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Reptile 2001 (1999)

2001 Yonggary (original title)
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It's been asleep for two hundred million years. Now it been awakened by aliens from another galaxy. The aliens are using Yonggary to destroy mankind.


Hyung-rae Shim


Marty Poole (screenplay), Hyung-rae Shim (story)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Livingston Richard Livingston ... Dr. Campbell (as Richard B. Livingston)
Harrison Young ... Dr. Hughes
D.J. Robbins D.J. Robbins ... Editor
Brad Sergi ... Bud Black
Donna Philipson Donna Philipson ... Holly Davis
Wiley M. Pickett ... Lt. O'Neil (as Wiley Pickett)
Dan Cashman ... Lt. Murdock
William Hankins William Hankins ... Man At Door (as W. M. Hankins)
Eric Briant Wells Eric Briant Wells ... Captain Parker (as Briant Wells)
Julie Kessler Julie Kessler ... Bartender
Matthew Perniciaro ... Man At Bar
Wilborn Monroe Kilpatrick Jr. Wilborn Monroe Kilpatrick Jr. ... Dudly
Dennis Howard Dennis Howard ... Gen. Thomas
Matt Landers ... Gen. Howell
Johanna Parker Johanna Parker ... Sgt. Romiski


A team of scientists working on a remote dig site find the buried body of an enormous monster, perfectly preserved even after 200 million years. As soon as the beast is uncovered, however, an alien spacecraft suddenly appears above them and brings the monster back to life! The creature immediately sets about levelling the surrounding urban landscape and shrugging off the best firepower the military can throw at it. A lone scientist, working on decrypting an ancient set of hieroglyphics, may be on the verge of finding the aliens' weak point, but will it be too late? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Bigger. Badder. Meaner. See more »


Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Concept art done for the planned sequel Yonggary 2 featured a Mechagodzilla-style robotic version of Yonggary. See more »


Gen. Thomas: What in heaven is that thing?
Gen. Howell: If that thing weren't any meaner, I'd swear it was my wife.
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Alternate Versions

This film was re-released with upgraded special effects and some modifications in the plot. This re-release version was re-titled "Reptilian" in the U.S. market. See more »


Follows Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967) See more »


New Country Feeling
Written and Performed by Paul Kerr and Andy Dewar
Published by JW Media Music
Courtesy Opus 1
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User Reviews

Silly but entertaining
25 March 2001 | by misalvaSee all my reviews

In the long history of Godzilla films, Yonggary adds a small twist of alien invasion and tells the story of a monster, determined to destroy Earth. It's a low budget film with low budget digital effects and quite simple plot, reminding us B Movies in which actors play flat, monsters are unable to fright even the children, nobody cares about what it's going to happen next and everything is silly but entertaining.

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South Korea


Korean | English

Release Date:

17 July 1999 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Reptilian See more »


Box Office


KRW10,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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