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Komodo (1999)

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After witnessing his parents being killed by creatures on an island as a child, a young man is brought back to the island a few years later by his psychiatrist, only to be terrorized by the same creatures.

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Michael Lantieri
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Complete credited cast:
Jill Hennessy ... Victoria
Billy Burke ... Oates
Kevin Zegers ... Patrick Connally
Paul Gleeson ... Denby
Nina Landis Nina Landis ... Annie
Michael Edward-Stevens Michael Edward-Stevens ... Martin Gris
Simon Westaway ... Bracken
Bruce Hughes Bruce Hughes ... Mr. Connally
Jane Conroy Jane Conroy ... Mrs. Connally
Melissa Jaffer ... Patrick's Grandmother
Brian McDermott Brian McDermott ... Sheriff Gordon
Nique Needles ... Hippie
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During the 70's, some Komodo Dragon eggs were dumped on the beach of a North Carolina island. Somehow, the baby Komodos survived, and twenty years later they have grown up and taken over the island for themselves. Young Patrick has lost his parents and his dog to the lizards, but didn't see them himself, which has left him traumatized. Now, with his therapist Victoria, who doesn't believe the Dragons are real, he is returning to the island to confront his fears. Soon people are being chomped, and Patrick and Victoria must fight for their lives if they ever hope to make it back home. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for monster violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was originally made with the intention of being theatrically released on a worldwide level, but the distributors fell through at the last minute. Komodo did end up playing theatrically in Australia, as well as in very limited screenings in the United States and Toronto, Canada, but otherwise went direct-to-VHS. See more »

Goofs

The pelican shown early in the film is an Australian Pelican: it's white-and-black plumage pattern is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Oates: I think these things are getting smarter.
Denby: Either that, or we're getting dumber.
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

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Sultans of Swing
by Mark Knopfler
Performed by Dire Straits
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User Reviews

The F/X are great. The rest of the movie? Well, uh....
13 September 2000 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Whether the komodo dragons are depicted with animatronics or computer graphics, they look top notch and scary - when you see them. (You don't see them as much as you might think.) However, the rest of the movie is A MESS! The characters were murky and unlikable, and the story was at times so lacking in key details, I am positive that the movie was either handed to the most incompetent editor alive, or that they didn't have enough money to shoot everything. (I don't think anyone could be that dumb to have chosen to film the script if it had actually been written the way the movie progesses onscreen.) Not enough gore or action for the red meat crowd anyway.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2000 (Malaysia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$207,496
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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