Godzilla 1985 (1984)
"Gojira" (original title)

PG  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  23 August 1985 (USA)
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Thirty years after the original monster's rampage, a new Godzilla emerges and attacks Japan.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Tanaka ...
Goro Maki
Yasuko Sawaguchi ...
Naoko Okumura
Yôsuke Natsuki ...
Dr. Hayashida
Keiju Kobayashi ...
Shin Takuma ...
Hiroshi Okumura
Eitarô Ozawa ...
Finance Minister Kanzaki
Taketoshi Naitô ...
Takegami, Chief Cabinet Secretary
Mizuho Suzuki ...
Foreign Minister Emori
Junkichi Orimoto ...
Director-General of the Defense Agency
Hiroshi Koizumi ...
Geologist Minami
Kei Satô ...
Chief Editor Gondo
Takenori Emoto ...
Desk Editor Kitagawa
Sho Hashimoto ...
Captain of Super X
Nobuo Kaneko ...
Home Affairs Minister Isomura
Kunio Murai ...
Secretary Henmi


A reporter investigates the disappearance of a ship. He finds the ship and discovers that all the hands have been killed by a giant sea louse except for one. The lone survivor then tells the reporter that the ship was attacked by Godzilla (Gojira). Fearing a panic, the Japanese government then takes the survivor into custody to keep him from revealing that Godzilla has returned. However, a Soviet nuclear submarine is destroyed and the situation puts them and the United States on the brink of nuclear war, until the Japanese decide to come clean and admit that it was Godzilla. Soon the Japan and the rest of the world are on red alert as they wait for Godzilla to begin his rampage anew. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Release Date:

23 August 1985 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)


$4,000,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kenpachirô Satsuma had suffered grueling injuries while playing Godzilla, including a sharp wire in the suit's leg chewing on his thigh (and thus shouting for help inside the suit as a scene was to be shot), and sharp staples from pyrotechnic explosives trickling into his suit and down his feet when the back was left open (Satsuma was very angry with the SPFX crew about this, having warned them to "Wait until I am fully sealed in the suit!" The crew was more careful at this point). After production, Satsuma lost a lot of weight (similar to how Haruo Nakajima lost 20 pounds after he first played Godzilla). See more »


Godzilla changes sizes many times over the course of the movie. See more »


Dr. Hayashida: [English export version] Okumura, you saw a monster?
Hiroshi Okumura: That's right. Professor, I've told my story, so many times. I told, the police, Maritime Security, but none of them seem to believe a word!
Dr. Hayashida: That's natural. Not everyday, monsters appear.
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The Japanese version is better!
28 December 1998 | by (Black Crater) – See all my reviews

I seen both the International and Asian versions of this.If you do NOT want Ramond Burr's preaching nor Dr. Pepper lovin' hicks, stick to the original Japanese version.I personally like the original version myself.

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