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Reptile 2001 (1999)

2001 Yonggary (original title)
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It's been asleep for two hundred million years. Now it been awakened by aliens from another galaxy. The aliens are using Yonggary to destroy mankind.


Hyung-rae Shim


Marty Poole (screenplay), Hyung-rae Shim (story)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Livingston ... Dr. Campbell (as Richard B. Livingston)
Harrison Young ... Dr. Hughes
D.J. Robbins D.J. Robbins ... Editor
Brad Sergi ... Bud Black
Donna Philipson Donna Philipson ... Holly Davis
Wiley M. Pickett ... Lt. O'Neil (as Wiley Pickett)
Dan Cashman ... Lt. Murdock
William Hankins William Hankins ... Man At Door (as W. M. Hankins)
Eric Briant Wells Eric Briant Wells ... Captain Parker (as Briant Wells)
Julie Kessler Julie Kessler ... Bartender
Matthew Perniciaro Matthew Perniciaro ... Man At Bar
Wilborn Monroe Kilpatrick Jr. Wilborn Monroe Kilpatrick Jr. ... Dudly
Dennis Howard Dennis Howard ... Gen. Thomas
Matt Landers ... Gen. Howell
Johanna Parker Johanna Parker ... Sgt. Romiski


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »

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South Korea


Korean | English

Release Date:

17 July 1999 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Reptilian See more »


Box Office


KRW10,000,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The final battle is supposedly in Los Angeles, but at 1:27:18 a sign on a building reads IO HOK PBE which is not English. See more »


Gen. Thomas: What in heaven is that thing?
Gen. Howell: If that thing weren't any meaner, I'd swear it was my wife.
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Follows Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967) See more »


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Music and Lyrics by Chris Desmond
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Where is MST3K when you need it?
11 August 2003 | by gparshalSee all my reviews

Not worst movie ever, because it contained the immortal line "That thing makes Godzilla look like a pussy!" However, the effect were banal, there were too many plot cliches, and the acting was not merely wooden, it was petrified.

But, it was funnily bad, in ways that could easily be pointed out. Thus, I would have picked this for Mike and the Bots to abuse instead of "Overdrawn At the Memory Bank," this week's MST3K offering.

Besides the above line about Godzilla, I liked the one deviation from cliche that this flick offered. At one point the commander of the elite ranger unit "T-force" describes how dangerous the mission to blast the monster will be and one sensible soul actually has the temerity to back out of the suicide mission - and they let him quit! I loved it. Of course, there was an eager young lieutenant right there to volunteer to wield the dropout's "Hellblazer," of which the new cannon fodder stated "I've studied its designs and protocols." Gotta love total misuse of the language in scenes where the moviemaker's actually trying to be serious.

Please - make this movie the next MST3K release in theaters.

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