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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.

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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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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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Genres:

Adventure | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Italy | Spain | Switzerland | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

9 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Игуана See more »

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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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Trivia

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


Soundtracks

Way Faring Stranger
By Franco Campanino
Performed by Joni Mitchell
Courtesy of AM Edicioni Musicali
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"Iguana" is total nonsense .................
27 February 2011 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Iguana" is really beautifully photographed, but as entertainment it is a miserable experience. The editing is extremely choppy, however the fatal problem is a total lack of believability. The deformed protagonist controls five or six people who washed up on his island kingdom. Obviously the self proclaimed king never sleeps, or his captives didn't want to wake him with a rock to the head? This screenplay is really so far fetched that I lost interest almost immediately. The dialog is stilted and tedious, and director Monte Hellman drops the ball at almost every opportunity. Michael Madsen is totally wasted, as is 98 minutes of your life. This is one to be avoided, and has no redeeming qualities. It's truly painful to watch such nonsense .......................... - MERK


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