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Village of the Giants (1965)

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

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Mike
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Merrie
Robert Random ...
Rick (as Bob Random)
Gail Gilmore ...
Elsa
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Jean
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Pete
Kevin O'Neal ...
Harry
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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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20 October 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade dos Gigantes  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "Teen Magazine" that Merrie (Joy Harmon) reads was an actual issue of the magazine published in July 1965. 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

Merrie: Oh don't make book on it. When Fred wants something, he usually gets it.
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Woman
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The Silly Side Of A Land Of Giants
2 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

A group of teenagers become giant sized.

Before this film, we had other "giant movies", such as The Incredible Shrinking Man, but a recent YouTube viewing of Village Of The Giants has made me wonder if "Village" is the best of the lot. It has a sense of B-Grade fun that is hard to capture on film...without looking too stupid that is. The dance scene alone, with the little boy grabbing the giant girl, makes the film a winner. And note the music for the dance scene.

Story elements, character names (Genius) and Ron Howard were all shifted into a Land Of The Giants (1968,ABC) episode called...Genius At Work.

Attention Hollywood: Don't remake this film today, "Village" is a product of the 1960s, it is about the 1960s mentality and 1960s music!

The film is a wonderfully casted and wonderfully scored knockout!


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