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Agents of an oil tycoon vanish while exploring a swamp marked for drilling. The local sheriff investigates and faces a Seminole legend come to life: Man-Thing, a shambling swamp-monster whose touch burns those who feel fear.

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Bywater's native Seminole Indians believe the swamp will be bloodily revenged by its guardian spirit, a 'dark warrior', for its 'rape' by Frederic and son Jake Schist's oil-drilling, sold out by their own late chief Ted Sallis. The rig is illegally protested against by hot-head ecologists, who get blamed for vandalism on the site. New, outsider sheriff Kyle Williams suspects immediately local adolescent Billy James wasn't eaten during love-making there by a cayman but by a mysterious monster, which already made and soon makes new bloody victims in weird, inconsistent ways. Several people add to the danger. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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21 April 2005 (Singapore)  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The character of Val Mayerik (Brett Leonard, who was also the director) is a reference to the comic artist by the same name. Val Mayerik drew the early issues of the Man-Thing comic book as well as the even earlier appearances of the Man-Thing in the Fear comic book in the early 1970s. See more »

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Mike Ploog: Can you smell that, Sheriff? It's the perfume of my future. Point, click, fame.
[hears Man-Thing roaring out in the swamp]
Mike Ploog: There it is! Gotta go. Good luck out there, man! It's the cover of Life magazine, man!
Sheriff Kyle Williams: *Life* magazine? *Life* magazine went out of business, you fucking idiot!
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something is in that swamp
17 April 2005 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie and it's not so bad but it's not a movie that will give you a real sense of horror.the first thing is that the monster is not very scary at all...it's more like a big tree with red eyes,i have been more scared by the dogs in the movie and you will see what i mean if you watch it.The plot and the effects are good but the actors are not really trying.Overall it is a good movie to watch when you don't have anything better to do and you will not be very disappointed after but do not expect any masterpiece.If you ask yourself why that sheriff goes in the swamp only at night...it's a good question.my vote 5.5/10


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