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The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

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A bad scientist and wife, a mad scientist and skeleton, two aliens and their escaped pet are all searching for the elusive element "atmospherium".

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A dedicated scientist, aided by his clueless wife, rolls up his shirt sleeves and tries to save the world from a radioactive monster, curious space aliens, an evil scientist and a crabby skeleton in this send-up of the best of the B movies of the 1950's. Written by Laurie Trotta

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This was the day the Earth was disemboweled in terror! See more »

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Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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September 2001 (USA)  »

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Cadavra elveszett csontváza  »

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$40,000 (estimated)

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$10,425 (USA) (6 February 2004)

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$110,536 (USA) (9 April 2004)
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To mimic the classic B&W look, they filmed in color using a miniDV camera and stripped the color in postproduction. See more »

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Most errors in continuity and acting are purposeful and are part of the gag in recreating the '50s B movie experience. For example during the cabin sequence, Dr. Fleming's jacket disappears between shots immediately after Ranger Brad arrives, Animala suddenly sprouting furry gloves without explanation during the last half of her appearance in the film, the visible wires on the Skeleton, and the shoes of the actor portraying the mutant during some of the walking scenes. See more »

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Skeleton: There is a radioactive element known as Atmospherium. You must find this and bring it to me.
Dr. Roger Fleming: I-I will. I'll find Atmospherium, and bring it to you!
Skeleton: That's what I just suggested. When I am brought back to life, together you and I will rule the world, together.
Dr. Roger Fleming: But-but how? How will I find it?
Skeleton: That is for you to know; that's not my problem. I sleep now.
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Oh yeah, he's a scientist…
21 July 2004 | by (West of the Plains) – See all my reviews

`Betty, you know what this meteor could mean to science. It could mean actual advances in the field of science'. I laughed so hard my teeth hurt. Unfortunately, the world is full of knuckle dragging mouth breathers who are not capable of appreciating fine parody. If you are a knuckle dragging mouth breather (or a big Ashton Kutcher fan) you are going to hate this movie.

Be warned, there are gigantic plot holes. The acting is wooden to say the least. The special effects are not at all special and look like they could have been done by a 10 year old. All of the clichés are covered. The woman runs around in high heels and faints at the first sign of danger. There is an evil scientist, aliens (from another planet), a mutant, and a skeleton. And let's not forget Animala (rowrr). Made up of four woodland creatures, she steals the show. In short, it is an incredibly accurate and funny send-up of 50's drive-in movies.

I recommend it to those with a more advanced sense of humor.


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