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Deadly Species (2002)

Wilson Friels, a wealthy big-game hunter, funds an expedition deep in the Florida Everglades to search for a lost tribe of Native Americans, the Calusa. He hires Brinson Thomas, a local ... See full summary »


(as Daniel E. Springen)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Brinson Thomas
Allison Adams ...
Marta Thomas
Brian Minyard ...
Wilson Friels
Jeff Brozovich ...
Derek Neal
Laird Kleeger
William Cefalo ...
Todd Bender
Samara Ibanez ...
Heather Petrone ...
Kristina Moore ...
Babette Garber ...
Haans Siver ...
Liz Toro ...
Pool Girl
Dan Grisham ...
Airboat Captain
Travis Kruger ...
Male student


Wilson Friels, a wealthy big-game hunter, funds an expedition deep in the Florida Everglades to search for a lost tribe of Native Americans, the Calusa. He hires Brinson Thomas, a local archaeologist professor, and his wife Marta Thomas to lead the trip. Together, along with their student assistants, Todd, Nichelle, Lori and Allison, they set out on what appears to be an innocent fact-finding exploration of the jungle. Soon, the team comes upon the deserted campsite of a previous expedition. Confusion turns to terror when they discover the remains of several members of the previous team, presumably torn apart by a wild animal. Alison finds a journal kept by the explorers revealing Wilson Friels as the one who funded their expedition. Friels comes clean and admits that he funded both expeditions. His intention was not to search for the Calusa, but to search for the Fountain of Youth found in their folklore, as well as the mythical lost species of beast that is the guardian of the ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for some violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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22 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Written by Daniel Springen (as Daniel E. Springen)
Performed by Daniel Springen (as Daniel E. Springen) and Walter Griffin Morgan
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Low budget and supposed to be gross?
3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What another disaster... This movie is about a group of people in college that want to find an old Indian tribe that was thought to be extinct 150 years ago. A professor and some of his students give up their summer vacation (yeah right screw that) to go hunting for this tribe in the Everglades. Originally they couldn't go because they didn't have the money but some random guy that has naked women everywhere in his estate calls and says hey I got money lets go. The catch is, he isn't in it for the educational value but hes trying to find out why his own people never came back because they supposedly had a magical cure for anything, more of an immortality elixer. Anyway, they manage to make it there with a whole 5 minutes...some expedition...hows that cost 30 grand? Anyway, they manage to find out that some creature is making his way about smoking off all but a select few in the end. This is more of a movie for someone who wants to see nudity from the chest up even though the women were not exactly good looking. We will let you watch the movie to see how it runs! But don't waste your money buying it, just go download it somewhere if you can or watch it at someone elses house.

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