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Killdozer (1974)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 2 February 1974
A small construction crew on an island is terrorized when a spirit-like being takes over a large bulldozer, and goes on a killing rampage.

Director:

Jerry London

Writers:

Theodore Sturgeon (teleplay), Ed MacKillop (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clint Walker ... Lloyd Kelly
Carl Betz ... Dennis Holvig
Neville Brand ... Chub Foster
James Wainwright ... Dutch Krasner
Robert Urich ... McCarthy
James A. Watson Jr. ... Beltran
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Storyline

Construction workers building an airstrip on a small Pacific Island encounter an ancient non-material lifeform which has lived in the ruins of an ancient temple for millenia. The entity is of course malevolent and commandeers the earthmoving equipment to the general detriment of all concerned. Written by Bill Leue <leue@crd.ge.com>

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Six men ... playing a deadly game of cat and mouse ... With a machine that wants to kill them. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killdozer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene where everyone is leaving the camp one of the workers says he played in the 1964 Cotton Bowl and caught two touchdown passes. Phil Harris actually caught two touchdown passes for the University of Texas Longhorns in the 1964 Cotton Bowl. Harris was later inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame. He played one season in the NFL before suffering a neck injury. He then went to law school and practiced for 37 years. See more »

Goofs

When Chub (Neville Brand) ignites the signal fire he is standing too close and singes the left side of his face. You see him touch his face when he is running away from the flames. Through the rest of the movie only his right side of his face is shown to the camera. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd Kelly: The D9er's harmless now. It's outta fuel, racked up there somewhere, so we leave it be and let the company engineers come in and find the bugs in it later.
Dennis Holvig: And if you're wrong?
Lloyd Kelly: Tomorrow's gonna be another tough day.
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Yes, a consensus all-time blockbuster.
11 August 1999 | by SquirePMSee all my reviews

KILLDOZER, progenitor of more collegiate howls of laughter than even the 1974 Wisconsin Badger football team, and that was a bad, bad team.

Two big stars, Clint Walker (movies) and Carl Betz (TV) peeking out from hiding, trying to figure out how to kill KILLDOZER -- "Can't shoot it...won't fit in a gas chamber." (!!!) When it came up for rerun the student lounge was jammed full.

A construction crew on a tiny island, a huge bulldozer (sorry, KILLDOZER) with a roaring diesel engine. And yet, eerily silent as it maneuvers around hills to spring, well crawl, out at its next victim.

KILLDOZER!!! The two-mile-an-hour menace no one could escape.


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