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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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giant | growing | duck | teenager | kidnapping | See more »

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It's the teen scene you've never seen! (1985 VHS release) It's the teen scene you've never seen! See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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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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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

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(Pathécolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in "Perceptovision". See more »

Goofs

When Mike (Tommy Kirk) walks off the courthouse steps to confront Fred (Beau Bridges), the shadow of a camera can be seen in the lower left corner for a few seconds. See more »

Quotes

Fred: Merrie! Get in there and watch that kid.
Merrie: But I wanna watch!
Fred: Don't worry. I'm gonna give you his head on a silver platter.
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Good drive-in fare
6 November 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Goofy, fun mid 60s has goo in the plot and on the brain. Teenagers go giant with a potion cooked up somehow by little Ron Howard. These giants love to go-go in sexy harem outfits that somehow grow to fit them. Tommy Kirk is, as usual, excellent and amusing -- I think he had real potention to become one of the best actors of his generation. This movie is a bit too cheezy to be exciting or scary, but it's worth a good laugh.


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