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Killdozer (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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Six men ... playing a deadly game of cat and mouse ... With a machine that wants to kill them. 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:

Bul'dozer-ubiytsa 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 Wisconsin rock band Killdozer took their name from this film nine years later. 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: The X-Men #1 (2010) See more »

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"Duel" with a hard hat on
24 April 2002 | by rob-236See all my reviews

My favourite film by a mile as a small child. I remember watching this with my sister when I was about 6 and she was 2 and it scared the pants off us!!.

Its a great tale of a group of construction workers on a remote island who accidentally drive a bulldozer into a very strange rock - having very strange effects, giving the bulldozer a killer streak!! - Sound naff?, well maybe - enjoyable and still a little scary? - you bet!! I haven't seen the film for about 10 years and I don't think its on video but I recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone who likes such better known films as "Duel" and "The Car"


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