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Gila! (2012)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 15 September 2012
A giant lizard terrorizes a rural mid west community with a group of heroic young people led by Chase Winstead attempting to destroy the creature.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Munson ...
Johnny Langostina
Adrienne Atkins ...
Betty
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Don (as Brian Patrick McCulley)
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Chase Winstead
Chase Adams ...
Pike
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Lisa
Bone Ramsay ...
Dave
Vinnie Van Dolsen ...
Rick
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Waco Bob
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Carla (as Christina De Rosa)
Dave Haney ...
Joe (as David Haney)
Tom Sparx ...
Bill
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Elsa (as Callie-Nycole Burk)
Robert Hay Smith ...
Lars
Micheal Price ...
Clete
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Storyline

The movie opens with a young couple parked in a bleak, rural locale pondering their future, A giant gila monster attacks the car, sending the young couple running for their lives. Chase Winstead , a young mechanic and hot rod racer and his girl Lisa (Madeline Voges), meets up with Chase's former nemesis, Waco Bob (Jesse Janzen) and his sidekick Carla (Christina De Rosa). Prompted by calls from Mayor Wheeler (Gerard Pauwels) ,The local Sheriff (Terence Knox)enlists the help of Chase, a young mechanic and hot rod racer, locates the crashed car in the ravine and finds evidence of the giant lizard. They attempt to destroy the lizard, but that only emboldens it. The creature continues to prey on the small town. It starts to head for the Winstead homestead, However, Chase packs his prized hot rod with nitroglycerin and rigs it to speed straight into the monster, terminating the lizard in a fiery explosion and heroically saving the town. Written by Anonymous

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Hot Cars, Hot Music, Hot Chicks ... And One Big Monster

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Sci-Fi

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Not Rated
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15 September 2012 (USA)  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Chase drives a tow truck with the town and state painted on the door. The two letter abbreviation IN for Indiana was not yet in use at the time this movie is set. See more »

Quotes

Deputy Wilma: [aiming her gun at the giant gila monster] You're a big fella, ain't ya!
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Connections

Remake of The Giant Gila Monster (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Lot-ta Lovin
Words and Music by Bernice Frances Bedwell
Performed by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
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A fine Indiana film in color
27 October 2016 | by (Central Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

A choo choo train and a big lizard or two or three and an exclamation point in the title. Some 35 year old teenagers and some really good special effects make for a great movie. They could not get Matt Damon or Justin Bieber so they went with what's his name and the guy from the movie about the thing.

The monster is well done with CGI or whatever. Some great old rock and roll fifties hit songs and lots of very nice vintage cars. The steam locomotive looks legit but I do not know.

In one scene there is a map of where the monster might be. It has a golf club called The Legends marked on the map. If you search that it is in Indiana.

The story is very lame but it remains fun until the end when a last laugh awaits the audience.

Looks like the budget was under one million so they did a good job giving us a potential cult flick for pennies. It usually costs much more to make something like this.

It has a jeep but it needs an airplane and maybe a military officer and a cat.


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