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Sam Borowski (written by)
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First surfacing in 1954, the Gill-Man from CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON has been one of the most influential screen monsters... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Ben Chapman ... Himself

Julie Adams ... Herself

Daniel Roebuck ... Himself

Benicio Del Toro ... Himself
Arthur A. Ross ... Himself

Tom Savini ... Himself
Samuel M. Sherman ... Himself
Bob Burns ... Himself

Frank Dietz ... Himself

David J. Schow ... Himself
Scott Erhard ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Bowkey ... Himself
Kevin Clement ... Himself

Keith David ... Narrator
John Gilbert ... Himself
Rob Hauschild ... Himself

The Naked Cowboy ... Himself

Ginger Stanley ... Herself
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Directed by
Matthew Crick 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sam Borowski  written by

Produced by
Sam Borowski .... producer
Matthew Crick .... producer
Keith David .... producer
Eric Rosenberg .... associate producer
 
Film Editing by
Steven James Creazzo (video)
Tony Hettinger 
Jeanne Rohrs 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chet Marcus .... additional camera operator
Jason Melendez .... additional camera operator
Eric Rosenberg .... additional camera operator
 

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USA:83 min
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Completely Worthless Movie, 14 January 2005
Author: seabiscuit53 from United States

I don't get it. I was in the same audience at Tribeca and didn't see the same movie the other users reported on. However, I have heard that most of the users were involved in the production, so that may be why. I don't have a personal stake in this so-called documentary. The premise of this awful film is basically that the Gill Man is a poor, unloved lonely guy. The rest of the so-called documentary builds up those involved in the production as if they were the most talented, most famous people in the world. Suddenly Ben Chapman, a bit actor and extra who wore the rubber outfit, gives a "poignant performance." How can anyone tell through all those piles of rubber? Suddenly Arthur Ross is "the greatest screenwriter in history" when, actually, he was an adequate writer who survived the blacklist and went on to become nominated for an Oscar for his "Brubaker" screenplay. Otherwise he had a rather pedestrian career. And where is his co-writer Harry Essex? Just because he died a while back doesn't mean he didn't contribute to this famous monster movie. I guess the writer of this movie didn't want to do his homework, so he concentrated on the living Ross and exaggerated Ross' achievements, therefore trying to get some of his gold to rub off on him, too. But this method of documentary-making cheats others of the credit due their hard work while praising others inordinately merely because they are still alive. Viewers may note that Ricou Browning, who portrayed the underwater creature, is barely acknowledged due to a rift between him and the writer while filming in Florida. Too bad the weaker parts of this movie are the result of a personal grudge. The movie could have been so much better. The first half of the movie is about the production of the film. The second half is about the fans who have managed to carve out a rather silly existence of stalking has-beens at movie conventions and paying for autographs. The resin kit makers are the worst, following someone else's dream and trying to cash in on it, too. Just awful. I wish I could praise this movie, but it seemed silly and rather pointless to me. I would suggest that anyone wanting to know more about this movie watch the new DVD for "Creature From the Black Lagoon" which contains an excellent documentary called "Back To the Black Lagoon."

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