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Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills (1997)

 -  Comedy  -  7 October 1997 (USA)
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Pixie is cursed with turning into a Pterodactyl when her husband is caught messing with bones on an ancient burial ground. Her husband, children, friends, and neighbours must come to terms ... See full summary »

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Pixie Chandler
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Tommy Chandler
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Bert / Lady Shopper / Manager
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Sharon Martin ...
Jenny Chandler
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Dr. Egbert Drum
Aleks Shaklin ...
Dr. Zavenbrot
Ron Soble ...
Eddie Wilde ...
Janensch
Brad Wilson ...
Dick Chandler
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Susie
Carmine Zozzora ...
Dr. Harold Harold
Jonathan Ball ...
Officer Othello
Cabiria Cardinale ...
Karen / Mrs. Goldberg
Holley Chant ...
Mrs. Hoffman
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Pixie is cursed with turning into a Pterodactyl when her husband is caught messing with bones on an ancient burial ground. Her husband, children, friends, and neighbours must come to terms with Pixie's new "look". Her only chance to return to her normal state is to find the shaman who inflicted the curse on her. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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A perfect Beverly Hills housewife by day - a prehistoric flying reptile by night.

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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7 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Hilfe, meine Frau ist ein Saurier!  »

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Greatest title .... worst movie ...............
13 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Pterodactyl Woman From Beverly Hills" is most definitely a great title, perhaps only surpassed by "Inbred Redneck Alien Abduction". Unfortunately the film itself does not live up to the title. It is talky, repetitive, boring, and totally wastes the late Brion James, to whom the movie is dedicated. I gave it two stars instead of one, only because James deserved so much better for his last film. The stock footage dinosaurs, which are briefly seen, are more interesting than anything else in this "Troma" bomb. . Another real negative is the writer/ director, Philippe Mora, whose self indulgent style takes the one and only joke, a woman who periodically transforms into a flying dinosaur, and goes nowhere with it. Believe me, this is one to avoid. - MERK


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