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Reptilicus (1961)

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After copper miners discover part of the frozen tail of a prehistoric monster in Lapland, scientists inadvertently bring it back to life.

Directors:

Poul Bang, Sidney W. Pink (as Sidney Pink)

Writers:

Sidney W. Pink (original story) (as Sid Pink), Ib Melchior (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ... Svend Viltorft
Asbjørn Andersen Asbjørn Andersen ... Prof. Otto Martens (as Asbjorn Andersen)
Povl Wøldike Povl Wøldike ... Dr. Peter Dalby (as Poul Wildaker)
Ann Smyrner ... Lise Martens
Mimi Heinrich ... Karen Martens
Dirch Passer ... Petersen
Marlies Behrens ... Connie Miller (American version) (as Marla Behrens)
Carl Ottosen Carl Ottosen ... Gen. Mark Grayson
Ole Wisborg Ole Wisborg ... Capt. Einer Brandt
Birthe Wilke Birthe Wilke ... Self - Nightclub Singer
Mogens Brandt Mogens Brandt ... Police Chief Hassing
Kjeld Petersen ... Police Officer Olsen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jens Due Jens Due ... Journalist
May Reimers May Reimers ... Badegæst (as Mai Reimers)
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Storyline

A portion of the tail of a prehistoric reptile is discovered in Denmark. It regenerates into the entire reptile, which proceeds to destroy buildings and property and generally make a nuisance of itself. It can fly, swim, and walk, and has impenetrable scales, which makes it difficult to kill. Written by Paul White <pwhite@bigfoot.com>

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Taglines:

Invincible...Indestructible! What was this awesome BEAST born 50 million years out of time? See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dirch Passer was a hugely popular comedic actor when this was filmed. At one point, the directors were going to call the film "Dirch and the Dragon." See more »

Goofs

Denmark is not part of Lapland, a region that includes northern parts of Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Russia. The Norwegian part is sometimes called "Danish Lapland," which might have confused the filmmakers. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Einer Brandt: Is there anything I can do for you?
Gen. Mark Grayson: Yeah, get me transferred out of this damn place!
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Alternate Versions

A few scenes in which Reptilicus flew were deleted from the film before it reached the United States due to the fact they looked so akward. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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Tivoli Nights
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The best of the worst!
19 November 2003 | by nankipooSee all my reviews

Without a doubt the best BAD movie ever made. From beginning to end, "Reptilicus" has it all:

1) Weird Location: Copenhagen 2) Bad Dubbing: Phonetic English over Danish 3) Cheesiest Monster: Rubber snake hand puppet thingy 4) Worst acting: Carl Ottosen as Gen. Mark Grayson, plus the whole cast! 5) Worst stock footage: Obviously unrelated to the movie 6) Worst special effects: Acid vomit + cut-out farmer entree' 7) Worst crowd control: Copenhagenagers running amok!

I know there are CHEAPER monster flicks out there, but "Reptilicus" gets the honorary "OsKar" for totally bad in all major respects. I dare you to watch it and not laugh... a lot.


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Official Sites:

MGM Studios (us)

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | English

Release Date:

20 February 1961 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Reptilicus See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Saga Studio See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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