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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
Written by Perry Botkin Jr. and Mark Lindsay
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Bad movie, but better than the book
28 May 2008 | by kamas716See all my reviews

I liked watching Deborah Raffin. And Peter Fonda gave a decent performance as the drunken pilot. But, overall, the movie sucked. However, it was better than the book, which is usually pretty rare thing to say.

Deborah Raffin is always good looking. But this didn't really give her much breadth or depth of performance. Peter Fonda was decent. He provided the comic relief as the continually drunk helicopter pilot.

I read the book in high school as it was suggested by my literature teacher as similar to Jurassic Park in concept (which I had just finished reading). It wasn't really. And the writing was vastly inferior. The movie improves on the story, but not by much.

If you've got nothing better to do on a Saturday afternoon but contemplate your navel lint, it might do for a couple hours of entertainment. Otherwise, avoid it like a root canal.


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