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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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Steve Karnes
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Prof. James Bickford
John Turner ...
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Jean Trevethan
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Dr. Sampson, the Paleontologist
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Henri Vidon ...
Tom Trevethan
Leonard Sachs ...
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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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Trivia

Lots of Beatles connections in this movie. Jessie Robbins, who played Aunt Jessie in Magical Mystery Tour, is in a scene drinking tea while the radio reports are airing. Norm Rossington, who played Norm in A Hard Day's Night, is one of the men killed in the car when the Beast tosses it into the Thames. Last, in the scenes showing a deserted London, one of the streets is the block of flats the Beatles live in at the start of Help. See more »

Goofs

When Karnes finishes dissecting the fish, which he suspects might be contaminated by radiation, he washes his hands in a nearby sink. However, a moment earlier, he takes his pocket knife, which he has been using to cut the fish, folds it and puts it back in his pants pocket without wiping it off or cleaning it. See more »

Quotes

Steve Karnes: [looking at the instrument plate] This is very impressive, but I'm not going to perform surgery... I'm going to cut a fish.
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Spoofed in The Naked Monster (2005) See more »

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Other subtitle for US release?
20 November 1999 | by (Santa Ana, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was 9 years old and it was the scariest movie I'd ever seen. I vividly recall the scenes of terrified people running from the monster and being melted by the radiation waves emitted by the beast!

I watched the movie again last year and still found it compelling, albeit in a low budget way. I remember the sub-head, or perhaps the trailer to be "It came from the sea." Or, perhaps I was hiding under the sheets and didn't hear it correctly.


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