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Gargantua (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Sci-Fi | Action  -  19 May 1998 (USA)
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Marine biologist Jack Ellway and his son Brandon are drawn to the Polynesian island of Malau to study the effects of recent seismic activity on the area's marine life. Along with the local ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Ellway
Dr. Alyson Hart
Brandon Ellway
Bobby Hosea ...
Colonel Wayne
Paul Bateman
Peter Adams ...
Dr. Ralph Hale
Alexander Petersons ...
Derek Lawson
Monroe Reimers ...
President Manny Moki
Darren Selby ...
Police Chief
Puven Pather ...
Mae Montero ...
Fiona Edwards ...
Girl #1
Aislinn Crowe ...
Girl #2
Don Battee ...
T.J. (as Donald Battee)


Marine biologist Jack Ellway and his son Brandon are drawn to the Polynesian island of Malau to study the effects of recent seismic activity on the area's marine life. Along with the local doctor Alyson Hart, they soon become caught up in the investigation of a series of recent drownings with unexpected results. As Jack explores the surrounding ocean for a mysterious marine creature, Brandon discovers and befriends a three-foot-long baby creature that is able to leave the ocean and walk on land. As more dangerous and giant creatures come onto the island, and the military begins to take offensive action, Jack must risk everything to save the creatures, the island and his son. Written by ADAM G. THOMAS <>

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This film made its television premiere on the same night that rival project Godzilla (1998) held its advance screenings. See more »


References Beginning of the End (1957) See more »

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I thought it was so bad it was outstanding!
11 April 2003 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for a movie that will move you, make you laugh, cry, thrill you, scare you, and shake you to the core of your being - THIS ISN'T IT!

Wow. Such a clunker. I knew it was going to be horrible - that was why I watched it. With that in mind, I loved it! The only truly good thing about it was Adam Baldwin. The other actors all generally sucked, and the Outstanding Sucking Award goes to the son, whoever played him, I can't be bothered to go back and check the name. His acting was horrible, and his voice annoying. Some credit, however, must be given to the writers, who gave him the awful lines and the terrible parallel to the baby creature who had also lost its mother. WHAT A SHOCK! I WAS SO STRUCK TO LEARN ABOUT THE AMAZING CONNECTION HE HAD WITH THE CREATURE!

The creatures were so truly awful as to remind me of the original Star Trek series, and the plot was obviously contrived after the writers had watched Jurassic Park, then Godzilla, and then gotten heavily drunk

It was a wonderful movie to watch and insert lines into (think Mystery Science Theatre), and Adam Baldwin was at least competent, even if his lines sucked too, and he's always nice to look at. If you're looking for a great clunker, this is it! I was well pleased with what it is.

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