|Copyright 1962 Fairway International.
| Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'
- Eegah - Richard Kiel! Ancient caveman, the only water available to him was full of sulfur and it evidently prolonged his life. Needed to grow a bulletproof vest and gills to survive this movie.
- Roxy - It's the old "woman in her thirties trying to pass for a teenager" gag! I love that one!
- Tom - Fugly guy (verified through several female sources) who is Roxy's boyfriend. With his singing voice you have to wonder if he cracks more mirrors or glasses each day. I'm taking bets.
- Mr. Miller - Roxy's wealthy father. Not great at photography, not great at writing, not so good at walking either.
- Boredom - As much a star of this film as the four jokers listed above.
|Eegah? More like YEE GODS! Repeated over and over in mockery of that female parrot in your high school play. Good Lord what did the human race do to deserve this movie?
Few things make me shudder like a really horrid song, call it the artist in me screaming for a true and final death, but guitars should require a background check and waiting period. For some strange reason you will look forward to Tom flaying the musical beast, they tend to be the few times you are not bored to tears. Okay, enough advertising masochism for now, the next sentence (or paragraph, depends how creative I can get) will describe the plot.
It turns out a towering caveman (read: unwashed Richard Kiel wearing an animal carcass) has been dwelling in the desert near Palm Springs since the dawn of time. By a freak accident (read: the plot) Roxy is the first modern human to encounter him, although "almost running him down because the stupid Neanderthal is standing in the middle of the road" is more accurate. Mr. Miller decides to go looking for the living fossil and does indeed meet Eegah. Unfortunately he trips during the encounter and manages to inflict the same amount damage on himself that you would expect when jumping off a two story building onto concrete. When dad fails to show up the two lovers go looking for him in the dune buggy.
Of course Eegah grabs Roxy when her hideous boyfriend isn't looking and carries the girl back to his cave. There she finds dad, looking like he went three rounds with Mike Tyson, and a number of mummified cavemen! It's only a matter of time before the hulking brute grows tired of introducing Roxy to his dead ancestors and making her drink sulfur water. He realizes that this is a woman and he should do, um, something with her. Everyone knows that after being sexually inactive for several hundred years it takes some time to get back in a groove, but right after he decides ripping her clothes off is a good start Tom shows up. Talk about a mood breaker!
Despite a knuckle biting chase with everyone in the dune buggy and the caveman on foot the movie doesn't stop there, it just keeps on giving. You still get to watch what happens when Eegah follows the trio into Palm Springs.
|Things I Learned From This Movie:|| |
- Musicians take their sacred oaths using Elvis Presley albums vice bibles.
- Gas station attendants are expert trackers.
- Falling down on soft sand will knock you unconscious and break your arm.
- Women do not mind when their boyfriends sing about other girls.
- When people are having fun they say, "Weeee!"
- Daffodils grow wild in arid regions.
- False beards are hard to cut.
- All the hip kids bring their parents to parties.
- 2 mins - One has to wonder how Egyptologists feel about painting movie credits on mummies.
- 4 mins - Hehehe! Someone is shining a spotlight in front of that car to emulate the headlights, but why?
- 14 mins - Obviously a remote area, there are bulldozer tracks everywhere.
- 16 mins - I don't know why Eegah being frightened by the helicopter makes me laugh, it just does.
- 26 mins - Your girlfriend's name is "Roxy" you moron, not "Vicki" or "Valerie."
- 35 mins - Eegah and Ro-Man are roommates it seems.
- 42 mins - Where did that big bone come from? Did he kill a cow, um, that was living in the desert?
- 47 mins - Horny toads!
- 90 mins - Genesis, chapter four, verse thirty-two?
| ||Audio clips in wav format||SOUNDS||Starving actors speak out|| |
||Mr. Williams: "Honey, a prehistoric monster is a rather large order to swallow." |
Roxy: "Dad, I didn't say he was a monster, he was a giant! You know, a caveman!"
||Mr. Williams: "Eegah!" |
Roxy: "Is that his name?"
Mr. Williams: "It might be, that's the word he says most of the time."
||Roxy: "I'm not going to leave you to get your head bashed in, my father didn't raise me that way."
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Reply #25. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by nozmo
If anyone knows if there is a Museum of Bad Hair
I want to nominate Arch Hall Jr. to the Bad Hair Hall of Fame!!
Reply #26. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Lois
The weirdest part of this movie is Roxy trying to avoid Eegah's advances while her old man reassures her, basically, that the caveman isn't such a bad guy, really, once you get to know him and he's only trying to be friendly. I think it's a not-so-subtle hint that he'd rather have her marry Eegah than her pasty, strange-haired boyfriend, and can you blame him? At least Eegah won't be playing that awful guitar.
Reply #27. Posted on June 28, 2004, 07:59:22 PM by night heron
Richard kiele was better off playing JAWS in two james bound movies he looks terrible with a beard and after you see the movie you will scream EGAAGH
Reply #28. Posted on August 05, 2004, 02:16:00 PM by thunderbird
Why did they called it EGAAH? was it the sound most people made while they walked out of this mess? and the phonie beard looked dorky and by the end the whole audiance will scream EGAAH or UGHH to show what they think of it
Reply #29. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Allison
I saw the MST3K movie and that is the funniest movie i have ever seen...me and my friends watch it almost everytime we have a sleepover. we've practically memorized the whole thing. but yes it is a bad bad movie. you know with the incest toads, the random animals, and the director yelling "watch out for snakes." its just bad. but it still is the funniest movie i have ever seen in my entire life. but arch hall jr. is the ugliest man i have ever seen...and the stupidest. AND WHY IN GOD'S NAME IS ROXY'S HAIR SO POOFY?!
Reply #30. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by beka
Oh Eegah, how misunderstood you are.
It's such a shame to be rejected whilst competeing with the likes of Arch Hall Jr. who is truly one of the ugliest men in B-Movie history. When one thinks that he could have been a rock star....
This is undoubtely the funniest MST 3K movie, but you must be seasoned to listen to Arch's voice whining out "Roxy. Roxy". I suggest 5 years of sitting behind the piccillo.
Reply #31. Posted on June 06, 2005, 08:05:31 PM by giant claw
RICHARD KEIL was better playing the part of JAWS in those JAMES BOND movies i mean at least he had a good cast as a likeible villian and thos steel choppers i,ll bet he never will get a cavity
Reply #32. Posted on August 11, 2005, 01:59:44 PM by Alan
Where on Earth did Eegah get that haircut? I want one too!
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