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Pterodactyl (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 27 August 2005 (USA)
A dormant volcano deep with the Turkish forest holds within it a deadly secret. Perfectly preserved, a nest of pterodactyl eggs are ready to hatch...

Director:

Mark L. Lester

Writer:

Mark Sevi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cameron Daddo ... Prof. Michael Lovecraft
Coolio ... Capt. Bergen
Amy Sloan ... Kate Heinlein
George Calil George Calil ... Serling
Ivo Cutzarida ... Yolen
Steve Braun ... Willis Bradbury
Mircea Monroe ... Angie Lem
Jessica Ferrarone Jessica Ferrarone ... Zelazny
Danna Lee Danna Lee ... Gwen Kemper
Howard Lotker Howard Lotker ... Jason Donaldson
Duke Faeger ... Burroughs (as Dusan Fager)
Todd Kramer Todd Kramer ... Clarke
David Nykl ... Herbert
Petr Jákl ... Tezo
Mikulás Kren ... Berk (as Miki Kren)
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A dormant volcano deep with the Turkish forest holds within it a deadly secret. Perfectly preserved, a nest of pterodactyl eggs are ready to hatch...

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Ptowering Pterror See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer Pterosaurus - Death from the Sky See more »

Filming Locations:

Milin, Czech Republic

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the characters are named after famous science-fiction and fantasy writers - Burroughs (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Clarke (Sir Arthur C. Clarke), Donaldson (Steven Donaldson), Heinlein (Robert A. Heinlein), Herbert (Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert), Lem (Stanislaw Lem), Lovecraft (H.P. Lovecraft), Serling (Rod Serling), Yolen (Jane Yolen) and Zelazny (Roger Zelazny). See more »

Goofs

A terrorist ambushes Coolio and shoots him, grazing him on the side of his head. But, the scene shows the man aiming the gun point blank at Coolio's stomach. See more »

Quotes

Captain Bergin: Don't move or I'll blow your nutsack off!
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Come on - this is a fun movie!
10 August 2005 | by alexroganSee all my reviews

You don't tune into a movie called Pterodactyl expecting it to reshape your notion of high cinema - you tune in hoping to see a well-made creature feature! And in this regard, Pterodactyl is a guilty pleasure indeed.

I admit, I'm a SCI FI Channel movie junkie, and normally because they're so bad they're good. But this one surprised me - it's actually just plain good! Okay, so yes, the military leader is... Coolio. But believe it or not, I thought he did a great job. Overall, the cast is very solid, especially compared to other comparable films - the Raptor Islands and Sabretooths of the world.

But what really sets this movie apart is the direction. I wasn't surprised to find out later that a guy with actual credits made this film, and it shows. Mark Lester also directed Commando, Firestarter, and a slew of other films you've no doubt seen and enjoyed.

I mean, it's all relative. Is this Jurassic Park 4? No. But is it a lot of fun? Should you watch it if you tend to like these kinds of movies? Does it deliver the requisite gore, thrills, explosions and unrelenting gunfire you'd hope from a creature feature? Hell yes. And it has the greatest special effect of all - hot chicks.


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