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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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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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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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Official Sites:

SciFi.com

Country:

USA | Romania

Release Date:

22 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mamut See more »

Filming Locations:

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Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Dr. Frank Abernathy: [after missing daughter's b-day] So what do I do?
Simon Abernathy: Stop being a wienie!
Dr. Frank Abernathy: Don't say wienie.
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Crazy Credits

No mammoths, extinct or otherwise, were harmed in the making of this film See more »

Connections

References The Blob (1958) 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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Not bad, but campy. . .
23 April 2006 | by erik-zane-imdbSee all my reviews

This is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a great movie. I have long said SciFi Original is synonymous with "crap" when it comes to movies. They don't have a very good track record when it comes to movies, but I'm beginning to think that this one shows they know it.

The actors, mostly B-movie and TV types, with Summer Glau probably being the biggest name in it, aren't the worst actors SciFi has put in a movie. The writing actually has some quotable lines. The special effects are bad for modern era CGI, but we're talking about a low budget horror film. We've all seen them, and some of us actually enjoy them. So, if you like the corniness of so many horror films from the 50s and 60s, or maybe the camp of the Killer Tomatoes series or perhaps Tremors, you will actually enjoy this movie.


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