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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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Cast

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:

SEE; A MIGHTY CITY TRAMPLED TO DESTRUCTION! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In AIP's English-language version, the farmer picked up and eaten by Reptilcus is played by Dirk Melchior, the 12-year-old son of writer Ib Melchior, who supervised the alterations for AIP's version. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Dalby goes into the "freezing room" to take a sample from the frozen section of the tail, the flesh is very soft and is nowhere near frozen. See more »

Quotes

Lise Martens: [to General Grayson] If Reptilicus is hit, you'll never find all the pieces underwater. He'll regenerate, Mark!
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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 »


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Tivoli Nights
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A great Prune Danish "Cheesy" movie
14 January 2007 | by sullymangolfSee all my reviews

We were stationed in Pensacola, Florida at Saufley field 1962-64. I was in 4th grade at the time and my parents told us they had a surprise for us. We were going to see a horror movie. I was very happy. Horror movies were my favorite. The folks use to take us to see a lot of movies at the base. I grew up seeing everything from "Lawrence of Arabia" to "From Russia With Love". It set the movie enjoyment tone for me that would carry on all throughout my life. As a kid at the time, I thought this horror movie was wonderful! It had the main element I liked: the army fighting a giant monster. This was right up my alley. As I saw the movie years later in college, I realized what a tacky treasure classic grade "B" movie it was. A "must see" with all your buddies after a day of partying! I think the American general had his face frozen in that one expression for the entire movie so he wouldn't start laughing.


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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:

Apeili stin poli 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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