War of the Colossal Beast (1958)

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Glenn Manning, "The Amazing Colosasal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very hungry.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Fraser ...
Roger Pace ...
Duncan 'Dean' Parkin ...
Col. Glenn Manning (as Dean Parkin)
Russ Bender ...
Rico Alaniz ...
George Becwar ...
John Swanson
Robert Hernandez ...
Charles Stewart ...
Capt. Harris
June Jocelyn ...
Mrs. Edwards
John McNamara ...
Loretta Nicholson ...
Raymond Winston ...
Arthur Lang
Jack Kosslyn ...
George Navarro ...
Mexican Doctor
Bob Garnet ...
Pentagon Correspondent


A mysterious series of food truck robberies makes government officials doubt that the 60-foot tall Colossal Man is dead. He is discovered in a desolate mountain range in Mexico, insane and horribly disfigured. The military drugs him and transports him back to America where he promptly escapes and wreaks havoc on a city. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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The towering terror from hell!


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Revenge of the Colossal Man  »

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The producers decided to use the very heavy make up on Duncan 'Dean' Parkin as a way to disguise the fact that a different actor was playing Col. Manning, especially since in a dream sequence flashing back to the original film featured Glenn Langan, the star of that film. See more »


Maj. Baird says the Colorado River, where the Colossal Man fell into at the end of the first movie, is a mile deep in some points. The deepest the river gets is just over 100 feet. See more »


Dr. Carmichael: There's nothing in our directives about a 60 foot giant!
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Referenced in Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (2001) See more »

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I loved it
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I saw this movie when I was a kid, and then again last year, 2000, on AMC's MonsterFest Halloween week. A sequel to The Amazing Colossal Man has the giant alive and well. His face, being disfigured by his being attacked and the fall off of Hoover Dam in the original, scared the crap outta me when I was a kid. The sounds he made were scary for kids too. It may not be the special effects extravaganza that we see in todays movies but hey, I really enjoyed this movie. If you're a fan of the old monster flicks, watch this one.

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