History Film / Eegah

14th Apr '16 6:52:40 PM Mdumas43073
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* SayMyName: Tom calls Roxy's name many times while searching her.
26th Aug '15 7:55:14 PM nombretomado
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''Eegah!'' never made any real impact on cinema until it was included in the Michael Medved book ''The Fifty Worst Films of All Time'', written in 1978. This earned it a cult film status for its sheer awfulness, which continues to this day. A clip from the movie appears in the opening montage on Something Weird DVD releases, and it was mocked by Elvira in a 2010 episode of her ''Movie Macabre'' show. The film's greatest claim to "fame" was being the feature of an episode of ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ensuring that it would be remembered for generations to come for all the wrong reasons. A scene of Arch Hall Sr. uttering "Watch out for snakes!" from offscreen in what was obviously dubbed in after filming became a minor pop-culture meme. Not only did it become a RunningGag on ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' in episodes after the film aired on that show, it was also referenced on ''TheOffice'' and used as the closing line of ''The Rick Emerson Show''.

For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E06Eegah episode recap page]].

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''Eegah!'' never made any real impact on cinema until it was included in the Michael Medved book ''The Fifty Worst Films of All Time'', written in 1978. This earned it a cult film status for its sheer awfulness, which continues to this day. A clip from the movie appears in the opening montage on Something Weird DVD releases, and it was mocked by Elvira in a 2010 episode of her ''Movie Macabre'' show. The film's greatest claim to "fame" was being the feature of an episode of ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', ensuring that it would be remembered for generations to come for all the wrong reasons. A scene of Arch Hall Sr. uttering "Watch out for snakes!" from offscreen in what was obviously dubbed in after filming became a minor pop-culture meme. Not only did it become a RunningGag on ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' in episodes after the film aired on that show, it was also referenced on ''TheOffice'' and used as the closing line of ''The Rick Emerson Show''.

For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E06Eegah episode recap page]].
11th Aug '15 3:48:09 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Apr '15 10:34:17 PM wrm5
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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: The dad mis-attributes a Bible verse (Genesis 6:4) as Genesis 4:32, which is nonexistent.



* DownerEnding / BittersweetEnding: Eegah is killed by the police in the end, and Roxy cries. That's about it.

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* DownerEnding / BittersweetEnding: Eegah is killed by the police in the end, and Roxy cries. That's about it.



* {{Gonk}}: Tom.



* LoopingLines: The infamously poorly dubbed line "Watch out for snakes."

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The infamously poorly dubbed line "Watch out for snakes."



* TooDumbToLive: So you're hanging out at a party, talking to a girl, when suddenly a 7 foot tall muscular man dressed as a caveman and holding a club as big as you are lightly bumps into you. Why not try picking a fight with the giant?



* YouFailReligiousStudiesForever: The dad mis-attributes a Bible verse (Genesis 6:4) as Genesis 4:32, which is nonexistent.
13th Sep '14 5:40:57 PM Rebochan
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* ParodyRetcon: Sort of. The film was never meant to be taken seriously. The film would tour Southern California, with the main cast dressed in costume as their characters (including Kiel), coming out on stage to intro the film - the crowd would hoot and holler, and even talk back to the characters on the screen. [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Sound familiar?]]
** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint The Rocky Horror Picture Show?]]
12th Sep '14 5:25:54 AM Brandon
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** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint The Rocky Horror Picture Show?]]
11th Sep '14 5:02:21 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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One night after shopping, Roxy Miller (Marilyn Manning) is driving home through the California desert when she nearly runs her car into Eegah (Richard Kiel), a giant cave man. She tells her boyfriend Tom Nelson (Arch Hall Jr.), and her father, Robert Miller (Arch Hall Sr.), about the giant. Her father, a writer of adventure books, decides to go into the desert to look for the creature and possibly take a photograph of it. When he fails to show up at his designated pickup time, Tom and Roxy go into the desert looking for him. Roxy is soon kidnapped by Eegah and taken back to his cave while Tom searches for her. In Eegah's cave, Roxy is reunited with her injured father, who tells her that he has begun to communicate with the caveman and has even developed a theory as to the creature's astounding longevity. When a frisky Eegah expresses what seems to be romantic interest in Roxy, her father, fearful that the creature may kill them both if he is rebuffed, suggests she put up with as much of it as she can bear. Eegah never tries anything too explicit, though, and Roxy even ends up giving him a shave before the pair is able to escape thanks to Tom subduing Eegah. Crushed, Eegah follows them back to civilization, and a final confrontation ensues during a pool party where Eegah is gunned down by the police.

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One night after shopping, Roxy Miller (Marilyn Manning) is driving home through the California desert when she nearly runs her car into Eegah (Richard Kiel), a giant cave man.caveman. She tells her boyfriend Tom Nelson (Arch Hall Jr.), and her father, Robert Miller (Arch Hall Sr.), about the giant. Her father, a writer of adventure books, decides to go into the desert to look for the creature and possibly take a photograph of it. When he fails to show up at his designated pickup time, Tom and Roxy go into the desert looking for him. Roxy is soon kidnapped by Eegah and taken back to his cave while Tom searches for her. In Eegah's cave, Roxy is reunited with her injured father, who tells her that he has begun to communicate with the caveman and has even developed a theory as to the creature's astounding longevity. When a frisky Eegah expresses what seems to be romantic interest in Roxy, her father, fearful that the creature may kill them both if he is rebuffed, suggests she put up with as much of it as she can bear. Eegah never tries anything too explicit, though, and Roxy even ends up giving him a shave before the pair is able to escape thanks to Tom subduing Eegah. Crushed, Eegah follows them back to civilization, and a final confrontation ensues during a pool party where Eegah is gunned down by the police.
30th Aug '14 8:32:56 PM KD
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* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: What does punching Eegah in the gut do? A whole lot of nothing.
22nd Aug '14 12:58:55 PM AnotherGuy
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* WordSaladLyrics: The songs, such as this winning line, "Vitamins are good I hear, and so's a calorie"[[note]]To rhyme with Valerie. Yikes.[[/note]]

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* WordSaladLyrics: The songs, such as this winning line, "Vitamins are good I hear, and so's a calorie"[[note]]To calorie."[[note]]To rhyme with Valerie. Yikes.[[/note]]
22nd Aug '14 12:58:40 PM AnotherGuy
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* WordSaladLyrics: The songs, such as this winning line, "Vitamins are good I hear, and so's a calorie"[[note]]To rhyme with Valerie. Yikes.[[/note]]
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