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Village of the Giants
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Director:
Writers:
H.G. Wells (novel)
Alan Caillou (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 October 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
See... a girl 200"-100"-200" swing a boy 6' small! See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (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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Runtime:
81 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Iceland:L | UK:PG (video)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Filmed in "Perceptovision".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Some shots of Merrie dancing reveal that Horsey is absent from her chest (they do not have a doll hanging off her shoulder straps for the effect). Also, when they show close-ups of the boy with the cowboy hat hanging from her chest, the other giant teens are absent.See more »
Quotes:
Horsey:[after Merrie escapes] Oh, she'll warn 'em. After her, quick!
Fatso:What do we do if we catch her?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Grindhouse (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
More BIG micro props, 31 March 2004
Author: InzyWimzy from Queens, NY

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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