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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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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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Revenge of the Colossal Man  »

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The final scene of the film, lasting less than one minute, is in color. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sgt. Luis Murillo: Giants can run fast. They have long legs.
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I was scared, but I was an infant!
29 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is the story of how "War of the Colossal Beast" made an imprint on my life. I saw it when I was almost 2. I remember my parents lying in bed, dead asleep to the world and their bedroom tv was on. I remember being in my crib (I remember the bars!) and being thirsty so I picked up my bottle but there wasn't any water in it. I remember looking at their tv and I remember seeing this giant with one eyeball and big teeth... growling!!! It had my attention. After that, the Star Spangled Banner played and the tv went to the snowy picture. My parents, by the way, never budged. To be honest, my mom was snoring. I was scared out of my skin. I cried and threw my bottle at their bed. I think I hit my dad because my dad stirred, sleepily leaned over and turned the tv off. I sat in the dark! I was afraid that the giant with the one eyeball and big teeth that was growling was going to come through the window and get me and my parents didn't care because they stayed asleep!!! As I grew older, I could not be in the room alone if the Star Spangled Banner on tv played and the station was signing off. I used to scream like crazy. The older I got though, I controlled the screaming but I grew anxious, broke out in a cold sweat and demanded to change channels. Now that digital and satellite cable has arrived, I can look at the Amazing Colossal Beast and laugh at the cheap special effects because I know the tv wont play the Star Spangles Banner and trun to snow. The moral of the story is: no matter how cheesy and bad you think a sci-fi movie from the 50's is, don't leave your infants or toddlers in front of them. Lord knows what they will remember and Lord knows how it will effect their psyche!!!


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