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Dance of the Dwarfs (1983)

An anthropologist hires a down-on-his-luck helicopter pilot to fly her into the jungle, where she is searching for a scientist who is investigating reports of a tribe of reptile-men.

Director:

Gus Trikonis

Writers:

Geoffrey Household (novel), Larry K. Johnson (as Larry Johnson) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Raffin ... Dr. Evelyn Howard
Peter Fonda ... Harry Bediker
John Amos ... Esteban
Carlos Palomino Carlos Palomino ... Bandit #1
Turko Cervantes Turko Cervantes ... Convict / Creature (as Arthur 'Turko' Cervantes)
Ike Arpuco Ike Arpuco ... Federale
Sam Brillantes Sam Brillantes ... Federale (as Sammy Brilliante)
Jun Turko Jun Turko ... Federale
Angel Buenaventura Angel Buenaventura ... Customs Official (as Angel Buenaventurah)
Edward Martinez Edward Martinez ... Juan
Mario Teodoro Mario Teodoro ... Jeepney Driver
Racquel Vera Racquel Vera ... Hooker
Venchito Galvez Venchito Galvez ... Luis
Iliang Vitales Iliang Vitales ... Maria
Theresa Reyes Theresa Reyes ... Midget
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An anthropologist hires a down-on-his-luck helicopter pilot to fly her into the jungle, where she is searching for a scientist who is investigating reports of a tribe of reptile-men.

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Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1983 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of the Dwarves See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dove, Panache Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Here they Come Again
Written by Perry Botkin Jr. and Mark Lindsay
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A cruel atrocity against a mediocre novel.
22 April 2000 | by WhovianSee all my reviews

Last summer I picked up a copy of Geoffrey Household's novel, DANCE OF THE DWARFS. I had recently taped the film on late-night TV and figured someday it would be interesting to compare the two versions of the work. I have now read the book and watched the film, and I must say that a comparison is difficult; if I hadn't known from the credits that the book had inspired the movie, I'd have thought the few vague similarities between the works were pure coincidence! The novel is written in the form of an agricultural researcher's journal and, while it has its flaws, manages to be suspenseful and to introduce some interesting ideas. The film, on the other hand, is a painfully unthrilling adventure movie reminiscent in many ways of the unfortunate 1985 remake of KING SOLOMON'S MINES. The most tragic difference between the book and the film is that the interesting and graceful creatures of the novel have been replaced here by guys jumping around in rubber suits. The novel wasn't that great, but it didn't deserve this horrible treatment.


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