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Maneater -- Harry Bailey, a former FBI profiler turned small town sheriff, investigates the gruesome, cannibalistic murders of several local teens, only to learn that the killer he's hunting is a blood-thirsty monster.
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A former FBI profiler, now a sheriff of a small town and a single parent of a high school aged daughter, begins to profile a series of unexplained murders only to learn that the monster he's profiling may be himself. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Dean Cain ... Harry Bailey
Lacy Phillips ... Pearl

Stephen Lunsford ... Todd

Christopher Darga ... Zeus

Nikki Moore ... Kay (as Nicole Moore)
Maximillian Roeg ... Wahoo
Ellie Gerber ... Buckly

Saginaw Grant ... Stanley Hipp

Conrad Janis ... Doc Gramm

Donna W. Scott ... Ruthie (as Donna Scott)

Damara Reilly ... Marcy
Cord Jackman ... Carter

Patrick Shining Elk ... Bernard
John Brady ... Martin

Tanner Novlan ... Roger Raintree

Allison Kyler ... Violet Messer

Paul Schackman ... Sam Radcliff

Lovake Heyer ... Red Bear

Mercy Malick ... Morning Sky

Joe O'Connor ... Minister

Shea Curry ... Marge

Keli Daniels ... Kay's Mother

Robert R. Shafer ... Gus (as Bobby Ray Shafer)
Helena Jacobson ... Kelsey

Lynn Milano ... Older Woman
Maria Grimm ... Suzy the Nurse

Walter Phelan ... Windigo
David Nelson ... Bear Puppeteer
Timothy Ralston ... Bear Puppeteer
Norman Tempia ... Bear Puppeteer
Aldo Emanuel ... Stanley Age 7
Vito Emanuel ... Stanley's Brother
Alexandra Foisy ... Carol
Samuel DeClan Anderson ... The Naughty Boy
Julia Lewald ... Amy Nunn

Michael Emanuel ... Mayor's Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alec Lewald ... Felipe Rios
Carter Lewald ... Arnoldo Rodriguez
Dave Mahr ... Patron
Jason Beatty ... Beverly Hills Patron (uncredited)
Norma Jean ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Shanda Lee Munson ... Baby Shower Guest (uncredited)
Johnny Cley Rivers ... Bus Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Emanuel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John K. Anderson  written by
Michael Emanuel  written by

Produced by
John K. Anderson .... co-producer
Dean Cain .... executive producer
Michael Emanuel .... producer
Claude Foisy .... executive producer
Dean E. Fronk .... co-producer
Kelly Hirano .... producer
Eric Lewald .... producer
Donald Paul Pemrick .... co-producer
Original Music by
Claude Foisy 
Cinematography by
James Lawrence Spencer 
Film Editing by
Bob Badway 
Masayoshi Matsuda 
Casting by
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Andrew Baird 
Set Decoration by
Casey Cannon 
Costume Design by
Mary Alice Baldwin 
Makeup Department
Jason Barnett .... special makeup effects supervisor: Industrial Monsters & Props
Bill Fesh .... special makeup effects supervisor: Industrial Monsters & Props
Jacob Gillman .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Kelly Hirano .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michele LaBrucherie .... second assistant director
Andy Wise Lee .... second assistant director
Carlos Reza .... first assistant director
Art Department
Lola Baird .... special props designer
Adam Kedis .... leadman
Steve Ochoa .... property master
Marc Siegel .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Steve Neal .... sound effects editor
Craig Polding .... sound designer
Craig Polding .... supervising sound editor
Kunal Rajan .... additional sound editor
Paulette Victor-Lifton .... mix facility supervisor
Greg Vossberg .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Andie Donnelly .... additional special makeup effects
Lynne Watson .... hair technician: Industrial Monsters & Props
Visual Effects by
Jacob Berggren .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Brandon Boudreaux .... electrician
Keith Casas .... best boy grip
Louis Chernovsky .... additional first assistant camera
Roberto Correa .... b-camera operator
Troy Felder .... electrician
Erich Kemp .... second assistant camera
Clint Moran .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Minchi Murakami .... key grip
Andrey Prikazchikov .... gaffer
Kuki Uchikawa .... grip
Yasuko Usui .... grip
Rory Walsh .... grip
Casting Department
Eddie Jaszek .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Jeffrey Hebner .... assistant editor
Masayoshi Matsuda .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Scott Cochran .... scoring mixer
Hanna Lim .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Wesley S. Bloom .... driver (2009)
Other crew
Edward De La Cruz .... production assistant
Eric S. Jacobson .... production attorney
Sue McGraw .... production accountant (as Crystal 'Sue' McGraw)
Kimberley Roper .... script supervisor
Jill A. Wong .... assistant script supervisor

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Rated R for bloody violence, strong sexuality/nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use
92 min
Germany:16 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45759)


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The Crypt Keeper had a Native American cousin?, 3 May 2012
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

When I picked up this movie, I had no idea what it was about, or who was in it. I saw the DVD cover and decided to give it a go.

"Maneater" wasn't actually all that bad. It was, however, fairly mediocre, sad to say. There was nothing really unique that stood out in this movie.

It is about an native American Indian legendary creature called Wendigo. It supposedly drags off the impure, sinners and bad people and kill them. I am not personally familiar with the legend of the Wendigo, so I had no expectations for this storyline. And I found it to be adequate enough, just interesting enough to still be entertaining.

The effects in "Maneater" were alright as well, not top notch CGI and special effects, but still, they were working out well enough. However, the Wendigo itself sort of reminded me a bit of the Crypt Keeper from "Tales from the Crypt", though with odd glowing eyes. So it left me sort of in a dilemma; was this Wendigo undead or just some sort of creature?

Initially when I saw Dean Cain in the lead role, I sort of though this would be bad, as I am (clearly) not a fan of his work. But he actually did alright in "Maneater", and it is great to see he have finally shed that "Louis and Clark" mantle.

"Maneater" wasn't really particularly scary, so if you are in this for a scary movie, then this might not be the ideal choice. The story is alright, but there are far better horror movies available. Having seen this movie now, I somehow feel like it was meant as a TV movie.

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