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It Came from the Desert (2017)

A pulpy, action monster movie, inspired by Cinemaware's cult 1980s video game "It Came from the Desert". A nostalgic tribute to creature features from the 1950's, It Came From The Desert ... See full summary »

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Marko Mäkilaakso

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Trent Haaga, Marko Mäkilaakso (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Lister Smith ... Brian
Alex Mills ... Lukas
Vanessa Grasse ... Lisa
Mark Arnold ... Dr. Renard
Callum McGowan ... Tim Guarisco
Andrew Horton ... Craig Guarisco
James Alper ... Vodka Guy
Michael Majalahti ... Eradicator
Jose Varela Jose Varela ... Jorge
Jose Leonardo Garcia Torres Jose Leonardo Garcia Torres ... Flaco
Ross Ellis ... Party Host
Gregory Rowbottom Gregory Rowbottom ... Brad
Millie Smith Millie Smith ... Hot Random Girl
Aino Sirje ... Sexy Dancer
Joanas Salin Joanas Salin ... Camper Van Boy
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A pulpy, action monster movie, inspired by Cinemaware's cult 1980s video game "It Came from the Desert". A nostalgic tribute to creature features from the 1950's, It Came From The Desert features rival motocross heroes and heroines, kegger parties in the desert, secret underground military bases, romantic insecurities...and of course giant ants. Written by RB

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Country:

Finland | UK | Canada

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maldição das Formigas Gigantes See more »

Filming Locations:

Almeria, Andalucia, Spain See more »

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Budget:

€400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The narrator at the beginning of the movie says the exact thing that is said at the beginning of the computer game. See more »

Crazy Credits

Mid-Credit Scene shows different spots from the underground bunker before fixing on a locked door with a triangular label with "DANGER", "T.H.E.M.-001-X" and "ANT MIND" on their respective sides. Followed by an opening sound after it cut to black. See more »

Connections

References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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6(66) Feet Under
written by Arttu Kuosmanen
performed by Santa Cruz
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It Came From The Mind Of A Bored Writer
10 April 2018 | by omendataSee all my reviews

From the first minute you can sometimes tell if a movie is going to be any good - It was not a good minute.

Terrible acting and bog standard story done 40 years ago if my memory serves me right with Joan Collins in the Empire Of The Ants but apparently its based on a video game - hmmmm

It was supposed to be a comedy and to be fair I did have a few laughs so its not that bad. Good for a few beers with the lads and a few laughs - better if you are stoned marocless though!


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