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Killdozer
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Format: VHS Tape
Beleve it or not, there were a number of good made for tv movies made during the 70's. This was one of them.

The idea for the story is a good one. An unknown unseen life-

force, alien to our earth. Is accidentaly released from its milleniums of slumber. It starts attacking by entering a bulldozer brought by a constrution crew sent to build some sort of project on a remote island.

The rest of the movie is spent with the crew trying to stay alive, while fighting this unseen evil force.

This type of plot device,(murderous machines) was popularized by Steven Spielberg's breakthrough tv movie "Duel", also made in the 70's.

While not a great movie,(only 3 stars). Its still would be a nice addition to any collector's library.

Hopefully it will become available on dvd or vhs.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This is a very nice print of a really classic TV movie. The actors are top notch, the script by Theodore Sturgeon is terrific (mainstream science fiction author), and the bulldozer is super! ( See comments for discussion of Sturgeon's contribution to Star Trek TOS.) This movie features a simple plot, is cheaply made, but yet it is very effective.
You'll want to watch this one over again. I hadn't seen it for about 25 years. It still looks and feels fresh.
You can't compare it to "Duel". Speilberg didn't direct this film, but "Killdozer" is at least a distant cousin.
Definitely worth a look. Usual no frills Universal DVR presentation.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2007
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Man, in my quest to find all the movies that I watched and loved as a child this is one that I have look for forever. WHY ISN'T THIS ON DVD!!!!!

The whole idea of an alien possessed bulldozer is beyond belief, but it is great fun to watch. The cast sells it well and really it is one of the better sci-fi/horror movies that T.V. gave us during the 70's,besides Clint Walker is one great hero.

LET'S GET THIS ON DVD, NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2013
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This has been well worth the wait since I initially saw it as a made-for-TV thriller back in the day. In the great tradition of THE CAR, CHRISTINE and that creepy Stephen King-directed movie about alien possessed trucks and vehicles and the people held up in a convenience store, we get this creepy tale about a relentless killing monstrosity picking off a construction crew, one by one, on a deserted island. Is it flashy? No. Great acting? No. But there's just something about this effectively well-made little thriller that up adds up to a total enjoyment package for me, a fan of this type of entertainment. Like I said at the beginning, it was well worth the wait!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2007
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Clint Walker's stoic style has been admired since his days as Cheyenne Bodie. The Cat D-9G featured in this movie was long reconized as one of the early powerhouses of the earth moving industry. It's a great flick to watch with some of your heavy equipment buddies even though some of the scenes are a bit hokey. It will help to have a few shots of tequila to get the most enjoyment and have some great laughs from this film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2013
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Killdozer is a slow moving vehicle in more than one way: as the titular killer vehicle it moves cumbersomely yet inexorably toward the workmen on an island development; as a story the pace plods. What happens in this movie doesn't happen quickly and can be seen for the most part a mile off, even as the men can usually see (and hear) the possessed bulldozer from afar. Still, this macabre piece of equipment (genuinely threatening in its own right) manages to surprise the workers from time to time, gaining an unexpected upper hand. The tension in the movie is allowed to build slowly with a foreman who has battled the bottle and is under constant suspicion from his underlings. Still, once enough dudes die the evidence of the killing machine is filled in all and it is a fight for survival against long, if not slow, odds.

This old made-for-TV movie doesn't contain the types of chills that one normally associates with horror movies; it takes its unnerving attitude from the feel of a good Twilight Zone episode (reality has been tweaked just a bit and all one can do is survive it) and one of the great things about it is that it doesn't bother trying to explain the phenomena. An enjoyable but ultimately thin piece of movie making.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2010
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While this isn't one of the really great horror movies it certainly is good entertainment. I liked it enough that I recorded it from tv onto a vhs tape the last time I saw it (some 20-25 years ago). One added benefit to getting it from broadcast television is the inclusion of some classic commercials from the time including one by the 'California Raisins' and a potato chip commercial starring Justin Wilson. The premise of a bulldozer running amok and trying to kill people may sound squirrelly at first, but it really works in the movie. The movements of the blade almost convince you the machine is thinking and planning its moves. One last note of interest: this flick doesn't use cgi, it doesn't use 'claymation(tm)', it doesn't use anything other than actors and real machinery! The director did a bang-up job of creating an atmosphere of believability. If you can find this hidden gem, buy it.

Note: Not related to this movie. In the mid-1070's I saw a flick about a black Camaro that chased some guys down after they caused it to run off the road. The owner of the Camaro was a girl who picked up a keychain with a troll on it from a flea market before the wreck, then ended up in the hospital as a result of the wreck. The keychain was still in the ignition and the troll commandeered the car and began seeking revenge. It was a lot like "The Car" in that nobody was driving the Camaro. I don't remember the name of the movie but am hoping somebody else will. Any replies will be appreciated.

Update 11-7-13
Thanks to some replies I found "Crash!", the movie I was searching for. Unfortunately, the transfer was horrible and much of the flick was difficult to watch. Maybe someday it will receive a decent treatment and release. Also, I bought the DVD release of "KillDozer" and just watched it last week. The transfer was adequate but not spectacular; a result, I suppose, of this being a made-for-tv movie with a limited market appeal. Still spooky the way they made that dozer blade move. My wife was unimpressed with the idea of a murdering machine, so I won't even try getting her to watch the Camaro going on a rampage - lol. I guess The Walking Dead has jaded her a bit and made her less susceptible to being scared, although The Exorcist will do it every time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 20, 2013
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It had been about 25 years since I saw Killdozer and was a bit nervous that it wouldn't be that good and more of a show that I enjoyed when I was little. I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy it 25 years later. There's just something about heavy equipment running amuk. Both of my boys like construction toys and watching the real thing, so they really enjoy watching Killdozer. The great thing is that there's no blood and gore and no profanity, so i don't have to worry about them watching it. Fr them it's big machines driving around and for me it's a good memory of my childhood. It may be a made-on-demand DVD, but it still is fine quality video and sound. If you liked Killdozer years ago, revisit it. You will be glad you did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 27, 2014
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I gave this movie 5 stars because it is a classic. You see Robert Urich as a young man and Clint Walker in what has to be one of his later roles. There are no fancy special effects and the plot isn't tangled, but it's a fun movie to watch and good for all audiences.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2014
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here is a very good tv movie to watch staring clint walker i was hopping it would come out on dvd ive seen this movie when it first came on tv years ago.
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