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Release Date:
February 1972 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Our environment is doomed!
Plot:
From Earth's pollution a new monster is spawned. Hedorah, the smog monster, destroys Japan and fights Godzilla while spewing his poisonous gas to further the damage. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Godzilla arives with pick in hand to save Japan. See more (75 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Akira Yamauchi ... Dr. Toru Yano
Toshie Kimura ... Toshie Yano
Hiroyuki Kawase ... Ken Yano
Toshio Shiba ... Yukio Keuchi
Keiko Mari ... Miki Fujiyama
Yoshio Yoshida ... Gohei - a fisherman
Haruo Suzuki ... JSDF Officer
Yoshio Katsube ... JSDF Engineer
Susumu Okabe ... Announcer A
Kentaro Watanabe ... Announcer B
Wataru Ômae ... Police Officer
Tadashi Okabe ... Scientist
Shigeo Katô
Takuya Yuki ... Correspondent
Eisaburo Komatsu ... Non Commissioned Officer
Yukihiko Gondô ... Helicopter Pilot
Haruo Nakazawa ... Youth

Haruo Nakajima ... Godzilla
Kenpachirô Satsuma ... Hedorah (as Kengo Nakayama)
Yasuzô Ogawa
Kôji Uruki
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Peter Fernandez ... Yukio Keuchi (American version) (voice) (uncredited)
Bernie Grant ... Dr. Toru Yano (American version) (voice) (uncredited)
Barry Haigh ... Yukio Keuchi (voice) (uncredited)
Kenneth Harvey ... Gohei / Scientist / Helicopter Pilot (American version) (voice) (uncredited)
Chris Hilton ... JSDF Officer (voice) (uncredited)
Lucy Martin ... Toshie Yano (American version) (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Yoshimitsu Banno 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yoshimitsu Banno 
Takeshi Kimura  (as Kaoru Mabuchi)

Produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... executive producer
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer (American Version) (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Riichirô Manabe 
 
Cinematography by
Yôichi Manoda 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshitami Kuroiwa 
 
Production Design by
Yasuyuki Inoue 
 
Special Effects by
Teruyoshi Nakano .... director of special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Yôichi Manoda .... special effects cinematographer
 
Stunts
Haruo Nakajima .... stunt choreographer
 
Editorial Department
Eli Haviv .... editor: US version
 
Music Department
Guy Hemric .... lyrics: english version
 
Other crew
Salvatore Billitteri .... supervisor: English dubbing
Lee Kresel .... director: English dubbing
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gojira tai Hedorâ" - Japan (original title)
"Godzilla vs. Hedora" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
"Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster" - USA (recut version)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for sci-fi monster violence and brief mild language (re-rating) (2004)
Runtime:
85 min
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Certification:
USA:PG (re-rating) (2004) | USA:G (original rating) (1972) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Trivia:
When Godzilla chases down Hedorah near the end of the film, the director originally shot two different scenes. One had Godzilla chasing Hedorah on foot, the other had Godzilla flying after him. The flying scene was the one used in the final cut of the film, because the director thought a comical scene was needed to lighten up an otherwise dark film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Dr. Yano and Yukio are discussing going to rescue Ken, fish can be seen swimming in the aquarium behind them even though all the fish in it were destroyed by the acid mist a few minutes earlier.See more »
Quotes:
Yukio Keuchi:There's no place else to go and pretty soon we'll all be dead, so forget it! Enjoy yourself! Let's sing and dance while we can! Come on, blow your mind!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Save the EarthSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Godzilla arives with pick in hand to save Japan., 6 February 1999
Author: Guilala from Bridgewater, MA, USA

Japanese Pollution and alien mutation causes Hedorah, a huge smog monster to form. No, Captian Planet's on vacation, so Godzilla comes insted. They really have quite a funny battle and knock down a lot, I mean al ot, of cardboard buildings.

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