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The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  10 March 1958 (Sweden)
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Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body, he survives, and begins to grow in size. As he grows, his ... See full summary »

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Glenn Langan ...
Lt. Col. Glenn Manning (as Glen Langan)
Cathy Downs ...
William Hudson ...
Larry Thor ...
James Seay ...
Frank Jenks ...
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Russ Bender ...
Richard Kingman (as Russell Bender)
Hank Patterson ...
Jimmy Cross ...
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June Jocelyn ...
Stanley Lachman ...
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Harry Raybould ...
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Jean Moorhead ...
Woman in Bathtub
Scott Peters ...
Sgt. Lee Carter
Myron Cook ...
Capt. Thomas
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Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body, he survives, and begins to grow in size. As he grows, his heart and circulatory system fail to keep pace with his growth, and he is gradually losing his mind as a result of reduced blood supply to his brain. He reaches 50 feet tall before his growth is stopped. By this time he has become insane. He escapes and wreaks havoc upon Las Vegas before he is finally stopped. Written by Teresa E. Tutt <tuttt@rpi.edu>

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Not even the U.S. Army can keep her away from the man she loved--but only the U.S. Army can save her from the monster he became! See more »

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The Amazing Nth Man  »

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American International Pictures released this in a double feature with Cat Girl (1957). See more »

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Plutonium was used in the first A-bomb in 1945, not for the first time in the '50s. See more »

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Manning: What kind of sin could a man commit in a single lifetime to bring this upon himself?
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Amazing Colossal Mess
18 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon US) – See all my reviews

An Army colonel gets too close to an exploding plutonium bomb and like all creatures in the 1950s movies he begins to grow at an amazing rate to colossal proportions. This is much to the dismay of his girlfriend because, well, size does matter. But when your man is 50 feet tall it's ridiculous. But she still loves him even though he's way up there and she's way down here. He goes a little funny in the head and roams the countryside wearing a giant diaper because even the tall men's section has nothing in his size.

Amazing Colossal Man is ridiculous Bert I. Gordon nonsense with cheesy special effects concocted in a garage. Followed by War of the Colossal Beast which is equally stupid. The only way to have fun watching this is with the help of an illegal substance.


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