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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

Jack Abernathy: My father is defective.
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No mammoths, extinct or otherwise, were harmed in the making of this film See more »

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References Spooks Run Wild (1941) 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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Surprisingly Good
1 October 2008 | by (Ventura, California) – See all my reviews

I admit that SCI FI has set the bar mighty low when it comes to its original movies. So, I tuned in to Mammoth expecting more of the same. Well, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I really enjoyed this movie.

Vincent Ventresca as Dr. Frank Abernathy is the main reason the movie works. He is sort of a cross between Bruce Campbell and the Absent Minded Professor, and brings a much needed dose of comedy to the story.

The Mammoth itself is an unimpressive, not scary, CGI mess. But Tim Cox wisely minimizes its screen time and leaves it to the actors to carry the movie, and they do a fine job.

The movie moves at a brisk enough pace that you are distracted from the lack of a strong story line. But, again, this movie is about fun, not scares. I recommend it.


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