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An amphibious shark-like monster terrorizes an abandoned secret military base and the people who live on the island it is located on. A marine biologist, as well as several other people, ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Craig T. Nelson ...  Dr. Simon Chase 2 episodes, 1998
Kim Cattrall ...  Dr. Amanda Mayson 2 episodes, 1998
Colm Feore ...  Adm. Aaron Richland 2 episodes, 1998
Cress Williams ...  Tall Man 2 episodes, 1998
Michael Reilly Burke ...  Adam Puckett 2 episodes, 1998
Michael Michele ...  Tauna 2 episodes, 1998
Matthew Carey ...  Maxwell Bishop 2 episodes, 1998
Megalyn Echikunwoke ...  Elizabeth 2 episodes, 1998
Blu Mankuma ...  Rollie Gibson 2 episodes, 1998
John Aylward ...  Ben Madiera 2 episodes, 1998
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Lt. Thomas Peniston / ... 2 episodes, 1998
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ...  Dr. Ernest Bishop 2 episodes, 1998
James Coleman James Coleman ...  Bobby Tobin 2 episodes, 1998
Gandolph St. Clair Gandolph St. Clair ...  Dr. Bastien 2 episodes, 1998
Kennedy Samuel Kennedy Samuel ...  Nathan 2 episodes, 1998
Antoni Corone ...  Exec 2 episodes, 1998
Peter Benchley ...  Exec's Buddy 2 episodes, 1998
Toi Svane Stepp Toi Svane Stepp ...  Kyrstyn 2 episodes, 1998
Michel Aubertin Michel Aubertin ...  Kimo 2 episodes, 1998
Jill Teed ...  SEAL Gray 2 episodes, 1998
Steve Makaj ...  SEAL Leader Taylor 2 episodes, 1998
Rob Daprocida ...  SEAL Ochoa 2 episodes, 1998
Rick Ravanello ...  SEAL Nash 2 episodes, 1998
Warren Takeuchi ...  SEAL York 2 episodes, 1998
Colin Lawrence ...  Communications Officer 2 episodes, 1998
Juliana Prospere Juliana Prospere ...  Robbi 2 episodes, 1998
Elvira Regis Elvira Regis ...  Old Woman 2 episodes, 1998
Brian Steele ...  Creature Actor 2 episodes, 1998
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Storyline

An amphibious shark-like monster terrorizes an abandoned secret military base and the people who live on the island it is located on. A marine biologist, as well as several other people, try to stop it before it is too late... Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Creature See more »

Filming Locations:

St Lucia See more »

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Runtime:

| (4 episodes) | (compact video) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby (re-recorded in Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is based on the Peter Benchley novel "White Shark". After the TV Movie "Creature" went into production, "White Shark" was re-titled and re-released under the name "Creature" to cash in on the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Chase is bringing the injured Constable back from the marshes, the truck is left hand drive. Earlier in the movie when the Constable demands that his daughter get in the truck it is right hand drive. See more »

Quotes

Adm. Aaron Richland: It sounds as if you have a shark problem.
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You Gotta Want It
Written by Maribeth Derry, Tom Snow, Robbie Buchanan, Richard Barton Lewis
Performed by Molly Rebekka
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Horror "Creature" mutates into a comedy
28 May 2007 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

If you need a good laugh, here's the comedy for you.

Let's start with the characters, which are all stereotypes or over-the-top whack jobs. After 25 years of not doing anything, an escaped mutant beast finally decides to eat something, so mutilated corpses start floating to the surface on the beaches of a Caribbean island. No sea monster movie is complete without the dumb local cop who ignores a scientist's warnings about the problem. The idiot teen angst son who just keeps getting in his Daddy's hair, needs to be put on time out. Local voodoo dancers that look like they're practicing for a primal scream contest. Military with enough fire power to blast the Western Hemisphere to rubble, but if brains were dynamite, they wouldn't have enough to blow their noses.

But the best is the paranoid beach comber ex-scientist (who didn't age at all in 25 years). I love his "under the canoe" playhouse, where he stares wide-eyed at anything he sees, and whines incoherent gibberish hysterically.

There really was a decent original idea for a story, but the director throws so much extra stuff at you, it's buried under a Caribbean Sea of dead-end sub plots and meaningless banter. The story suggests an evil secret involving the creature, but instead of exploring this, you'll just see pointless padding, like the romance with an island beauty liking the knucklehead kid. The two scientists rekindling their dead marriage serves no purpose either.

I pity Craig T. Nelson, who took the thing seriously, and tried to make the most of his character. The director is to blame for the weak construction of the film which ends up being unintentionally funny. There are a few good moments involving the creature, but not enough. Most of the time you'll see the increasingly obvious red dye to simulate an attack, or the beast standing two feet away from a victim staring dumbly. Entertaining stuff, but as comedy, not horror.


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