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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:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

After filming was completed it was discovered that the sound recordist had actually failed to record the bulk of the sound. This explains why so much of the film is (badly) dubbed with the sound added in post-production. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Miller and Kruger first search for Eegah in the helicopter the moving rotor blades are reflected in or around the helicopter from most camera angles, eg on the instrument panel. However, on an external shot from the pilot's side of the helicopter, no reflection can be seen anywhere including the canopy, indicating that this angle was shot on the ground with a stationary helicopter. See more »

Quotes

[Roxy is still worried about Eegah]
Roxy Miller: Dad, I can't describe it, but I know something has happened to him. He's a creature - why, you just have to look at him to see that. But I know, whatever he is, he's a human being.
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Vickie
Written by Arch Hall Jr. and Deke Richards
Performed by Arch Hall Jr. and the Archers
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Egad
2 May 2004 | by GafkeSee all my reviews

This. Movie. Hurts. A LOT!

In the early 1960s, bug-eyed space cadet Roxy drives out into the desert and directly into the path of a club-wielding giant with a fake beard glued to his face. It's EEGAH, a poor caveman who has somehow survived the Neanderthal age and is living just outside of L.A. in a cardboard cave. No one believes Roxy's tale, except for her incredibly greasy dad and her icky boyfriend. Dad decides to hike out into the desert to see if he can discover the truth behind Eegah, but when he is late coming home, Roxy and icky boyfriend Tom drive out in their wacky dunebuggy to search for him. Soon, Roxy and her dad are held prisoner in Eegah's garbage bag-draped cave and Tom must find them before Roxy falls victim to a caveman's lust!

Gag. This is pretty bottom-of-the-barrel godawful stuff. It's silly, goofy, stupid and cheap, and at it's worst it makes for some pretty uncomfortable viewing. See Roxy shave daddy and Eegah! See Roxy try to pry herself out of Eegah's slimy embrace whilst sweaty dad looks on and does nothing! Ugh, it's pretty gross. Even the MST3K version is hard to sit through, even though Joel and the Bots do their best to make the nauseating sequences more bearable. There's some decent music in here for fans of 1960s beach-twisty crud, and fans of schlock will be delighted to see a cameo appearance by Ray Dennis Steckler and then- wife Carolyn Brandt as the Couple By The Pool. But other than that, this film has little to offer in the way of entertainment and may only be appreciated by true hardcore fans of bad movies.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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