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Killdozer (1974)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 2 February 1974
A small construction crew on an island is terrorized when some strange spirit-like being takes over a large bulldozer, and goes on a killing rampage.

Director:

Jerry London

Writers:

Theodore Sturgeon (teleplay), Ed MacKillop (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clint Walker ... Lloyd Kelly
Carl Betz ... Dennis Holvig
Neville Brand ... Chub Foster
James Wainwright ... Dutch Krasner
Robert Urich ... McCarthy
James A. Watson Jr. ... Beltran
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Storyline

Construction workers building an airstrip on a small Pacific Island encounter an ancient non-material lifeform which has lived in the ruins of an ancient temple for millenia. The entity is of course malevolent and commandeers the earthmoving equipment to the general detriment of all concerned. Written by Bill Leue <leue@crd.ge.com>

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Everyone Knows a Machine Cannot Kill. Except the Machine. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killdozer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The maximum forward speed of the Caterpiller D9 is 7.3 mph. The average adult male can jog at 8.3 mph. See more »

Goofs

In the film's intro, an aerial view of the island said to be 200 miles from Africa shows it has one tree-covered hill surrounded by a sandy beach. Later, after the survivors of the initial attack flee up the hill, a much larger landscape can be seen in the background, including additional hills and, much further away, snow-covered mountains, revealing the filming site (probably in the hills outside Los Angeles). See more »

Quotes

[the Killdozer lurks on a cliff]
Jules 'Dutch' Krasner: Can you believe that thing? What's it waiting for?
Lloyd Kelly: What's its hurry?
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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Mr. T and the T-Force #3 (2015) See more »

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The Bar's Closed!
25 April 2002 | by HORROR_FAN_1See all my reviews

I remember watching this flick when I was around the age of 12 and I thought it was wicked. Then to my surprise it was on again only recently and I still think it's a good film. Clint Walker is cool in this and I also thought he was good in the original 'Dirty Dozen'. In fact, they are all quite well known actors who star in this movie about a bulldozer that gets infected with hostile alien life and goes on a murderous rampage.

It's a watchable film, but also understandable that some people just won't like it. Like my sister for example, who watched it and then a few days later commented to one of her friends that she had watched this terrible film called 'Tractor Killer'. Rather amusing.

Rating 7/10.


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