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Shakma (1990)

R | | Horror | 5 October 1990 (USA)
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

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Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the scenes that involved Shakma angrily attacking a door were achieved by putting a female baboon that was in heat on the other side of the door. This is evident if you happen to spot a particular part of Shakma's anatomy during these scenes. 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 »

Quotes

Tracy: You are soooooo male!
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That movie totally freaked me out
5 September 2003 | by cherub96See all my reviews

When I saw that movie a few years ago it totally freaked me out. Which is surprising, as I had thought I had become immune to horror movies. I am surprised the movie got such a bad score, because for me it totally worked. Watch at night, alone.....


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