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Gila! (2012)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 15 September 2012
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A giant lizard terrorizes a rural mid west community with a group of heroic young people led by Chase Winstead attempting to destroy the creature.

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Jim Wynorski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Munson Bruce Munson ... Johnny Langostina
Adrienne Atkins Adrienne Atkins ... Betty
Bryan Patrick McCulley ... Don (as Brian Patrick McCulley)
Brian Gross ... Chase Winstead
Chase Adams Chase Adams ... Pike
Madeline Voges Madeline Voges ... Lisa
Bone Ramsay Bone Ramsay ... Dave
Vinnie Van Dolsen Vinnie Van Dolsen ... Rick
Jesse Janzen Jesse Janzen ... Waco Bob
Christina DeRosa ... Carla (as Christina De Rosa)
Dave Haney Dave Haney ... Joe (as David Haney)
Tom Sparx Tom Sparx ... Bill
Callie Burk Callie Burk ... Elsa (as Callie-Nycole Burk)
Robert Hay Smith Robert Hay Smith ... Lars
Micheal Price Micheal Price ... Clete
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The movie opens with a young couple parked in a bleak, rural locale pondering their future, A giant gila monster attacks the car, sending the young couple running for their lives. Chase Winstead , a young mechanic and hot rod racer and his girl Lisa (Madeline Voges), meets up with Chase's former nemesis, Waco Bob (Jesse Janzen) and his sidekick Carla (Christina De Rosa). Prompted by calls from Mayor Wheeler (Gerard Pauwels) ,The local Sheriff (Terence Knox)enlists the help of Chase, a young mechanic and hot rod racer, locates the crashed car in the ravine and finds evidence of the giant lizard. They attempt to destroy the lizard, but that only emboldens it. The creature continues to prey on the small town. It starts to head for the Winstead homestead, However, Chase packs his prized hot rod with nitroglycerin and rigs it to speed straight into the monster, terminating the lizard in a fiery explosion and heroically saving the town. Written by Anonymous

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Hot Cars, Hot Music, Hot Chicks ... And One Big Monster

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Sci-Fi

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Not Rated
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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital (Westrex Recording System)| DTS (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

At 1:00:09 Chase removes the nitro from his car and leaves the trunk wide open. At 1:01:27 as they enter the cave, his car is visible in the background. The trunk is now closed. See more »

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Deputy Wilma: [aiming her gun at the giant gila monster] You're a big fella, ain't ya!
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Remake of The Giant Gila Monster (1959) See more »

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Nee-Nee Na-Na Na-Na Nu-Nu
Music by Eddie V. Deane and Al Dredick
Performed by Dicky Doo and The Don'ts (as Dickie Doo and The Don'ts)
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It was not as painful the first time around in 1959!
13 January 2015 | by berleecrawfordSee all my reviews

I have to admit I am a person that looks for horrid movies for humorous value and I was not disappointed in this film when I saw the creature right off at the beginning of the movie. But I also enjoy drinking syrup of ipecac on the rocks.

This is an incredibly lame re-make of the 1959 film "The Giant Gila Monster". The original directed by Ray Kellogg. The special effects in the original included a real gila monster and miniature sets. This movie includes a CGI gila monster created by "Billy" on his PC in the next door neighbors basement. He is all of 9 years old.

What is even more stupefying is that it took not one, not two, not three, but four writers to steal almost the same lines and slightly modify them.

The most mysterious aspect of this film is why anyone would take credit for ANYTHING in it! We are all a bunch of plagiarist and are NOT afraid that you know it.

The original was mistied on MST3K and is extremely enjoyable and quite memorable. Want to learn what "blocking" is in a movie? This is the example for you.

One overwhelming reason to remake this movie was someone had access to vintage cars!

It is perplexing that someone thought this movie was worth remaking. If you wish to inflict intense pain upon a person you dislike, force them to view this movie. It could be a life changing event!

I do not think I need that ipecac!


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