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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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Cast

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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: What kind of sin could a man commit in a single lifetime to bring this upon himself?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) See more »

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The Earliest of All Giant Movies
19 July 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

If you ask me, I think the effects in this movie are far more convincing than the special effects in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman! All thought in some of the effects scenes the giant did looked a little transparent but not badly! Glenn Manning growing kinda reminded me about the Harryhausen hit, "20 Million Miles to Earth" Which the Ymir grows at an alarming rate from earth's air. After seeing The Amazing Colossal Man and it's sequel War of the Colossal Beast, I'm always wondering what would happen if Glenn Manning had come face to face with Gaira from "War of the Gargantuas"? Would it be a fair fight? They appear to be both the same size! I just can't decide who would probably win! I think The Amazing Colossal Man is a must have for all old sci-fi fans. I just enjoy it for what it is.


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