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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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Here they Come Again
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From the title you would not expect a monster movie now would you?
2 June 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

I saw this movie quite often when I was a young child, unfortunately I have not seen it since the 1980's so forgive me if I can not remember all the details of this flick. The title is rather funny though, as from the title I get the image of Gimli from the Lord of the Rings films and other drawfs doing the river dance or something. However, that is not the case as this movie is about some sort of creature from what I remember, and this creature is virtually unseen throughout the movie as it is confined to a rather monster infested finale. There is also a scene in which one guy is running from the unseen monsters and ends up somehow in really hot boiling water where part of his face gets burned away. However, a lot of the film is very forgettable as I am having the hardest time trying to recall plot points and stuff of that nature as most of what I remember is the monsters final attack at the end rather than any of the other scenes aside from the aforementioned guy above. So as much as I liked this movie as a kid I, that may be just a case of really enjoying cheesy monsters so I will give this movie a five and remember it for what it was unless I happen to catch it on television or something.


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