MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,961 this week

Giant of the 20th Century (1977)
"Yeti - Il gigante del 20° secolo" (original title)

4.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.5/10 from 160 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 6 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

(as Frank Kramer)

Writers:

(story), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 116 titles
created 13 Sep 2012
 
Vus
a list of 783 titles
created 18 Oct 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 18 Jan 2014
 
a list of 336 titles
created 06 Apr 2014
 
a list of 48 titles
created 21 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Giant of the 20th Century (1977)

Giant of the 20th Century (1977) on IMDb 4.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Giant of the 20th Century.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Snowbeast (TV Movie 1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes.

Director: Herb Wallerstein
Stars: Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux, Robert Logan
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A plane flight carrying a college football team crashes in the Himalayas. Surviving the crash was only part of their problem. Trying not to become a meal for the monster lurking in the mountains will be their greater challenge.

Director: Paul Ziller
Stars: Marc Menard, Carly Pope, Adam O'Byrne
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, Maureen Connell
Rage of the Yeti (TV Movie 2011)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A quest for riches becomes a fight for survival after treasure hunters find snow monsters on a mountain in the Arctic.

Director: David Hewlett
Stars: David Chokachi, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Yancy Butler
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Giant spiders from another dimension invade Wisconsin.

Director: Bill Rebane
Stars: Steve Brodie, Barbara Hale, Robert Easton
Abominable Snowman (TV Movie 2013)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Friends go on a snowy adventure and come face to face with a deadly creature.

Director: Marko Mäkilaakso
Stars: Chuck Campbell, Adrian Paul, Lauren O'Neil
Bigfoot (Video 2006)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

In a place, where man and nature have co-existed for years. Man has finally overstepped his bounds and nature is fighting back.

Director: Bob Gray
Stars: Todd Cox, Liza Foster, Bob Gray
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When Ygor brings the monster to Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein for care, Ludwig gets the idea of replacing the monster's current criminal brain, with a normal brain.

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy
Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Larry Talbot chips Frankenstein's monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures do battle.

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill
Waking Life (2001)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelei Linklater
Eraserhead (1977)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonella Interlenghi ...
Jane (as Phoenix Grant)
Mimmo Craig ...
Yeti (as Mimmo Crao)
Jim Sullivan ...
Herbie
Tony Kendall ...
Cliff Chandler
Edoardo Faieta ...
Morgan Hunnicut (as Eddie Faye)
John Stacy ...
Prof. Henry Wassermann
...
(as Steve Elliot)
Loris Bazzocchi ...
(as Loris Bazoky)
Donald O'Brien ...
Sgt. Stricker
Aldo Canti ...
The Killer (as Al Canti)
Francesco D'Adda ...
Secretary
Giuseppe Mattei ...
Kowarsky
Claudio Zucchet ...
Barto
Stefano Cedrati ...
TV operator
Agostino Scuderi
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 December 1977 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Giant of the 20th Century  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1981) (video)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jane: [Last Lines] Yeti, Boy, Girl... Thank you, but please, go away. Go away. This world is not for you. Go back to the wilderness, to the mountains, where life was like you knew it. Goodbye, Yeti.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Movie Macabre: Yeti The Giant of the 20th Century (1985) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not nearly as bad as it looks
22 December 2008 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Being a giant monster fan, me seeing "Yeti" was an absolute must, especially after hearing so much about it. Thanks to the good 'ol bootleg market I was able to find a copy pretty easily, and was happily surprised upon watching that this flick was actually, dare I say, decent.

Decent for what it is, actually, namely a cheesy giant-monster flick. It kicks in pretty quickly as Yeti is found pretty much immediately, and we get introduced to various characters. They consist of some sleazy ones, some good ones, and a girl who is pretty much one of the most downright strikingly beautiful girls in any cheesy sci-fi film, by far.

Yeti looks like a long-haired guy straight out of the original Woodstock concert, and really, he's not that bad of a dude, especially after being introduced to the world in some kind of funky cage-like thing. Godzilla he is not - despite his rude awakening, he doesn't even rampage (actually he rarely destroys anything in the whole picture), but kinda just looks puzzled while trying to figure things out. Yeti seems to understand English pretty nicely (my copy was dubbed in English) and he knows who the good guys and bad guys are.

However, we want to see the giant Yeti do his thing, and he's pretty much in the whole movie, and in typical low-budget fashion, he seems to change size a lot depending on the scene and there's even a bunch of the "fake legs" shots of him just standing there.

Yes, the special effects aren't the greatest, but there are definitely some good ones here. A scene where Yeti smashes through a warehouse is done very well, and in another, he uses the windows of a building as "ladder steps" to climb down from the top of it - shattering each window with his foot and often shocking the occupants inside - in one sequence that really looks much, much better than it should in such a "bad" movie.

"Yeti" never stoops as low as say, "A.P.E." does. Actually the only time it even comes close to genuine silliness is when the beautiful girl causes Yeti's nipple to become erect and he lifts his eyebrow in an "oh yeah baby" manner. But even this isn't that bad, and kinda even gets a laugh out of the viewer.

The movie is pretty long for this kind of thing, but surprisingly enough it doesn't get boring - the story is actually good, and just watching this utterly gorgeous actress on screen will make any male viewer happy.

"Yeti" may not be in the upper echelon of giant monster flicks, but it is definitely better than other King Kong '76 rip-offs like "A.P.E." and "Queen Kong" by very far.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where can i buy yeti? thorns
toe strangulation heybacchus
Screened in Savannah, Ga. on 6 Jan. 2010, and WOW. Stuart Gardner
Poor actor who played Herbie... flyoverland
Discuss Giant of the 20th Century (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?