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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.



(earlier screenplay), (teleplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hamilton Cobb
Dr. Theodora Cushing
Cristi Conaway ...
Louise 'Honey' Parker (as Christi Conaway)
Dr. Victor Loeb
Sheriff Denby
Victoria Haas ...
Deputy Charlotte 'Charlie' Spooner
Mr. Ingersol
Kye Benson ...
Alien Woman #2
Second Man
Prospector Eddie
Ben Cleaveland ...
Co-pilot #1


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


Comedy | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

11 December 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

15 Metros de Mulher  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The catering van in the dinner scene reads Arkoff and Corman, Industrial Caterers, a reference to American International Pictures producer Samuel Z. Arkoff and director Roger Corman (neither of whom was involved in the original Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958), which was released by Allied Artists). See more »


Real-world shots of crowds running scared in the streets do not match the shots of Nancy walking down the empty model streets. Some of the model buildings are noticeably different, too. See more »


Harry Archer: What made her grow like that?
Dr. Victor Loeb: You menctioned that she began growing when she got angry. Clearly it's stress related. The blood tests show that her hormone levels are abnormally high.
Harry Archer: Congratulations, Doctor. You've just discovered a new kind of PMS.
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Features Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) See more »


Stand Tall
Written, Produced and Background Vocals by Andrew Gold and Gregory Prestopino (as Greg Prestopino)
Lead vocal performance by Gregory Prestopino (as Greg Prestopino)
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Size does matters (DVD)
30 May 2010 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

If there was a Top-ten of movies that are hidden gems, this movie ought to be on this. Really, what do you expect from a movie about a giant woman. Fun surely and a good laugh because you will think that there are really people who have time and money to waste! Nevertheless, I find this movie as an actual brilliant call for feminism. It's subtle but the message is clearly heard and that's good when movies help to make a better world.

Take the giant woman: why is she so tall? For the idiots, it's because aliens have abducted her. For others, her height is the necessary sign to end male superiority and advance women rights.

Why do you have the usual babe? For the sex addicts, it's because sex sells and it's true that the babe is sexy. But she studies and wants to build her own life and shows the world that you can trust a woman! And we can add the police woman who is also asserting herself against man values!

With this light movie, it's an interesting way to catch the attention of anyone and it would be a wrong choice to make exclusive social arguments only to intellectual (and often dull) movies.

In addition, the movie is a great artistic work: with his bad frame, not bright colors, you really think you watch a movie that has been shot in the fifties. This feeling is actually well played because you can find as many modern objects (the copters) than 50's ones (the police car). The beginning of the movie with his two introductions recalls me the exact mood of those old science fiction movies I watched in my childhoods ("Ants", "The Fly").

As it is science fiction, it must also pass the test of the special effects and I think they are brilliant. The minimized stages are well crafted and don't look like puppets houses.

Last words about the cast to conclude this review: The women are great and Daryl Hannah has always this kind softness about her. The Baldwinn brother is perfect because he looks and acts very like his brothers, that is to say big heads you want to slap!

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