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Man-Thing (2005)

Agents of an oil tycoon vanish while exploring a swamp marked for drilling. The local sheriff investigates and faces a Seminole legend come to life: Man-Thing, a shambling swamp-monster whose touch burns those who feel fear.

Director:

Brett Leonard

Writers:

Steve Gerber (character), Hans Rodionoff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Le Nevez ... Kyle
Rachael Taylor ... Teri
Jack Thompson ... Schist
Rawiri Paratene ... Pete Horn
Alex O'Loughlin ... Fraser (as Alex O'Lachlan)
Steve Bastoni ... Rene
Robert Mammone ... Mike Ploog
Patrick Thompson Patrick Thompson ... Jake (as Pat Thompson)
William Zappa ... Gerber
John Batchelor ... Wayne Thibadeaux
Ian Bliss ... Rodney Thibadeaux
Brett Leonard ... Val Mayerick
Imogen Bailey ... Sarah
James Coyne ... Billy
Cheryl Craig ... Michele
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Storyline

When a greedy oil baron sets his sights on drilling in a Louisiana swamp, a monstrous creature is awakened. The baron and his associates are killed in the swamp thicket, spurring an investigation led by Sheriff Kyle Williams. Although the Seminoles are initially suspected of the murders, the swamp creature, known as Man-Thing, is the killer. A gruesome creature made of plants and vines, Man-Thing possesses strange and dangerous powers.

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Your fear is his deadliest weapon See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Marvel

Country:

USA | Germany | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Man Thing See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$143,615
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) | (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Filming lasted from late August 2003, until late October 2003. This was originally intended for a direct-to-video release, but later there was plans for a small release to theaters in Spain, Russia, and United Arab Emirates. However, those plans were scrapped, and the film sat unreleased, until it was later announced as a Sci Fi Channel Original Movie in spring 2005. The DVD and VHS became available in summer 2005. See more »

Quotes

Mike Ploog: Can you smell that, Sheriff? It's the perfume of my future. Point, click, fame.
[hears Man-Thing roaring out in the swamp]
Mike Ploog: There it is! Gotta go. Good luck out there, man! It's the cover of Life magazine, man!
Sheriff Kyle Williams: *Life* magazine? *Life* magazine went out of business, you fucking idiot!
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Man -thing you make my heart sing
13 May 2005 | by sammyboltonSee all my reviews

The Man-Thing is a mindless monster living in the Florida Everglades made up mostly of a shambling mound of plant life, in which there is something that was formerly human. There is something else very strange about Man-Thing... its skin exudes a flammable acid that is activated by the emotion of fear, so that "whatever knows fear burns at the Man-Thing's touch..." Left brainless except for the ability to sense emotion, Man-Thing acts like an emotional mirror, being calm and peaceful around those who are calm, and violent and dangerous around those who fear him (which is nearly everyone). Specifically, this movie focuses on a real estate tycoon named F.A. Schist (get it?) who wants to drain parts of the Everglades to build an airport, which is protested by the local Seminole Indians (who are being pushed out of their historic homelands). As the developer's crewmen delve deeper and deeper into the swamp, one of them shows up dead, leading Schist to blame the tribe. The Seminoles know, however, that there is "something" in the swamp, something that burns those who know fear...


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