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Iguana (1988)

A bullied, disfigured man flees from his abuse, finds his own island and declares himself tyrant of his new domain.

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Michael Bradford ...
White-Bearded Sailor
Roger Kendall ...
Roger
Robert Case ...
One Eyed Sailor
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Captain 'Old Lady II'
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Carmen (as Maru Valdivieso)
Pierangelo Pozzato ...
Rodrigo
Alessandro Tasca ...
Priest at Funeral
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Ibarra
Charly Husey ...
Zombie
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Sebastián
Guillermo Antón ...
Alberto
Ricardo Navarrete ...
Priest at Church
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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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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9 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Iguana - A Fera do Mar  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Director Monte Hellman never wanted to direct this movie. He referred to the production experience as ''terrible''. See more »


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Oh Love
By Franco Campanino
Performed by Amaia Merino
Courtesy of AM Edicioni Musicali
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Hellman return in a slow moving melodrama
1 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

When this film came out on video, it probably cause problem on the video store owner for which section of the store to put this film on. The film is action (sort of), horror (because of the video box cover), drama (unsimpathetic characters) and other stuff all rolled up in one in a overseas production directed by cult director Hellman. Bruce McGill stars as a misfit seaman with a messed up face who escape from a ship and wages war against mankind by keeping any castaway as his prisoners. Michael Madsen, Joseph Culp (robert's son) and even Italian leading man Fabio Testi is in this film! Maruska Dettmers was supposed to be in the film as she was listed in the trade papers, but backed out. Not recommended, but McGill's character lines are funny at times.


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