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Commandos in Iraq looking for terrorists find a man-eating monster instead.

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Tripp Reed

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John Werner
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Credited cast:
Robert Beltran ... Sgt. Baxter
Jeff Fahey ... Kramer
Chase Masterson ... Ashley Pierce
Heather Donahue ... Cpl. Keats
Faran Tahir ... Umari
A.J. Buckley ... Pvt. Sulley
Jeff M. Lewis ... Ortiz (as Jeff Lewis)
Richard Gnolfo ... John Busey
Jonas Talkington Jonas Talkington ... Mouth
Michail Elenov Michail Elenov ... Fathi
George Zlatarev George Zlatarev ... Safa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Benjamin Burdick ... Ryan
Michael Cory Davis Michael Cory Davis ... Pvt. Davis
Edmund Druilhet ... Sargent Cohen
Vlado Mihailov Vlado Mihailov ... Mickey
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During Operation Iraqi Freedom, a US Army Squad is sent to a small Iraqi town to locate a missing news crew, only to find the residents of the town dead and a living weapon of mass destruction, a Manticore, awakened from its long slumber by a terrorist leader wanting to rid his land of the American invaders at any price. Written by GeneralEric

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

26 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мантикора See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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The American flag patch on the right arms of the soldiers' uniforms is incorrect. It should have the stars on the right side, making it look backwards. See more »

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References Faces of Death (1978) See more »

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Monster Mayhem in war
14 May 2012 | by djderkaSee all my reviews

I thought this movie was way above some of the cheesy offings that the "SY FY" channel offers. Was this shot for them? If so, it is one of the way better films they usually offer, with cheesy CGI effects.

But first, fire all the CGI guys. These effects are horrible. You are better off with stuffed animals to lend an aura of realism.

You know much of the plot so I will summarize my thoughts.

This is very good considering the probably bare bones budget. I like the beginning of taking place in war torn Iraq and a sampling of the culture with the various actors. And I like the blending of ancient Middle east myths and them coming to life against the backdrop of the Iraq war. There was not only the Manticore but some suspense with who do you trust type intrigue with the various Middle East characters. The tunnel scene was suspenseful. The Marines can't figure this Manitcore out, but can deal with insurgents more readily, was a nice touch.

You will really enjoy this film with some good acting, plot, effects, and as a low budget feature, this offers some worthwhile entertainment.

Would I buy it for $5 at Walmart. You bet.


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