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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 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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When nature fights back! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Marvel

Country:

USA | Germany | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,123,136
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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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Don't waste your time
8 July 2019 | by macchiedinchiostroSee all my reviews

It is a bad movie. Badly written and directed, not to mention the acting. And to make matters worse, it misses completely the point in depicting the Man Thing character. There's no origin story, no empathy with the creature and you do not understand its purpose. Steve Gerber's stories were so thematical and the Man Thing, despite being almost brainless, worked as a cathartic catalyst. He could discern good from evil and was a strange kind of antihero. Waste of time.


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