After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.

Directors:

John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley (uncredited)

Writers:

H.G. Wells (novel), Richard Stanley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlon Brando ... Dr. Moreau
Val Kilmer ... Montgomery
David Thewlis ... Douglas
Fairuza Balk ... Aissa
Daniel Rigney ... Hyena-Swine
Temuera Morrison ... Azazello
Nelson de la Rosa ... Majai
Peter Elliott ... Assassimon
Mark Dacascos ... Lo-Mai
Ron Perlman ... Sayer of the Law
Marco Hofschneider ... M'Ling
Miguel López Miguel López ... Waggdi (as Miguel Lopez)
Neil Young ... Boar Man
David Hudson ... Bison Man
Clare Grant ... Fox Lady
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Storyline

Set in the year 2010, Dr. Moreau has successfully combined human and animal DNA to make a crossbreed animal. Well, as usual, something goes wrong and David Thewlis must try to stop it before it is too late. Originally rated R, but cut by Frankenheimer to allow "a wider audience". Written by Kale Whorton <nikko11@mind.net>

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The gates of hell are unlocked. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence, horror and gore involving mutant creatures | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The actors playing Doctor Moreau's children spent most of their downtime engaging in alcohol, sex, drugs, and general debauchery. See more »

Goofs

The shadow of the cameraman is visible as the camera changes views of Edward while he is thinking of how to kill the other animals. See more »

Quotes

[When Edward Douglas attempts to radio for help]
Montgomery: What are you going to say? "Mayday. Mayday. I'm being held by a pig lady."
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Alternate Versions

The director's cut contains 4 extra minutes of footage including an expanded intro in the Java sea, a more gruesome end for 'The Father', and other small enhancements See more »

Connections

Version of The Twilight People (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Night Bird
Written by Eric Mouquet and Michel Sanchez
Performed by Deep Forest
Courtesy of 550 Music/Epic
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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why don't anyone like this movie?
10 April 2000 | by todd2uSee all my reviews

I don't know why people hate this movie. I thought it was good. It's a good science fiction movie. The acting was good. The plot and the effects were good. It had some action in it. I especially like the ending. There wasn't really anything wrong with the movie. In my opinion it was a good remake. Why anyone doesn't like this movie I'll never know. But I do recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good Science Fiction movie, and liked the book.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Indonesian

Release Date:

23 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Island of Dr. Moreau See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,101,987, 25 August 1996

Gross USA:

$27,663,982

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,627,779
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Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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