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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. ...
Baboon player 2
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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During the scene in the watchtower when the team are preparing for the next fight with the baboons, Brodie tells everyone not to shoot unless they get a kill shot because they are low on ammunition. In the ensuing gunfight all the team fire at the walls without getting kill shots and only killing a few baboons, because of this they have run out of ammo and cannot fight the next wave easily. If the team followed Brodies advice they would probably have had enough ammunition to fight all of the baboons. See more »

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Frank Brodie: [Kelsey is dragging a heavy suitcase alongside her] We leave everything here.
[throws it away]
Kelsey Cunningham: That is like a $1000 suitcase.
Frank Brodie: [shoots the suitcase into small pieces] Not any more.
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This is cool!
11 November 1999 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie just because of Ron Perlman but I liked it not only because of his brilliant play. Hard to find a good sci-fi movie but this is the one! This is horror movie that has a plot which is a rare case. I mean, some movies of this type show you only scary scenes, without any explanations what characters feel and other stuff. "Primal force" is a nice thing.


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