A Guide to the Amphibians
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Lizards In Movies

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Lizards in Movies
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Holes  (2003)
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Some of these pictures and descriptions may give away plot details that you might not want to know before watching the film.
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The boss of a Texas work camp for juvenile delinquent boys carrys a pistol he says is only for Yellow-Spotted Lizards, which bite you and cause a slow and painful death, always. (And like most dangerous animals in movies, they bite for no reason at all.) The camp has signs warning about the lizards. We see him blow the head off one one night. They hang out in groups at the bottom of holes dug by the boys (which are too deep for them to get out of, so....) They are played by Beardon Dragons that have been painted, but when they attack they are computer-generated with fangs and frilles like a Frilled Lizard. It's no use complaining about the egregious inaccuracies regarding these lizards, it's best to see this entire film as nothing more than a family-friendly Disney fantasy. It's pretty safe to guess that since the author of the book on which the movie is based was also the movie's screenwriter, the lizards were similar to lizards that appear in the book. I haven't checked.


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