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Gargantua (1998)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Action | TV Movie 19 May 1998
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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Jack Ellway
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Dr. Alyson Hart
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Brandon Ellway
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Colonel Wayne
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Paul Bateman
Peter Adams ...
Dr. Ralph Hale
Alexander Petersons ...
Derek Lawson
Monroe Reimers ...
President Manny Moki
Darren Selby ...
Kikko
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Police Chief
Puven Pather ...
Naru
Mae Montero ...
Tari
Fiona Edwards ...
Girl #1
Aislinn Crowe ...
Girl #2
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T.J. (as Donald Battee)
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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 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>

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19 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Gargantua - Das Monster aus der Tiefe  »

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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 »

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A Bad Clone of Godzila and ET With Poor Special Effects and Terrible Story
9 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

In a small island in Polynesia, the widow biologist Jack Ellway (Adam Baldwin) is developing some type of marine research. Meanwhile, some locals have disappeared and pretty soon, Jack realizes that a family of mutants lizards have escaped from an opening in the bottom of the ocean and the male (`father') is trying to rescue its family. Jack and some other scientists give their best effort to save the animals and return them to their environment. Wow, I did not believe in the rating of IMDB and have decided to check this movie. It is indeed a crap, being cheesy and corny. The monsters are clones of Godzila, and the baby lizard has the eyes of ET, recalling Sean Young's 1985 `Baby... Secret of the Lost Legend'. The story has some very ridiculous points. For example, when the marines are called to save the locals from the lizards. The marines basically destroy the island with their weapons, while the poor animal is only trying to gather its family. Therefore, the marines are indeed the greater menace for the persons and their possessions. When some soldiers are smashed by the foot or bitten by its teeth, nobody feels sorry for their deaths; however, when the female dies, there are many tears. Maybe children may like this predictable story. My vote is four.


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