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1 January 2002 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Michael Reilly Burke ... Nick Hartfield
Meredith Morton ... Rachel Starbird

Fredric Lehne ... Walter (as Fredric Lane)

John Thaddeus ... Tony

Chris Williams ... Payton / X-Ray
Stoyan Angelov ... X-Ray

Paul Vincent O'Connor ... Capt. Hensley

Clement Blake ... Mad Dog (as Clement E. Blake)

Duncan Fraser ... Mayor
Violeta Markovska ... Anna Lee
Mariya Mihailova ... Kid
Alexander Kalinov ... Kid
Kalin Kalinov ... Kid
Bogomil Kalinov ... Kid
Mila Atanasova ... Kid
Andreya Popdimitrova ... Kid
Peter Vasilev ... Kid
Miriam Klatman ... Kid
Naum Shopov ... Kid
Yoana Pendachanska ... Kid
Ivailo Nalbantov ... Kid

Shane Edelman ... Mayor's Aid
Harry Anichkin ... Judge (as Haralampi Anichkin)
Maria Slavcheva ... Old Lady
Peter Kostov ... Bus Driver

Velizar Binev ... Hotel Manager
Nikola Dodov ... Southern Man (as Nikolai Dodov)
Marianne Stanicheva ... Southern Woman (as Mariana Stanisheva)
Anastasiya Ingelizova ... Attractive Woman
Scott Coulter ... Dock Worker #1
Liat Bein ... Reporter #1
Dimiter Kuzov ... Tug Boat Captain
Miroslava Bancheva ... Reporter

Franklin A. Vallette ... Albert (as Franklin Vallette)
Konstantin Rafailov ... Little Boy

Rositza Chorbadjiska ... Mommy (as Rositsa Chorbadjiiska)
Georgi Gatzov ... Restaurant Manager (as George Gatsov)
Katerina Goranova ... Police Psychologist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Malina Germanova ... Party Goer (uncredited)

Directed by
Yossi Wein 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Boaz Davidson  story
Danny Lerner  story
Michael D. Weiss  screenplay

Produced by
Boaz Davidson .... producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Danny Lerner .... producer
Trevor Short .... executive producer
David Varod .... producer
Original Music by
Bill Wandel 
Cinematography by
Peter Belcher 
Film Editing by
Cari Coughlin 
Casting by
Abra Edelman 
Elisa Goodman 
Production Design by
Carlos Silva Da Silva 
Art Direction by
Johnny Breedt 
Set Decoration by
Valentina Mladenova 
Production Management
George Gale .... post-production supervisor
Bobby Ranghelov .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Mechkoff .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Bogdan Bogdanov .... carpenter
Nikola Branchev .... stand-by props
Irena Nikolich .... painter
Vladimir Petkov .... carpenter
Rosen Stefanov .... set dresser
Evgeni Yordanov .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor
Krasimir Shtabekov .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Willie Botha .... effects supervisor
Jovko Dogandjiski .... special effects technician
Marten Ruskov .... special effects
Yana Stoyanova .... special effect artist
Visual Effects by
John C. Bush .... computer graphic artist
Michael F. Hoover .... digital artist
Wes C. Caefer .... digital artist (uncredited)
Stoyan Angelov .... utility stunts
Rumen Grigorov .... utility stunts
Emil Markov .... utility stunts
Krasimir Mitov .... utility stunts
Hristo Parvanov .... utility stunts
Parvan Parvanov .... stunt coordinator (as Parvan Parvanov-Tsatsata)
Nataliya Stoyanova .... utility stunts
Emil Tonev .... utility stunts
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Nikolai Kostov .... best boy grip
Editorial Department
Bernhard Larsson .... assistant editor
Todor G. Todorov .... colorist
Music Department
Shie Rozow .... orchestrator

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Rated R for some language
Germany:91 min
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Not unbearable, but severely skippable creature feature junk., 20 January 2010
Author: t-birkhead from United Kingdom

I'd have to say that I've seen worse Sci Fi Channel originals, but this Nu Image shonker from Yossi Wein was still quite a drag. The big problem with it is that it simply isn't convincing, not just its creature, but acting, writing and any attempts at drama. The direction lacks any kind of flair and the script from Boaz Davidson and Danny Lerner never really works, predictable, often laughable, whilst it delivers less howlers than a fair few of these sorts of films it never offers anything to engage or raise the pulse. The actors do their best, but with such material their workmanlike efforts have little effect. Matthew Reilly Burke is a blandly watchable hero, Meredith Morton similar as a blandly watchable love interest. Actually she was a bit less convincing but at least she was easy on the eyes. The film at least has the dignity to bowl along at a reasonable pace, but its biggest plus is that the octopus isn't entirely CGI rendered. So even though it doesn't look good, at least there are a few legit scenes of characters inanely grappling with rubbery tentacles in pretty amusing fashion. I also chuckled at the disparities between different representations of the octopus, the cgi shots of the creature as a whole vary over the course of the film, they are also different not only in size but appearance to the practical shots of it, and there are scenes where the tentacle action suggests that the makers had abandoned pretending they were making a film about an octopus and just envisioned their creature as a bunch of miscellaneous tentacles. The scenes of the creature attacking people get old pretty swiftly, but there are a few funny scenes where it takes on other things, like a boat and a crane. Yes, these scenes are poor, but they did make me chuckle. Undisputable highlight though is a hilarious sequence in which the octopus takes on a New York landmark, the scene may not be much more than a minute but it really is inspired, and well worth looking up on youtube. Apart from that things are uninspired all round, (a PG level lack of gore or nastiness stops this one from even pulling off much in the trash good times) the film does take a turn into semi gripping disaster movie territory at the end, but I can't really give it credit because the best shots in the last few scenes were culled from the Stallone flick Daylight (which by my recollection is quite good). Altogether this was pretty rubbishy stuff and not something I'd really recommend to anyone except creature feature die hards. Better than a poke in the eye with a wet stick, but not by much.

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