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Mandrake (2010)

An expedition led by adventurer DARREN McCALL and funded by the wealthy Harry Vargas braves the impenetrable jungle to retrieve a fabled bejeweled dagger from an ancient burial ground. But ... See full summary »

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Tripp Reed

Writers:

William B. Steakley (story), David Ray (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Martini ... McCall
Betsy Russell ... Felicia
Benito Martinez ... Harry
Jon Mack ... Carla
Nick Gomez ... Santiago
Wayne Pére ... Lin (as Wayne Pere)
Freddie Joe Farnsworth ... Camp Boss
Alex Livinalli ... Beast Warrior
J. LaRose ... Shaman
Wanetah Walmsley ... Red Woman
Marcus DeAnda ... Senior Body Guard
Sam Medina ... Beast Warrior
Diego J. Martinez Diego J. Martinez ... Customs Agent (as Diego Martinez)
Mark Yawn ... Camp Guard #1
Jim Henry ... Camp Guard #2
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An expedition led by adventurer DARREN McCALL and funded by the wealthy Harry Vargas braves the impenetrable jungle to retrieve a fabled bejeweled dagger from an ancient burial ground. But pulling the dagger from its rightful resting place awakens the long-dormant plant creature - part plant, part animal, and all bloodthirsty -- and sends it on a feeding frenzy from which there seems scant hope of survival or escape... Written by Joe Citizen

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Mandrake is native to Eurasia and did not grow in the Americas until transplanted well after the era of the Conquistadors. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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The Jungle Feeds on the Blood of Invaders
15 September 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a fictitious Latin American country, the soldier of fortune Sgt. McCall (Max Martini) leads the Vargas Expedition sponsored by the powerful Harry Vargas (Benito Martinez) and formed by the archaeologists Dr. Felicia (Betsy Russell) and Lin (Wayne Pere); the local Santiago Zavala (Nick Gomez) and a baggage carrier through the jungle. In the base, Carla Manning (Jon Mack) gives support to McCall's team and is the liaison with Harry, who is obsessed for a dagger.

When they reach a tomb facing south in a sacred ground, they open the tomb and finds a dagger with a ruby craved in a skeleton and Lin removes weapon from the grave, accomplishing the objective of their assignment. Dr. Felicia advises them that the tomb has a warning advising to not remove the dagger. Soon they discover that nature and the Yamballi tribe are chasing them; further, the previous expedition sent to the forest to retrieve the dagger has been slaughtered.

"Mandrake" is a TV movie released in Brazil on DVD. The story is absolutely predictable and the adventure of the expeditionary team is not scary. In the end, watching this film was a waste of time in a Saturday afternoon. Better off if I had taken a nap. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "A Raiz do Mal" ("The Root of the Evil")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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