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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Oberlus
Michael Bradford ...
White-Bearded Sailor
Roger Kendall ...
Roger
Robert Case ...
One Eyed Sailor
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Gamboa
Jack Taylor ...
Captain 'Old Lady II'
Maru Valdivielso ...
Carmen (as Maru Valdivieso)
Pierangelo Pozzato ...
Rodrigo
Alessandro Tasca ...
Priest at Funeral
Fernando Cebrián ...
Ibarra
Charly Husey ...
Zombie
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Guillermo Antón ...
Alberto
Ricardo Navarrete ...
Priest at Church
Amaya Merino ...
Girl Who Sings
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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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Trivia

Director Monte Hellman never wanted to direct this movie. He referred to the production experience as ''terrible''. See more »

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Oh Love
By Franco Campanino
Performed by Amaya Merino
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"Iguana" is total nonsense .................
27 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Iguana" is really beautifully photographed, but as entertainment it is a miserable experience. The editing is extremely choppy, however the fatal problem is a total lack of believability. The deformed protagonist controls five or six people who washed up on his island kingdom. Obviously the self proclaimed king never sleeps, or his captives didn't want to wake him with a rock to the head? This screenplay is really so far fetched that I lost interest almost immediately. The dialog is stilted and tedious, and director Monte Hellman drops the ball at almost every opportunity. Michael Madsen is totally wasted, as is 98 minutes of your life. This is one to be avoided, and has no redeeming qualities. It's truly painful to watch such nonsense .......................... - MERK


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