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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 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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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: I'm no hero.
Agent Powers: Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered!
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No mammoths, extinct or otherwise, were harmed in the making of this film See more »

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Podscapeism One
Written by Michael Hackett
Performed by Michael Hackett
©2006
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C+/B movie that knows what it is
28 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK. It's made by the Sci-fi channel, one of the kings of B (ok too generous) C/D movie production. (Does anyone know if they ever made a good movie that wasn't a miniseries? Dune and Children of Dune were good. Does anyone actually expect Sci-fi to make a good made for TV movie that is not a miniseries?). The writers, director, and actors all know this and play to it. The movie is bad, but because everyone involved knows this, it actually becomes very funny at points. It even makes fun of some the classic horror movie clichés. The requisite couple having sex that dies early (everyone knows that the first people to have sex or get into their skibbies always dies) are two geriatric escapees from a nursing home. Realize what we all know, its bad, its meant to be bad, and enjoy, and revel in the badness.

(must have for B/C movie collectors)


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