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War of the Colossal Beast (1958)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | June 1958 (USA)
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

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

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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Trivia

Throughout the movie Col. Manning says only one word: the name of his sister, "Joyce". See more »

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Glenn escapes from the Los Angeles Airport and turns up in Griffith Park. This means that a 60 foot disfigured giant moved through some of the most densely populated areas of California, including Los Angeles and Hollywood, without anyone noticing him. See more »

Quotes

Joyce Manning: Do you know what it's like, just sitting around waiting for news?
Maj. Mark Baird: You mind if I suggest a remedy? It's an old one , but it usually works. Find something else to occupy your mind. Do you have a job?
Joyce Manning: I write copy for an advertising agency .
Maj. Mark Baird: Now that should help you forget your troubles.
Joyce Manning: I can imagine myself going back to write all those tired old adjectives: "Tremendous," "Gigantic," "Colossal!" You know what they'd mean to me now, don't you? Glenn! A colossal freak, Major, and he's my brother!
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Referenced in The Dead Hate the Living! (2000) See more »

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I loved it
28 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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