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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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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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All the kids grow 10 feet tall... and TAKE OVER! See more »

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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

The music during the intro is "The Last Race" by Jack Nitzche (1965) and was reworked for the musical intro to Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" (Grindhouse, 2007). See more »

Goofs

When the giants shrink back to normal size, the amount of fabric they clutch to preserve their modesty is less than it should be. See more »

Quotes

Horsey: How do you like those ducks?
Red: Barbecued. That's how I like them.
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Referenced in Grindhouse (2007) See more »

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Woman
by Ron Elliott
Performed by the The Beau Brummels
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31 March 2004 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

What did I not like about this movie? Tommy Kirk in summerwear, a smug Beau Bridges, Ron Howard going the Bill Mumy route, and typical teens roaming free and checking the scene...he's so gone, Jasper!!

Besides go-go dancing, booty shaking, and cleavageploitation, this one has some moments, but some parts just drag and stall. See the plastic breasts gag and you just laugh seeing a guy hanging off of them! The music is definitely dated, but has a neat psychedelic feel; probably the only thing going for it. After awhile, I screamed in utter agony, "Enough dancing already!" The sheriff, played by Joe Turkel, also appears as a blackmailing beatnik in BIG's Tormented!. Why is it in his negotiation scene with Beau and the gang, his voice was noticeably faded out? Great editing John Bushelman!! I really wished Tommy fell into the water filled basement without turning the electricity OFF! Hey, isn't the town square the same universal lot where they shot the town of Hill Valley from Back to the Future? I recognized that clock tower!!

I'm going to have 10 buckets of mini-wings right now.


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