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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned by a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants.

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

H.G. Wells (novel), Al Ramrus (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Burt Lancaster ... Dr. Paul Moreau
Michael York ... Andrew Braddock
Nigel Davenport ... Montgomery
Barbara Carrera ... Maria
Richard Basehart ... Sayer of the Law
Nick Cravat ... M'Ling
The Great John L. The Great John L. ... Boarman
Bob Ozman ... Bullman
Fumio Demura ... Hyena Man
Gary Baxley Gary Baxley ... Lionman
John Gillespie John Gillespie ... Tigerman
David S. Cass Sr. David S. Cass Sr. ... Bearman (as David Cass)
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Storyline

A ship-wrecked man floats ashore on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The island is inhabited by a scientist, Dr. Moreau, who in an experiment has turned beasts into human beings. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A tropical paradise, untouched by man... where a bizarre civilization exists. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ilha do Dr. Moreau See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,000,000, 31 December 1977
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Two of Exotic Animal Trainers Ralph Helfer and Toni Helfer's black Leopards bred and gave birth on location. See more »

Goofs

When they're on the boat at the end, Maria calls Andrew "Michael" when the creature attacks him. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Paul Moreau: How does a cell become enslaved to a form, to a destiny it can never change? Can we change that destiny?
Andrew Braddock: Should we?
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Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
(Papageno's Aria from "Die Zauberflöte" K.620)
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5 August 2000 | by dsfilm123See all my reviews

My friend and I rented The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977). We both enjoyed it and thought the make-up was outstanding. There is some good acting and the story was close to Wells's novel. The remake was awful. This one is much better, so if you want to see a good science fiction movie rent this one. You won't be dissapointed. 7 out of 10.


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