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The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Langan ...
Lt. Col. Glenn Manning (as Glen Langan)
Cathy Downs ...
William Hudson ...
Larry Thor ...
James Seay ...
Frank Jenks ...
Truck Driver
Russ Bender ...
Richard Kingman (as Russell Bender)
Hank Patterson ...
Jimmy Cross ...
Sergeant at Reception Desk
June Jocelyn ...
Stanley Lachman ...
Lt. Cline
Harry Raybould ...
MP at Main Gate
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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Growing...! Growing...! Growing...! To a Giant! to a Monster! When will it stop? See more »

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

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When the Sgt. brings Manning his dinner in the tent and Manning takes the platter from him the Sgt. is seen looking at a newspaper but in the next scene he is seen taking the paper out of his pocket and unfolding it. See more »

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Manning: Perhaps it isn't I who's growing, but it's everyone who's shrinking!
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One of Mr BIG's better movies
16 February 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I have seen The Amazing Colossal Man several times and is one of Mr BIG's better movies.

As a plane crashes just before an atomic test at Camp Desert Rock, Glenn Manning goes to see if there are any survivors despite the danger. The bomb goes off and he gets caught right in the middle of the blast. He suffers 90% burns but doctors are very baffled when they take his bandages off to find him without any scars at all. Gradually, he increases in size and eventually, he goes on the rampage through Las Vagas and kills Major Lindstrom when he injects him with a formula to reduce him in size with the needle. Manning is shot by the Military and falls into the Colorado River but is not dead...

One of the better parts of the movie is where Manning kills the Major with the needle he was going to inject him with.

The cast includes Glenn Langan as Manning and 50's sci-fi regulars Cathy Downs (The She Creature), Russ Bender (It Conquered the World) and James Seay (Killers From Space). Most of the cast are used to fighting giant creatures looking at other sci-fi movies they were in at this time.

Despite the low budget, this movie was fun to watch.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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