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All Monsters Attack (1969)

Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru kaijû daishingeki (original title)
A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla's son, who is also having bully troubles.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomonori Yazaki ...
Ichirô Miki
Hideyo Amamoto ...
Shinpei Inami
Sachio Sakai ...
Bank Robber Senbayashi
Kazuo Suzuki ...
Bank Robber Okuda
Kenji Sahara ...
Kenkichi 'Tack' Miki (Ichiro's Father)
Machiko Naka ...
Ichirô no okâsan
Shigeki Ishida ...
The Landlord
Midori Uchiyama ...
Minira (voice)
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
Detective
Chôtarô Tôgin ...
Assistant Detective
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Train engineer
Yutaka Nakayama ...
Guy Painting Billboard
Ikio Sawamura ...
Bartender
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'Little Man' Machan ...
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Ichiro is a highly imaginative, but lonely, boy growing up in urban Tokyo. Every day he comes home to the empty apartment he shares with his railroad worker father and his restaurant hostess mother. His only friends are a toy maker name Shinpei Inami and a little girl named Sachicko. The only other kids that are around is a gang of kids led by a bully named Gabara. To escape his loneliness, Ichiro imagines that he is on Monster Island where he befriends Minya, the son of Godzilla. It is through his daydreams that he watches Godzilla and Minya fight other monsters, including one also named Gabara who is just as bad a bully as the one that is tormenting Ichiro. It is through these daydreams that he learns that it is okay to fight back and face his fears. These lessons also help him to outwit a couple of bumbling bank robbers as well as finally have the guts to stand up to Gabara and his gang. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Trivia

This was Yoshifumi Tajima's final appearance in a Showa Era film. His next, and final, series appearance was in the first film of the second Godzilla series, Godzilla 1985 (1984). See more »

Goofs

There is a proportional size problem with Godzilla and Ichiro (the boy). In this movie Ichiro is about the same height(a little shorter) as Minya (Godzilla's son) and Minya is just over half the height of Godzilla. This would put Godzilla in the 8-10 foot height range. However, in previous movies (1954), Godzilla's height was a minimum of 160' (50 meters). When the jet fighters attack Gozilla, they are about the length of his hand (about 40' or 12m). This would make Godzilla around 400-500' and thus Ichiro is a 200-250' boy. Of course this action takes place in a dream sequence so all aspects of reality may not be true. See more »

Quotes

Minya: Godzilla says that I should learn to fight my own battles, y'know.
Ichiro Miki: Against big guys?
Minya: Uh-huh.
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Follows Godzilla Raids Again (1955) See more »

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March of the Monsters
Performed by Crown Records
(U.S. Version Only)
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One of the best directed Godzilla movies
20 April 2003 | by (Monster Island) – See all my reviews

Amazing that people can review this movie and not have a clue as to what they are saying. How does that happen? Anyway, this is not the same kind of Godzilla movie all these "critics" want- they want Godzilla stomping on cities and fighting monsters. This is a very personal story, told about a young boy who is home alone for much of the time. Godzilla exists in his world only on film and in his imagination. Well directed and good lessons to be learned- Ichiro never becomes the bully he defeats, as he knows to take responsibility for his actions. Mostly, I think the Godzilla fans who hate this film so vehemently are jealous Ichiro gets to hang out on Monster Island! PS- only ONE kid in the entire Godzilla movie series is named Ken.


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