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Shakma (1990)

A wild animal attacks people trapped in a large tower.

Directors:

Hugh Parks, Tom Logan (co-director)

Writer:

Roger Engle
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Atkins ... Sam
Amanda Wyss ... Tracy
Ari Meyers ... Kim
Roddy McDowall ... Sorenson
Robb Edward Morris ... Gary (as Robb Morris)
Tre Laughlin Tre Laughlin ... Bradley
Greg Flowers Greg Flowers ... Richard
Ann Kymberlie Ann Kymberlie ... Laura
Donna Jarrett Donna Jarrett ... Brenda
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Storyline

An experimental drug that is supposed to reduce aggression has the opposite effect on a baboon that is being experimented on by a group of medical students and their professor. While they are playing a fantasy role-playing game in their research facility, the baboon escapes and begins hunting them down. Written by page8701

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The world's most aggressive primate just got mad


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

5 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nemesis See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There were no female baboons on the set. Typhoon had an Alpha and a Beta trainer. The beta trainer was on the opposite side of the door whispering Typhoon's name which angered him. See more »

Goofs

The baboon appearing in the movie is not a chacma but hamadryas - a different species. The chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) is the largest species of baboon, whilst the hamadryas (Papio hamadryas) is significantly smaller and easily recognizable by a mane around his face - the only baboon species to have such feature. See more »

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Tracy: You are soooooo male!
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A killer baboon with a bad attitude.
23 September 2006 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

Where is the love for Shakma? This is an entertaining, mindless cheesy Horror flick that came in the decline of a genre.

The movie is about a killer baboon. How could someone not like it? It's cheesy as hell and unintentionally funny but still it delivers expectations. I'm glad I rented this on VHS because I had a great moment. I laughed, cringed, and applauded for Shakma! The lead characters had great chemistry between each other. Wyss on her hottest form, Atkins, and the always fantastic Roddy McDowall were great on their roles. But keep in mind that Shakma is the real star of the movie. Our killer baboon made the entire movie watchable.

Rent this not so bad piece of 80's Horror trash and have a good time. Remember to keep your brain out of this. You won't need it.


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