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Iguana (1988)

A bullied, disfigured man flees from his abuse, finds his own island and declares himself tyrant of his new domain.

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Michael Bradford ...
White-Bearded Sailor
Roger Kendall ...
Roger
Robert Case ...
One Eyed Sailor
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Captain 'Old Lady II'
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Carmen (as Maru Valdivieso)
Pierangelo Pozzato ...
Rodrigo
Alessandro Tasca ...
Priest at Funeral
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Ibarra
Charly Husey ...
Zombie
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Sebastián
Guillermo Antón ...
Alberto
Ricardo Navarrete ...
Priest at Church
Amaia Merino ...
Girl Who Sings (as Amaya Merino)
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A grotesquely disfigured harpooner called Iguana is severely mistreated by his fellow sailors on a whaling ship in the 19th century. One night he escapes and takes up residence on a remote island. He makes himself ruler of the island and declares war on mankind. Anyone unfortunate enough to wind up on the island with Iguana is subjected to his cruel tyranny. Written by Woodyanders

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9 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Iguana - A Fera do Mar  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Director Monte Hellman never wanted to direct this movie. He referred to the production experience as ''terrible''. See more »


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Womens Delight
By Franco Campanino
Performed by Joseph Culp
Courtesy of AM Edicioni Musicali
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Another disappointment
13 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

I'd read a lot about this film and was excited to view it. While not a complete turkey this one may not be worth your time or effort. The script seems hurried and incomplete and requires a incredible amount of willing suspension of disbelief. Could not understand how this average sized man with one machete and an old flintlock pistol could maintain control over several hearty sea dogs. Adding to this mystery is why they readily submit to his authority without much attempt to gain the upper hand. Also one wonders how this group continue to survive on a rather smallish island that looks pretty desolate-lots of rocks and cliffs and shore but not much vegetation and no animal life-other than fish. In retrospect the whole thing seems pretty laughable. The Iquana makeup effect looks like a B-movie rubber appliance and the much touted beheading scene was done with a coconut on a dummy's shoulders. Listen for the Three Stooges "ka-thunk" sound effect when the head hits the ground. Really bad stuff here. I give it 3 stars for the cinematography as there are some beautiful oceanic scenes found here. If you're curious about this film then at least you have some idea of what you're in for.


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