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Lynn Arthur
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Gen. Juan Mercurio
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John Dexter
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The capture of a legendary, ancient monster in a Latin American lake obsesses a dilettante U.S. adventurer and the country's ego-maniacal military dictator. The adventurer wants glory & fame, the general craves the tourist influx. The amazing powers of the creature, the reverence of locals for it, and the ideals of both countries' scientists stand in the way of the power-crazed adversaries' schemes. Written by David Stevens

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23 December 1963 (USA)  »

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When Dexter and Lynne are driving in the open top car they are moving fast enough to make the tyres squeal but Lynne's hair does not move in the wind. See more »

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Muddled Takeoff on "Creature From the Black Lagoon"
23 June 2008 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

A wealthy Norteamericano scientist (Ralph Meeker) brings his team to a banana republic in search of scientific fame. He discovers that a legendary lake monster is in fact a living fossil, an ichthyosaur. The millionaire's egotistical plans for the monster are obstructed, however, by the egotism of the local dictator (Henry Silva), by his own team's commitment to scientific integrity, and by certain remarkable properties of the monster itself...

Once again, as too often on THE OUTER LIMITS, a decent story is undermined by clumsy plotting and awkward direction, which combine with low budget to stumble us to the usual preachy moral, which could have been better supported by the story elements.


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