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Iguana (1988)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 9 February 1989 (USA)
In 19th century, a bullied, disfigured man dubbed Iguana flees from abusive locals, finds his own island and declares himself tyrant of his new domain. A man and a woman get stranded there and become victims of his new sadistic nature.

Director:

Monte Hellman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Everett McGill ... Oberlus
Michael Bradford Michael Bradford ... White-Bearded Sailor
Roger Kendall Roger Kendall ... Roger
Robert Case Robert Case ... One Eyed Sailor
Fabio Testi ... Gamboa
Jack Taylor ... Captain 'Old Lady II'
Maru Valdivielso ... Carmen (as Maru Valdivieso)
Pierangelo Pozzato Pierangelo Pozzato ... Rodrigo
Alessandro Tasca Alessandro Tasca ... Priest at Funeral
Fernando Cebrián ... Ibarra
Charly Husey Charly Husey ... Zombie
Michael Madsen ... Sebastián
Guillermo Antón Guillermo Antón ... Alberto
Ricardo Navarrete Ricardo Navarrete ... Priest at Church
Amaia Merino Amaia Merino ... Girl Who Sings (as Amaya Merino)
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Storyline

A grotesquely disfigured harpooner called Iguana is severely mistreated by his fellow sailors on a whaling ship in the 19th century. One night he escapes and takes up residence on a remote island. He makes himself ruler of the island and declares war on mankind. Anyone unfortunate enough to wind up on the island with Iguana is subjected to his cruel tyranny. Written by Woodyanders

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Director Monte Hellman never wanted to direct this movie. He referred to the production experience as ''terrible''. See more »


Soundtracks

Womens Delight
By Franco Campanino
Performed by Joseph Culp
Courtesy of AM Edicioni Musicali
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Excellent low budget action adventure!!!
19 June 2004 | by hokeybuttSee all my reviews

No, it's not some movie about a giant lizard that eats people... though that's what the title makes me think of. This is a pretty decent low-budget movie about a toughened sailor with a facial deformity that makes him look kind of lizard-like. His shipmates don't like him much and he jumps ship one night... but they find him again, beat and brand him. After a lifetime of such abuse he decides that from now on he will live the rest of his life taking what he wants, doing what he wants and forcing others to do his will. He takes over a small deserted island and enslaves the few people who wash up on its shores... cutting off their fingers (or heads) when they get out of line. Very interesting movie... the main character is a terrible person... but at times he also becomes the hero. We see that he has become this evil man because of the way he was treated by others all his life. Lovely (but sad) ending.


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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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