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Pterodactyl (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Family | 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...


Mark L. Lester


Mark Sevi




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)


As Professor Michael Lovecraft leads a research expedition into the lush jungles of Northern Turkey, at the same time, a squad of U.S. commandos, led by Captain Bergen, hunt down a terrorist group hiding at a long-dormant volcano. Suddenly, aggressive, newly hatched pterodactyls start attacking the intruders, killing them one by one. Before long, the flying beasts take one of the scientists to their nest, and now, the guns have the final say. But, the enemy is swift and powerful, and the prehistoric birds ruled the sky since the dawn of time. Now, the fate of humankind is hanging by a thread. Can they destroy the menace of the winged living fossils? Written by Nick Riganas

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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 »


At the beginning of the film, a hunter shoots at the pterodactyls 12 times with a shotgun that only holds eight shots. See more »


Angie: [teasing] Professor Lovecraft...
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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28 August 2005 | by Asteri-AtypicalSee all my reviews

Well, for a supposedly "SCI-FI" film, it was certainly missing the "SCI", which stands for science.

If you consider "I" to stand for "Imagination", then it's missing that, too'.

So all we got when we got this movie was F.

Despite the fact the corporate shills are at it again, giving supposedly good reviews to this ugliness, this movie is yet another piece of trash being offered by the so-called SciFi Channel.

This movie featured some of the worst, over-stereotyped characters I've ever seen. If I hadn't seen them so much I would have laughed. But the punchline of this joke is quite stale. The acting was just as bad.

Stories like this aren't clever. They don't entertain. There's no eye candy. Only someone with the mentality to laugh at a human body being transected by a cheap CGI effect and say "hey, dude, look at all the blood" would enjoy any part of this movie. Why make things like this?

Anyway, something REALLY made me mad in this movie. There was a comment by a character to the order of "I haven't seen so much white since someone streaked at a Farscape convention". How DARE SciFi Channel make fun of Farscape? How DARE they? SciFi Channel took away a beloved series to replace it with this seemingly endless string of decrepit, brain-dead movies aimed at morons, despite the clear proof that Farscape had an audience and was economically viable. What audacity to foolishly mishandle a wonderful show and then make snide remarks. I've heard it said before and now I'm having to agree. The goofs who run the SciFi Channel at present hate SciFi and hold contempt for its viewers!

Avoid this trash.

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Release Date:

27 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Agri, Turkey See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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