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Manticore (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Fantasy | Horror  -  26 November 2005 (USA)
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Commandos in Iraq looking for terrorists find a man-eating monster instead.

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During Operation Iraqi Freedom, a US Army Squad is sent to a small Iraqi town to locate a missing news crew, only to find the residents of the town dead and a living weapon of mass destruction, a Manticore, awakened from its long slumber by a terrorist leader wanting to rid his land of the American invaders at any price. Written by GeneralEric

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At the beginning when they are to pass out MREs they pull a case of commercial meals from the vehicle that are marked "M-Pack II" which is a commercial version. Military personnel would have actual MREs. See more »

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References Faces of Death (1978) See more »

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Written by Brian Mashburn
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Surprisingly good acting, poor special effects
31 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the plot had potential, but the special effects were very poorly done. It would have been better if we had never seen the "manticore" -- just shadows or a claw here and there. And I won't even comment on the helicopter crash.

The acting, though, was a pleasant surprise. Robert Beltran and Jeff Fahey (whose performance in "Silverado" is one of my all-time favorites) turned in good, solid performances. The real surprises came from A.J. Buckley, Faran Tahir and even some of the more minor roles, like Jeff M. Lewis and Richard Gnolfo. I'm looking forward to seeing them again.


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