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Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993)

When an abused heiress grows to giant size because of her encounter with aliens, she decides to get revenge on her cheating husband and those who annoyed her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sheriff Denby
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While young heiress Nancy Archer is driving home from yelling at her husband who is with another woman at a motel, she is encountered by aliens that zap her with some kind of laser. As a result, Nancy finds herself growing to giant size everytime she gets angry. Her incredible anger makes her 50 feet tall and she's now a walking giant searching in a terrified town for her husband who is with his other woman. Written by <jcobra3@hotmail.com>

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People always called Nancy the little woman... They'll never do that again


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Release Date:

11 December 1993 (USA)  »

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15 Metros de Mulher  »

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Did You Know?


Paul Benedict, who plays a doctor hired to cure Nancy's gigantism, suffered for several years from acromegaly, an overproduction of growth hormone. It has been speculated that the producers knew of Benedict's former condition and that his casting was an in-joke. See more »


When Nancy lifts the roof off Honey Parker's nail salon, Honey and Harry are standing still. The next shot is of Harry diving under a sink some distance away. See more »


Nancy Archer: Don't be stupid your whole damn life. You're better than they are, you're smarter than they are, and you know more than you think.
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Stand Tall
Written by Andrew Gold and 'Gregory Prestopino (I)'
Performed by 'Gregory Prestopino (I)'
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ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN (TV) (Christopher Guest, 1993) **
12 May 2008 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

A smartly feminist reading of the 1958 camp classic is the basis of this made-for-TV remake which needlessly opens up the proceedings by adding some 25 minutes of “character development” – which, basically, means new personalities who further traumatize or assist the distressed titular female. Daryl Hannah has trouble coping with the ugly duckling part of the story but grows nicely into her role once the gigantic transformation comes along and in which she is curiously but attractively decked out in cavewoman garb!

Excepting the rather obnoxious Daniel Baldwin (as Hannah’s philandering husband), the rest of the cast is capable enough: Frances Fisher is Hannah’s helpful shrink, William Windom is her greedy tycoon father and, best of all, Cristi Conaway is Baldwin’s sexy mistress who practically changes to a more outrageous wig with every new scene she’s in; I knew nothing of her going in but, being sufficiently impressed I looked up her resume' on IMB and, what do you know, she was once married to an actor of presumably Maltese origins named Salvator Xuereb!!

This is all well and good, perhaps, but I still wouldn’t say that this is an improvement on the unjustly maligned original; for one thing, there are no giant aliens to be seen here and, worse still, the goofy fat deputy is (predictably, under the circumstances) replaced by a squeaky, tomboyish girl. The sheriff and his deputy are here depicted as being avid drive-in cinema-goers and, at one point, Hannah rips off the roof of a cinema which is screening the 1958 original! The new coda is also quite amusing: having been received inside the spaceship which caused her enormous growth, Hannah is joined by two other gigantic beauties who, sure enough, look upon their tiny hubbies as they go confessing to their various infidelities in interstellar group therapy!

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