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
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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
[the team has just encountered the first mutant baboon
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References Planet of the Apes