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Deadly Species (2002)

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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 »


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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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Referenced in Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) See more »


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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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21 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

that is all I can say. WOW. What a horrible excuse for a movie. I truly wish there was once good thing I could say... well, maybe there is...the poster's kinda cool. The overall concept of the story might have worked, had they found someone to actually write it. Horrible script, full of clichés, horrible photography (half the movie is out of focus), terrible location (have these people ever been to the everglades?) and to top it all... to top it all... hahaha... were did they find those actors? The lead (the doctor) was HORRIBLE! along with everyone else. The only half decent performance was by the financier and his bodyguard.

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