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  (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

Directed by
Matthew Crick 
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Sam Borowski  written by

Produced by
Sam Borowski .... producer
Matthew Crick .... producer
Keith David .... producer
Eric Rosenberg .... associate producer
Film Editing by
S.J. Creazzo (video) (as Steven James Creazzo)
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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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Creature Comfort for Genre Fans, 9 January 2005
Author: vze29r3v from United States

I have to confess that when I saw this film at the Tribeca Film Center right before Christmas, I was NOT a Creature From the Black Lagoon fanatic, though I do enjoy the old Universals. Mostly, I'm a fan of both the science fiction and horror genres.

However, I was mildly surprised that this film seemed to appeal to me as much as it did some of the hardcore CFTBL fans in the audience. Similiarly, I think that this film WILL appeal to fans of those genres, in addition to the fans of the classic Universal Monster pictures.

Personally, I found the history and backstory of the film very interesting, as I did the section on International Copycat Movies such as some of the Japanese and Mexican films that have seemed to copy both the design and idea of the Gill-Man character. There were even some interesting clips that featured everyone from Abbott and Costello (in a segment from the Creature's initial appearance on The Colgate Comedy Hour) to martial arts star Sonny Chiba (in one of the Copycat Creature movies).

Naturally, as you'd expect this film featured interviews w/ cast and crew, however some of todays actors and filmmakers were included - to my delight - such as makeup wizard Tom Savini and Academy-Award Winner Benicio Del Toro, just to name a few. And the narration of actor Keith David, who sounds just like he stepped off the celluloid print of THEY LIVE also was a major asset to the film.

There's not much negative I have to say, other than the fact that some of the fans' comments may have seemed a little redundant, and a few of the major interviews could have been trimmed here and there, but then again, I was interested enough after sitting through it to actually read the end credits, and I don't always do that. So, perhaps it is fine as it is. Certainly as someone in the indie film world, I might have done some things differently.

But, that still doesn't change the fact that this film will provide Creature Comforts to any of the above Genre fans, as well as a BIG SMILE to fans of the old Universals. In closing, I would say that the movie has inspired me to go back and look at the three Creature From the Black Lagoon movies covered in the film. And if you're a genre fan like myself, it might just have the same effect on you.

Either way, I think you'll enjoy your 80-plus minute visit with the Big Green Guy!

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