefe, Karen Allen, Peter Fonda
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young nurse becomes determined to reach an unresponsive teenage cerebral palsy patient by encouraging her to write to her favorite rock singer, Elvis Presley.

Director: Gus Trikonis
Stars: Deborah Raffin, Diane Lane, Michael Learned
Sci-Fi | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Director: RyĆ» Murakami
Stars: Peter Fonda, Leona Hirota, Kumi Aochi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A movie about little Marianne's life in a little German village 1943-1950. The peace comes in the shape of an American soldier who brings chewing gum to all the children, a soldier they ... See full summary »

Director: Marianne Rosenbaum
Stars: Peter Fonda, Saskia Tyroller, Gesine Strempel
Supercock (1975)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An American cowboy in the Philippines gets mixed up in cockfighting.

Director: Gus Trikonis
Stars: Ross Hagen, Nancy Kwan, Tony Lorea
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dr. Evelyn Howard
...
Harry Bediker
...
Esteban
Carlos Palomino ...
Bandit #1
Turko Cervantes ...
Convict / Creature (as Arthur 'Turko' Cervantes)
Ike Arpuco ...
Federale
Sam Brillantes ...
Federale (as Sammy Brilliante)
Jun Turko ...
Federale
Angel Buenaventura ...
Customs Official (as Angel Buenaventurah)
Edward Martinez ...
Juan
Mario Teodoro ...
Jeepney Driver
Racquel Vera ...
Hooker
Venchito Galvez ...
Luis
Iliang Vitales ...
Maria
Theresa Reyes ...
Midget
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 June 1983 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Night of the Dwarves  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Here they Come Again
Written by Perry Botkin Jr. and Mark Lindsay
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Book? lauranb
where are the hot springs? timzydeco
Discuss Dance of the Dwarfs (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?