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10 June 1983 (West Germany) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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Deborah Raffin ... Dr. Evelyn Howard

Peter Fonda ... Harry Bediker

John Amos ... 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
Telly Babasa ... Bandit #2
Cherron Hoye ... Creature
Gil Arceo ... Creature

Directed by
Gus Trikonis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Geoffrey Household  novel
Larry K. Johnson  (as Larry Johnson)
G.W. King  (as Gregory Weston King)
Michael Viner 

Produced by
Michael C. Butler .... associate producer (as Michael Butler)
Mitchell L. Gamson .... associate producer (as Mitch Gamson)
Peter E. Strauss .... executive producer
Michael Viner .... producer
Original Music by
Perry Botkin Jr.  (as Perry Botkin)
Cinematography by
Michael C. Butler  (as Michael Butler)
Film Editing by
Fred A. Chulack  (as Fred Chulack)
Art Direction by
Ruben Arthur Nicdao 
Makeup Department
Cecille Baun .... makeup artist (as Cecile Baun)
Carolyn Elias .... hair stylist
Dee Manges .... makeup artist
Dee Manges .... makeup department head
David B. Miller .... special makeup effects
Craig Reardon .... special makeup effects
Production Management
Mitchell L. Gamson .... executive in charge of production: USA
Cenón González .... production manager
Eduardo Guinto .... executive in charge of production: Philippines
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Amazan Jr. .... first assistant director
Gregg de Guzman .... second assistant director
Michael Viner .... second unit director
Art Department
Tiquio Contaste .... set dresser
Roger Suarez .... set dresser
Eduardo Urbano .... property master
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Beckert .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Chang .... special sound effects
Stan Gordon .... sound mixer
Larry Mann .... sound effects editor
Tom C. McCarthy .... sound effects editor (as Tom McCarthy)
Special Effects by
Andy Aturba .... special effects assistant
Teofilo Hilario .... special effects supervisor
Jun Santiago .... special effects assistant
Narciso Tolentino .... special effects assistant
Richard Rodriguez .... stunt double
Rowena Roxan .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Howie Anderson .... photographer: second unit
Julian Baltonado .... best boy
Osmundo Bautista .... camera loader
Eddie Buenaflor .... assistant camera
David L. Butler .... aerial photographer
David L. Butler .... photographer: second unit
Rogelio dela Roma .... assistant camera: second unit
Tex Foote .... generator operator
Robert L. Guthrie .... camera operator (as Bobby Guthrie)
Ray Ochoa .... key grip
Juanito Quiamco .... assistant camera
Roger Robles .... still photographer
Donald M. Wolak .... gaffer (as Don Wolak)
Editorial Department
Robert Fawcett .... assistant editor
Music Department
Else Blangsted .... music editor
Scott Grusin .... assistant music editor
Shinichi Yamazaki .... music editor
Transportation Department
Romulo Ramos .... transportation captain
Other crew
Ernesto Baltonado .... arc light operator
Rollie Calanog .... production messenger
Aida Cardenas .... production accountant
Alice Chomi .... production secretary
Rey Cruzate .... production associate
Dan Curry .... title designer
Jojo Dayap .... production assistant
Lita Del Rosario .... customs liaison officer
Claire Felicen .... script supervisor (as Clarissa Felicen)
David W. King .... production associate
Zenaida Natividad .... production bookkeeper
Hernan Robles .... assistant to director
Eddie Romero .... administrator: Philippines
Rey San Pascual .... caterer
Liza Trofilo .... nurse
Pilar Versoza .... caterer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Night of the Dwarves" - USA (cable TV title)
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93 min
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Bad movie, but better than the book, 28 May 2008
Author: kamas716 from United States

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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