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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 Bud
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Agent Whitaker
Andrew Peter Marin ...
Floyd (as Andrew P. Marin)
Dan Radulescu ...
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Gas Station Lady (as Karen Johnson)
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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 »

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Agent Powers: ...
[your grandfather's]
Agent Powers: ... frozen, all of his vitals are normal; a kind of suspended animation.
Jack Abernathy: Well, 'The Empire Strikes Back' was always his favorite movie!
[referring to Han Solo being frozen in said film]
Jack Abernathy: .
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No mammoths, extinct or otherwise, were harmed in the making of this film See more »

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References The Blob (1958) See more »

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Podscapeism Two
Written by Michael Hackett
Performed by Michael Hackett
©2006
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A Lot of Fun!
24 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this over the weekend and thought it was one of the best SCI-FI originals I've seen. Sure, it's all over the map story-wise, and the Mammoth isn't very scary or visually impressive, but I laughed quite a bit and enjoyed the performances. The main cast is top-notch and they seemed to have fun working together. I kept thinking that I'd like to see these characters return in another movie or a series. Most of the characters in these SCI-FI flicks are just one- dimensional monster snacks. Tim Cox also does a nice job directing. I remember his short film, "The Man With No Eyes," airing during the "Exposure" series that SCI-FI ran several years ago.

Overall, a nice little '50s B-Movie throwback. Since they canceled "Farscape," these licks are the only reason I watch SCI-FI anymore. Good to see them finally using good actors and good directors. Hope to see more of that.


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