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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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The bird is back. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pterodactyl See more »

Filming Locations:

Agri, Turkey See more »

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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

At the jeep, a terrorist tries to rape one of the students and is wrestling with her on the ground with his pants still zipped and up on his hips. When the pterodactyls attack, he detaches from the woman and his pants are around his ankles. A moment later, he is shooting at the monsters and his pants are pulled up, fully zipped and buttoned. See more »

Quotes

Captain Bergin: Perhaps you should have thought of that before ignoring State Department warnings about traveling to the Turkish-Armenian border, sir.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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No, it really was that bad....
29 August 2005 | by dwetzelSee all my reviews

The characters were terribly written, I never did get their names, they were just "generic nerd" or "stuck-up drama queen". They were all cardboard cut-outs.

The plot was completely unbelievable. Why did the us special forces bother trying to save the American students and then try to argue that no, they can't help them out of the forest? Why bother saving them if you're not committed to the idea? The Generic Professer was relying on these kids to help him save his career? He would have been better off looking for another position.

And the CGI was obvious. I don't have a problem with good CGI, but here it was impossible NOT to notice how fake everything was.


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