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Mammoth (2006)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Comedy, Horror  |  22 April 2006 (USA)
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On a hot summer afternoon in the sleepy town of Blackwater, Louisiana locals exiting a retro-fitted theater excitedly watch as a meteor streaks across the sky and crashes through the roof ... See full summary »

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Dr. Frank Abernathy
Constantin Draganescu ...
Gordon (as Costica Draganescu)
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Jack Abernathy
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Simon Abernathy
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Squirrelly
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Sheriff Marion Morrison
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Deputy Dino
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Deputy Bud
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Agent Powers
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Agent Whitaker
Andrew Peter Marin ...
Floyd (as Andrew P. Marin)
Dan Radulescu ...
Moe the Monkey Man
Karen Parden Johnson ...
Gas Station Lady (as Karen Johnson)
Coca Bloos ...
Olive
Boris Petroff ...
Bruno
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On a hot summer afternoon in the sleepy town of Blackwater, Louisiana locals exiting a retro-fitted theater excitedly watch as a meteor streaks across the sky and crashes through the roof of the local Natural History Museum. No one realizes that the meteor is actually a spaceship containing a shape-shifting life form. In order to adapt to Earth's atmosphere, the life form latches on to the first organism it comes in contact with - a partially frozen Woolly Mammoth found in the historic exhibit for which the town is famous. As a series of uncanny disasters unfold, the town quickly finds itself overrun by the alien-possessed mammoth. Local authorities and Government Investigators join forces with Frank Abernathy, the Museum Curator, and his father Simon, a B-Movie enthusiast to bring down the mighty mammoth, thus saving the town (and the world) in a wild adventure that blends the 50s alien-invasion flick, and the 70s revenge-of-nature opus into a marauding monster mash! Written by Don Guarisco

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We hunted it into extinction... Now it's hunting us.


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$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Not a woolly mammoth! There were woolly mammoths further north, but the one in this film seems to be a Columbian Mammoth, which was not woolly. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Frank Abernathy: Do either of you have kids? Let me enlighten you. If you have a boy you only have to worry about one... weiner. You have a girl, you worry, oh you do, about every weiner in the hot dog cart, okay?
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No mammoths, extinct or otherwise, were harmed in the making of this film See more »

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References War of the Worlds (2005) See more »

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I Know You Knockin'
Written by John Dickson
Performed by Richard Witless
Under License from Finger's Axe Music
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A Movie For 'Cheese' Lovers
29 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for a movie to take your mind off life for an hour and a half, you could do a lot worse than Mammoth. OK, you could also do a lot better but this film doesn't pretend to be anything other than a low-budget cheesy horror.

In fact, part of the charm of Mammoth was that everyone had their tongue firmly in their cheek making this film, especially the delightfully nerdy scientist played by Vincent Ventresca. The special effects are naff in the extreme and the dialogue totally contrived but that just made me chuckle rather than roll my eyes in frustration.

I guess it depends how you like your genres. If you liked Snakes on a Plane, then you may well like it. Don't expect too much from it and you might be pleasantly entertained.


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