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The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Behemoth the Sea Monster (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 3 March 1959 (USA)
Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur which threatens London.

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Prof. James Bickford
John Turner ...
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Jean Trevethan
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Storyline

The dumping of radioactive waste in the ocean disturbs a prehistoric monster than can project electric shocks and radioactive beams. After terrorizing the English coast, it is discovered that if the creature is destroyed with conventional weaponry it would spread a dangerous amount radioactive contamination over the entire country, with this fact preventing the military from attacking the monster as it nears London. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The helicopters in the movie are a us h-5 dragonfly helicopter and a H-19 with RAF markings. See more »

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A helicopter looking for the monster in the ocean is blown up by the radioactivity emitted by the monster. However, the helicopter that blows up--or, more accurately, the model of the helicopter that blows up--is a CH-34, a large troop-carrying chopper known as the "Chinook" which is an entirely different helicopter and much larger than the one that was shown searching for the monster just before it blew up. See more »

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Steve Karnes: [solemnly] One thing is sure. Something has happened here that isn't in the book. Something came out of the ocean and now has gone back into.
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Edited into FrightMare Theater: The Giant Behemoth (2016) See more »

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My favorite lizard monster movie!!
26 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of course it was cheesy. They all are; but it was very entertaining. I loved the beginning when the old man got fried. I thought the movie was well done, except they did the behemoth in a little too easy. I guess they were running into time constrictions. The submarine was a little sub-par for chasing a sea monster. They were lucky they didn't take a nose dive just going out in the water with it. It's too bad they didn't have the behemoth escape and come back in a sequel to commit more carnage on the human species! I dream of the day when someone with a brain remakes this with modern techniques without ruining the movie as they did with Godzilla. Besides that, I love the name: THE GIANT BEHEMOTH!!!


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