A boy dreams of working for his mentor, a creature-maker, and comes face to face with a giant creature.

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Matt Banting
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Chancey Bellow
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Father
Amanda Dickinson ...
Mother
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Perriwinkle
Grant Bardsley ...
Ben
Bill Moody ...
Reg
Matthew Scurfield ...
Vaughn
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Teacher
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Ultragorgon (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Ashton ...
Ultragorgon
Michael Bayliss ...
Ultragorgon
Martin Carroll ...
Ultragorgon (as Martin Anthony)
Sue Dacre ...
Ultragorgon
David Greenaway ...
Ultragorgon
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Storyline

A young boy wants to work with a famous creature/fx man but gets more than he bargained when one of the creatures, The Ultra-Gorgon, takes him under his wing. Literally. Written by Kathy Li

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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9 July 1989 (USA)  »

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The Ultra-Gorgon was built in a disused church. Members of Jim Henson's Creature Shop couldn't begin construction until they got into the church, which was about five weeks before shooting began. Since the character was intended to look like an unfinished special-effects monster, the team decided to build until they ran out of time, starting from the feet upward. Three nights before production began, the Ultra-Gorgon's wings arrived at the build site. See more »

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Chancey Bellow: And she leant over and said "No, like this", and in one line she got his mouth right; that half-smile, half-sneer.
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References How to Make a Monster (1958) See more »

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Unusual family film
23 February 2005 | by (Bolton, England) – See all my reviews

This is a story aimed at any young SF/fantasy fan who's got monster models in their bedroom and a library of cinema magazines on the shelves. Apparently it was inspired by all the letters which the Jim Henson Creature Shop receive from young fans wanting to work for them. Adapted from the book by Nicholas Fisk, it actually improves on the original by taking the villains of the piece out of the hero's school class and putting them into his troubled family, creating an extra moral dilemma. Harry Dean Stanton is impressive in a rare starring role as the renown, dour, slightly manipulative special effects expert and Kieran O'Brien handles the lead part with a realistic performance. The gigantic dragon is an impressive creation and it is only a shame it is not on screen for longer. This pleasant little tale about growing up and having a dream makes a clever companion piece to "The Storyteller" and "Labyrinth".


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