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Village of the Giants -- A band of teenagers arrive at a town where they are astonished to find some ducks wandering around which are six times bigger than normal. The extraordinary growth has been caused by a strange product invented by a 12-year-old.


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H.G. Wells (novel)
Alan Caillou (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 October 1965 (USA) See more »
It's the teen scene you've never seen! (1985 VHS release) It's the teen scene you've never seen! See more »
Delinquent teen-agers ingest a substance and grow thirty feet tall, then proceed to take over a small town. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Giant cats, giant teens.. giant laughs.. See more (40 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tommy Kirk ... Mike

Johnny Crawford ... Horsey

Beau Bridges ... Fred

Joy Harmon ... Merrie
Robert Random ... Rick (as Bob Random)
Gail Gilmore ... Elsa
Tisha Sterling ... Jean
Tim Rooney ... Pete
Kevin O'Neal ... Harry
Charla Doherty ... Nancy

Toni Basil ... Red

Ron Howard ... Genius (as Ronny Howard)
The Beau Brummels ... Themselves / Singers
Ron Elliott ... Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
Ron Meagher ... Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
Declan Mulligan ... Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
John Peterson ... Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
Sal Valentino ... Himself (as The Beau Brummels)
Freddy Cannon ... Singer
Mike Clifford ... Singer

Hank Jones ... Chuck
Jim Begg ... Fatso
Debi Storm ... Cora

Rance Howard ... Deputy
Vicki London ... Georgette

Joe Turkel ... Sheriff (as Joseph Turkel)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Orangey ... Giant Cat (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Go-Go Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Bert I. Gordon 
Writing credits
H.G. Wells (novel "The Food of the Gods")

Alan Caillou (screenplay)

Bert I. Gordon (screen story)

Produced by
Bert I. Gordon .... producer
Original Music by
Jack Nitzsche 
Cinematography by
Paul Vogel (director of photography) (as Paul C. Vogel)
Film Editing by
John A. Bushelman  (as John Bushelman)
Art Direction by
Franz Bachelin 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Bob Benton)
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair styles supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Frank Caffey .... production manager
Curtis Mick .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James A. Rosenberger .... assistant director (as Jim Rosenberger)
Carl 'Major' Roup .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ross Wheat .... special prop constructor
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound recordist (as John Carter)
Arthur Cornell .... sound effects (as Jack Cornall)
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Herman E. Townsley .... special effects (as Herman Townsley)
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Bert I. Gordon .... special visual effects
Flora M. Gordon .... special visual effects (as Flora Gordon)
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Morris .... camera operator (as Tom Morris)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leah Rhodes .... costumer
Music Department
Jack Nitzsche .... conductor
Charles Paley .... music editor
Other crew
Toni Basil .... choreographer
Joseph E. Levine .... presenter
Marvin Paige .... talent coordinator
Dorothy Yutzi .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
81 min
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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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 »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Genius:[about the chemicals he's mixed] They're not compatible. This is supposed to blow up. I wonder why it doesn't?
Nancy:You and I aren't going to be very compatible either, Genius, if you don't get out of here.
Genius:I wonder what you see in her.
Mike:I don't know either. But, uh, whatever it is, I like it.
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Referenced in Grindhouse (2007)See more »
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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Giant cats, giant teens.. giant laughs.., 7 October 2000
Author: purrna from Long Island, NY

Interesting movie that I first saw on TNT a few years ago. The writing and effects do leave a lot to be desired but this was actually a fun movie to watch if you don't try and take it too seriously. Lots of laughs at some of the gags and moments that this movie takes. And the music.. oh brother. ha ha.

While some of the giant animals like the dog, cat and ducks look really bad and you can tell that its like a split screen zoom up close effect thing they are going for , those type of scenes and moments could have really worked using todays technology. The ideas for this movie were there and with a good script I really believe this would have been one of the best fantasy/sci fi/comedy spoof type movies made. (Potentially) But unfortunately what we do get is giant cats that exit through the door never to be seen again, giant dogs that can't enter the room at all, giant wooden legs in the middle of a road as cheap built motorcycles circle around. And Ron Howard in a role I'm sure he would rather soon forget he did.

The plot itself was silly. 4 trouble making teens enter a town only to steal some growth formula invented by before mentioned Ron Howards character. Lots of giant kids run loose and tell everyone they are in charge now. But all they seem to do is sit around a lot in a huge auditorium and eat. Lots of sexual innuendo (including a breast ride on one of the giant female teens as she tries to dance with someone) and bad jokes like midgits at the end showing up hoping for some of the formula.

Funny movie but if it was written well and even remade to todays effects could be a great movie all together.

2 1/2 stars in my book. Has a lot of potential and you have to take into effect when it was made.

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Joy Harmon is smoking hot! knox88-2
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