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Primal (2019)

R | | Action | 8 November 2019 (USA)
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Frank's caught wildlife in the Brazilian jungle incl. a 400 lbs. white jaguar. He ships it on the same ship as an arrested assassin. The assassin breaks free and frees the animals.

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Nick Powell

Writer:

Richard Leder
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicolas Cage ... Frank Walsh
Famke Janssen ... Dr. Ellen Taylor
Kevin Durand ... Richard Loffler
Michael Imperioli ... Paul Freed
LaMonica Garrett ... John Ringer
Tommy Walker ... Forrest (as Tom Walker)
Rey Hernandez ... Prettyman
John Lewis ... Harrison
Sewell Whitney ... Scuddy
Brian Tester ... Commander Delaney
Braulio Castillo hijo ... Captain Morales
Joseph Oliveira Joseph Oliveira ... Alfonso Diaz
Drake Shannon ... Miller
Leon Andrew Joseph ... Jerome
Jeremy Nazario Jeremy Nazario ... Rafael
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Storyline

A big-game hunter for zoos has booked passage on a Latin American shipping freighter with a fresh haul of exotic and deadly animals from the Amazon, including a rare white Jaguar - along with a political assassin being extradited to the U.S in secret. Two days into the journey, the assassin escapes and releases the captive animals, throwing the ship into chaos. Written by anonymous

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Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Primal See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,630
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dan Grodnik first optioned the script for "Primal" in 1995. It took 22 years to finally get made. See more »

Goofs

Frank tells Rafi that only tigers and polar bears will hunt and kill men. Leopards and hyenas will also hunt men, and as a big game hunter, Frank should have known this. See more »

Quotes

Frank Walsh: Take it easy with my cat!
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Cachoeira Prateada
Written by Ronaldo Silva
Performed by Arraial do Pavulagem
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A ridiculously fun action packed spectacle that transports you back to the 90s glory days of the genre.
5 November 2019 | by JF500See all my reviews

Now bear in mind the film is absolutely outrageous and messy at times, but overall it's executed in a fashion that takes me back to the good old days of insane action with dangerous animals running amuck wreaking havoc. As far as I'm concerned there's no better option than one of the most intensely wacky actors for the last 30 years in Nicolas Cage to front this film. We all know that he is in about 20 movies a year and that maybe one out of those 20 or even watchable because they're usually low budget VOD drivel but the man does always bring some sense of excitement to his roles. Primal is a prime example of cage returning to his 1990s action roots . The film has its many clichés but it also has some decent character intrigue and a pretty interesting setting on this ship With certain circumstances. It moves pretty consistently with bits and pieces of intensity and decent creature feature type thrills . The plot is pretty straightforward and doesn't exactly blow you away but for what it is it works . Some of the CGI is pretty shoddy but for the low budget I can let it pass. It's definitely a worthy watch for action aficionados and anyone that wants to sink their teeth into a film that belongs to the 90s glory days of the genre.


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