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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 »

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Abram Cox (as Tim Cox)

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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 »

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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: We have an alien possessed mammoth on the loose and if don't stop it the government is going to kill all of us.
Simon Abernathy: [laughs hysterically] ... That's cute.
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No mammoths, extinct or otherwise, were harmed in the making of this film See more »

Connections

References The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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I Know You Knockin'
Written by John Dickson
Performed by Richard Witless
Under License from Finger's Axe Music
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C+/B movie that knows what it is
28 April 2006 | by geography_girlSee all my reviews

OK. It's made by the Sci-fi channel, one of the kings of B (ok too generous) C/D movie production. (Does anyone know if they ever made a good movie that wasn't a miniseries? Dune and Children of Dune were good. Does anyone actually expect Sci-fi to make a good made for TV movie that is not a miniseries?). The writers, director, and actors all know this and play to it. The movie is bad, but because everyone involved knows this, it actually becomes very funny at points. It even makes fun of some the classic horror movie clichés. The requisite couple having sex that dies early (everyone knows that the first people to have sex or get into their skibbies always dies) are two geriatric escapees from a nursing home. Realize what we all know, its bad, its meant to be bad, and enjoy, and revel in the badness.

(must have for B/C movie collectors)


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