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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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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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Quotes

Dr. Frank Abernathy: Milkshakes for everyone! Not her, she gets nothing.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Night of the Living Dead (1968) 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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Too busy for a mammoth hunt
16 August 2009 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

This is the best monster movie I've seen in quite some time. The main reason is that there were characters I liked - not just cannon fodder. I mean, with some flicks recently, you're probably happy if the annoying would-be stars were killed off the screen at the first opportunity... With the low quality of such scripts and acting, one got almost used to supporting the monster instead of the humans. In "Mammoth", that isn't the case. Vincent Ventresca plays a slightly mad scientist whose main concern isn't fighting the monster, he's far more worried about his daughter (Summer Glau from 'Serenity') dating her first boyfriend while his dad (Tom Skerritt) is chasing UFOs. All three members of this family are really sympathetic and turn "Mammoth" into a delightful comedy. The downer is the monster, though. The clumsily animated mammoth doesn't look real in any shot, and then the whole idea with the alien sucking people's life energy (that's seemingly a kind of white gas inside humans) is somewhat unconvincing, to put it mildly. But in the end, it's one and a half entertaining hours and I think I spent the rental fee well on this one.


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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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