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Village of the Giants (1965)

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Delinquent teen-agers ingest a substance and grow thirty feet tall, then proceed to take over a small town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mike
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Horsey
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Merrie
Robert Random ...
Rick (as Bob Random)
Gail Gilmore ...
Elsa
Tisha Sterling ...
Jean
Tim Rooney ...
Pete
Kevin O'Neal ...
Harry
Charla Doherty ...
Nancy
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Red
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Genius (as Ronny Howard)
The Beau Brummels ...
Themselves / Singers
Ron Elliott ...
Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
Ron Meagher ...
Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
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Storyline

Mike thinks he's hit the jackpot when his girlfriend Nancy's kid brother, who they call Genius, creates a growth compound that results in animals growing to huge proportions. A group of delinquents led by Fred has come to town and when they get their hands the goo, as Genius calls it, their giant size make them unstoppable. While Genius tries to recreate the formula, Mike and other teenagers in town, serve the giants. Genius simply can't reproduce the formula but fortunately comes up with the next best thing. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

20 October 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade dos Gigantes  »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Pathécolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Exteriors were shot on the Columbia Studios backlot (now part of the Warner Bros. Backlot), the same lot as the exteriors for the TV series Bewitched (1964) and I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Many scenes were shot on Courthouse Square at Universal Studios, which doubled as Hill Valley in Back to the Future (1985). See more »

Goofs

When the kids take the goo and begin to grow, their clothes start to tear and they become naked. However, the rubber band holding Jean's pony tail in place does not come undone as she grows. See more »

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Elsa: Dig that nitty-gritty!
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Excellent Camp/Features Vintage Beau Brummels
30 October 2002 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

I first saw this great campy film 20 years ago on TV and its got a great mixture of INTENTIONAL camp, the beginnings of a pre-hippy teen rebelliousness (1965), and some great music from Beau Brummels. The key to this film is not to take it seriously...the cast and crew didn't. "Genius" (Ron Howard) invents "GOO", a substance that turns rebel teens into giants who take over a village and the only hope is for Genius to find an antedote. He does just in time and it all works out in the end. But not before we get some giant ducks dancing to BBs live perfomance of "Woman" and other great pre-psychedelic background music. It's a trippy comedy of it's era. You can trash it, but then you miss the point. Also don't miss those sexy giant teen girls; when they grow their bikinis pop off.


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