MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 860 this week

Gargantua (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Sci-Fi | Action  -  19 May 1998 (USA)
2.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.7/10 from 940 users  
Reviews: 33 user | 4 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 502 titles
created 26 Mar 2011
 
a list of 461 titles
created 12 Oct 2011
 
a list of 843 titles
created 17 Oct 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 07 Nov 2011
 
a list of 151 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Gargantua" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gargantua (TV Movie 1998)

Gargantua (TV Movie 1998) on IMDb 2.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gargantua.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Raptor Island (TV Movie 2004)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

A team of terrorist-fighting Naval officers in the South China Sea finds their struggle against the enemy taking a backseat to the fight of their lives when an horde of creatures thought to... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Isaacs
Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Steven Bauer, Hayley DuMond
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature that is killing people all over the countryside. But when the gargantua from the ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno, Kenji Sahara
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Documentary focusing on great white sharks.

Directors: Peter Gimbel, James Lipscomb
Stars: Tom Chapin, Phil Clarkson, Stuart Cody
Reptile 2001 (1999)
Action | Horror | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

It's been asleep for two hundred million years. Now it been awakened by aliens from another galaxy. The aliens are using Yonggary to destroy mankind.

Director: Hyung-rae Shim
Stars: Dan Cashman, Bruce Cornwell, Dennis Howard
Wild Iris (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Laura Linney, Emile Hirsch
Komodo (1999)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Science-fiction story in which a modern-day young boy comes face to face with Komodo dragons while suffering the loss of both his parents.

Director: Michael Lantieri
Stars: Jill Hennessy, Billy Burke, Kevin Zegers
Venomous (Video 2001)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Mutant snakes survived a terrorist attack on a government laboratory, and they now threaten the town of Santa Mira Springs, California. Seismic activity has brought snakes to the surface, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Treat Williams, Mary Page Keller, Hannes Jaenicke
Komodo vs. Cobra (TV Movie 2005)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

It's terror times two when scientists accidentally create man-eating monsters that jeopardize the entire planet!

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Michael Paré, Michelle Borth, Ryan McTavish
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie 2000)
Horror | Thriller | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The Hong Kong martial arts version of Jekyll and Hyde, with Hyde as the mythical fighting champion known as the White Tiger battling the Triads, drug trafficking and illegal organ transplants.

Director: Colin Budds
Stars: Adam Baldwin, Steve Bastoni, Anthony Brandon Wong
Deadbolt (TV Movie 1992)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When medical student Marty places an ad for a roommate, her ad is answered by handsome, clean-cut Alec. At first Alec seems to be a wonderful roommate; supportive, considerate and a real ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Jackson
Stars: Justine Bateman, Adam Baldwin, Michele Scarabelli
Anonymous Rex (TV Movie 2004)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

The dinosaurs didn't go completely extinct when the asteroids hit 65 million years ago. Today, every ten thousandth person in the country is a dinosaur, evolved to be human-sized, wearing ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Sam Trammell, Daniel Baldwin, Stephanie Lemelin
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

While fighting an intense inter-galactic war, a mecha pilot was accidentally warped into a space-time neither he nor the computer of his mecha could recognize. After waking up from a ... See full summary »

Stars: Kana Asumi, Kaito Ishikawa, Hisako Kanemoto
Edit

Cast

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 ...
Kikko
...
Police Chief
Puven Pather ...
Naru
Mae Montero ...
Tari
Fiona Edwards ...
Girl #1
Aislinn Crowe ...
Girl #2
Don Battee ...
T.J. (as Donald Battee)
Edit

Storyline

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 <agthomas@cyberspace.org>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi | Action

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gargantua - Das Monster aus der Tiefe  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

References Godzilla (1954) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A bit different
26 November 2000 | by (Orange, Australia) – See all my reviews

I know lotsa people out there really didn't like this film, but I did. Sure, the monsters were dodgy, but the actors were fantastic. There were references to modern technology, and the characters were actual people. The death of Jack Ellway's wife was a nice touch, it made the bond between father and son more believable. The story line is well-worn and unbelievable, but the baby and the mother are alright looking monsters, I guess. Adam Baldwin's character, Jack Ellway, is a contrast to the majority of his other roles as thugs, uniformed nonities and bad guys. It's also different from his characters in ID4, Major Mitchell and in The Patriot, Capt. Wilkins. In this movie he's just a regular guy, newly widowered, doing the best he can for his son while doing his job. Emile Hirsch has a few scenes in which he isn't allowed to shine as much as he might, (like where he cuts his finger, that was noticably fake) but he is the central character and a good actor as well. Doug Penty (Paul Bateman) has been in a few TV series, such as Paradise Beach, and, while he says a few things that are overly serious for his character, he plays the laidback surfie reporter very well. (Doesn't hurt that he's also gorgeous!!) Other cast members - Julie Carmen (Alyson Hart), Alexander Petersons (Derek), Peter Adams (Dr. Hale), Monroe Reimers (President Moki) and Bobby Hosea (Colonel Wayne) - help make this movie enjoyable as well.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
GONNA GETCHA! broken_hallelujah
Discuss Gargantua (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?