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On a hot summer afternoon in the sleepy town of Blackwater, Louisiana locals exiting a retro-fitted theater excitedly watch as a meteor streaks across the sky and crashes through the roof ... See full summary »

Director:

Abram Cox (as Tim Cox)

Writers:

Abram Cox (as Tim Cox), Brook Durham | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Ventresca ... Dr. Frank Abernathy
Constantin Draganescu Constantin Draganescu ... Gordon (as Costica Draganescu)
Summer Glau ... Jack Abernathy
Tom Skerritt ... Simon Abernathy
Cole Williams ... Squirrelly
Charles Carroll ... Sheriff Marion Morrison
Mark Irvingsen ... Deputy Dino
David Kallaway ... Deputy Bud
Leila Arcieri ... Agent Powers
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Agent Whitaker
Andrew Peter Marin Andrew Peter Marin ... Floyd (as Andrew P. Marin)
Dan Radulescu Dan Radulescu ... Moe the Monkey Man
Karen Parden Johnson Karen Parden Johnson ... Gas Station Lady (as Karen Johnson)
Coca Bloos Coca Bloos ... Olive
Boris Petroff Boris Petroff ... Bruno
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Storyline

On a hot summer afternoon in the sleepy town of Blackwater, Louisiana locals exiting a retro-fitted theater excitedly watch as a meteor streaks across the sky and crashes through the roof of the local Natural History Museum. No one realizes that the meteor is actually a spaceship containing a shape-shifting life form. In order to adapt to Earth's atmosphere, the life form latches on to the first organism it comes in contact with - a partially frozen Woolly Mammoth found in the historic exhibit for which the town is famous. As a series of uncanny disasters unfold, the town quickly finds itself overrun by the alien-possessed mammoth. Local authorities and Government Investigators join forces with Frank Abernathy, the Museum Curator, and his father Simon, a B-Movie enthusiast to bring down the mighty mammoth, thus saving the town (and the world) in a wild adventure that blends the 50s alien-invasion flick, and the 70s revenge-of-nature opus into a marauding monster mash! Written by Don Guarisco

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We hunted it into extinction... Now it's hunting us.


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Dr. Frank Abernathy: We've got an alien-controlled mammoth on the loose here, and if we don't kill it the government is going to blow us all up.
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No mammoths, extinct or otherwise, were harmed in the making of this film See more »

Connections

References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

I Know You Knockin'
Written by John Dickson
Performed by Richard Witless
Under License from Finger's Axe Music
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23 July 2008 | by damien_74See all my reviews

Well.. some out there is comparing this movie with other sci-fi channel movies and thinks that compared to them this is not that bad. I love sci-fi, but not sci-fi channel so usually I try to avoid anything of the sorts. So maybe they're right.

But to the core. This movie is bad, really bad. And claiming that the humor makes up for the bad acting and extremely poor effects is a joke.

Summary: bad acting, bad effects, bad "jokes". This movie is bad by all standards according to me. I do not think they've managed with any aspect at all. Even if it's not meant to be taken serious it still don't do anything for me since the idea of a good horror/comedy is based on some good acting working together with the humor (ex. Critters and Gremlins).

Short summary: bad movie, don't waste your time.


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Official Sites:

SciFi.com

Country:

USA | Romania

Release Date:

22 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mamut See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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