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Eegah (1962)

Teenagers stumble across a prehistoric caveman, who goes on a rampage.

Director:

Arch Hall Sr. (as Nicholas Merriwether)

Writers:

Bob Wehling (screenplay), Arch Hall Sr. (original story) (as Nicholas Merriwether)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arch Hall Jr. ... Tom
Marilyn Manning Marilyn Manning ... Roxy
Richard Kiel ... Eegah
Arch Hall Sr. Arch Hall Sr. ... Miller / Mr. Miller (as William Watters)
Clay Stearns Clay Stearns ... Band Member
Bob Davis Bob Davis ... George
Deke Richards Deke Richards ... Band Member (as Deke Lussier)
Ron Shane Ron Shane ... Detective
Addalyn Pollitt Addalyn Pollitt ... George's Wife
Lloyd Williams ... Mr. Kruger, Helcopter Pilot (as William Lloyd)
Ray Dennis Steckler ... Mr. Fishman (as Ray Steckler)
Bill Rice Bill Rice ... Chef
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Storyline

While driving through the desert, a teenage girl is frightened by a seven-foot giant which appears in her path. After escaping, she returns to the site with her boyfriend and her father in an attempt to find the giant. They do, and it proceeds to terrorize them and the rest of Palm Springs, California. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Primitive Passions Turned On! Love Breaks the Time Barrier! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1965 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Eegah! See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

There is no Genesis 4:32. The scriptwriter probably meant Genesis 6:4. See more »

Goofs

In close-ups, the helicopter pilot has rather bushy hair, but in the long shot, when he's landing the helicopter, he has a crew cut. See more »

Quotes

Robert Miller: He's offering you a drink of sulphur water.
Roxy Miller: A prehistoric gentleman, huh?
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Soundtracks

Valerie
Written by Arch Hall Jr. and Deke Richards
Performed by Arch Hall Jr. and the Archers
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yesterday's bad films are today's cult classics!
16 March 1999 | by yen-2See all my reviews

i ask myself why i'm getting more and more into the worst made films ever genre. i'm bored i guess! that's quite easy to say these days when films with high technology special effects and 100 million dollar plus budgets can be just as bad as eegah! beauty is in the eye of the beholder. sometimes a film or musical score is like wine that first must go through an aging period before being fully appreciated. at least bad movies have something to give. they can be held up for aspiring actors and film makers as to how not to make a film, or they can simply be enjoyed by whatever audience finds them, even if this is years later. these days we have bad films with cult followings. anything by ed wood is a great example. the man died in poverty, but he was filled with passion to create. in the face of adversity he did create something! what exactly is up to each of us to decide! i must admire ed wood for what he endured. and i do enjoy his films. like a wine it took time for his creations to come of age. i enjoy eegah and films like it for the glimpse into the past they provide. i am seeking films like this for my collection, ( 50's and 60's are my favs). you see i have plenty of time. there doesn't seem to be much in the theater or on the tv! mystery science theater 3k used such films as a base to transform them into something completely different! this is genius at its finest. you get to see a so called bad movie with a secondary dialog of hysterical wise cracks! so really who is to say what is art? some say maplethorpe and his bullwhip is! i think not! some say a crucifix encased in lucite filled with urine! i certainly think not! at least these makers of so called bad films did it on their own merit and didn't have the NEA (national endowment for the arts) to fund their films! i conclude by raising a glass of wine to the film makers who at least tried and didn't give up! thank you!


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