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Primal Force (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  6 May 1999 (USA)
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Rescuers try to reach plane crash victims that are trapped on an isolated Mexican island populated by mutant baboons. Ron Perlman stars as a troubled guide hired to lead the mission.

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Scott Davis
Roxana Zal ...
Tara Matthews
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Kelsey Cunningham
Guillermo Ríos ...
Eddie Mendoza
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Deutsch
Julian Sedgwick ...
Stan Kovacs
Jimy Hefner ...
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Bruno Danza ...
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Ramiro González ...
Boat mate (as Ramiro Gonzales)
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Baboon patriarch (as Lorene Noh)
Gustavo Tecuapetla R. ...
Baboon player 1
Lincy Anahy Avila G. ...
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Claudia Acosta A. ...
Baboon player 3
Artemio Arzate H. ...
Baboon player 4
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A private plane carrying the daughter of a rich businessman crash-lands on the uninhabited island of San Miguel off the coast of Mexico, an island regarded by the locals as cursed. The businessman's Chief of Security, Scott Davis mounts a high-tech mission to rescue the survivors, and in his search to find a guide, comes across Frank Brodie, a man who was on the island ten years previously. Davis finds Brodie to be a brooding, reclusive drunk, haunted by his experiences on the island, and Brodie tells Davis that it isn't worth mounting a rescue mission as the survivors will, by now, be dead. Brodie, however, decides to tag along, bringing along a veritable arsenal of weapons and a fatalistic attitude, ridiculing Davis' plans as naive. Accompanying them is Tara Matthews, a young woman purporting to be a medic, and Davis' second-in-command, Eddie Mendoza, a down-to-earth practical man who very quickly realizes Brodie knows what he is doing and is inclined to believe what the man says. ... Written by Helen Chavez

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The working title for the film was "Wild World". See more »

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When the pilot goes to get water from the stream and puts the empty container under water, he gets startled by a noise behind him and takes the container out of the water, still empty. In the next shot, it is full. See more »

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Frank Brodie: [the team has just encountered the first mutant baboon] Bet you won't see that in National Geographic.
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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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best film of 1999
5 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie has all the characteristics of an oscar winner. Its a crafty tail of an island of killer baboons. The baboons are absolutely terrifying and I want to congratulate the makeup artist. The acting is also top-notch. In my honest opinion Ron Perlman delivers the best performance of his life. I insist that you rush to the video store right now and rent this movie. It is that good.


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