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Monster Ark (2008)

Archaeologist Nicholas Zavatero and his student find a vase with antique inscription on where Noah's Ark is hidden in the underlying monster called Tama. They decide to go looking, but things get out of control.


Declan O'Brien




Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée O'Connor ... Dr. Ava Greenway
Tim DeKay ... Dr. Nicholas Zavaterro
Tom Lister Jr. ... Sgt. Gentry (as Tommy Lister Jr.)
Amanda Crew ... Joanna
Carlos Leon ... Belus
Bill Parks ... Russell
Richard Gnolfo ... Wilson
Tommy Nohilly ... Coles
Vlado Mihailov Vlado Mihailov ... Martinez (as Vlado Mihaylov)
Mike Straub ... Hutch (as Michael Straub)
Stefan Shterev Stefan Shterev ... Insurgent #1 (as Stefan Shtereff)
Bashar Rahal ... Insurgent #2 (as Bashar Rahad)
Hristo Mitzkov Hristo Mitzkov ... Belus' Lieutenant (as Hristo Motzkov)
George Zlatarev George Zlatarev ... Iraqi Captain Backhar
Velislav Pavlov Velislav Pavlov ... Laborer


Archaeologist Nicholas Zavaterro and his student find an antique vase with an inscription that points to where Noah's Ark is hidden. They decide to go looking, but things get out of control when they encounter opposing forces, including a monster named Tama.

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Tiny Lister's character is repeatedly referred to as "Major" or "the Major" (O-4) even though he is wearing Sergeant Major rank (E-9) on his uniform. However, Army enlisted may sometimes shorten "Sergeant Major" to "Major" when officers are not present. This really is a goof. Army Enlisted Soldiers do NOT refer to their Sergeants Major as just Major. Also, the civilian characters would not know this supposed shortcut. See more »


References Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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A must not see
9 January 2012 | by rajahaanSee all my reviews

One thing that really peeves me, and it's prevalent with these made for SciFy channel movies, is the complete lack of knowledge of the subjects that they're doing. In particular, the military, but in the case of "Monster Ark", they managed to humiliate themselves with their lack of archaeological knowledge, as well. I know that these people can't be expected to be actual scientists, but it would be nice if they could be portrayed as a little more professional than a carnival barker.

As far as the military goes, this is great insight into the minds of the writers / director. If these people write characters that are so completely incompetent, what does that say about how they would confront a similar problem? Poorly written, bad acting, zero technical or military advisers, and a monster that makes Godzilla look real, and you have a big time flop. I hope those guys filled their backpacks at the craft services table, because this is a dog, plain and simple.

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Release Date:

9 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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Genesis Code See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sci Fi Pictures See more »
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