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Godzilla: Final Wars -- Godzilla's 50th Anniversary project, in which Gojira (Godzilla) travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.
Godzilla: Final Wars -- Godzilla's 50th Anniversary project, in which Gojira (Godzilla) travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.

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Director:
Writers:
Ryûhei Kitamura (screenplay)
Wataru Mimura (story)
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Release Date:
27 November 2004 (Portugal) See more »
Tagline:
Earth: Out-numbered, Out-monstered, Out-done. See more »
Plot:
Godzilla's 50th Anniversary project, in which Gojira (Godzilla) travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Masahiro Matsuoka ... Earth Defense Force Soldier Shin'ichi Ôzaki
Rei Kikukawa ... UN Molecular Biologist Miyuki Otonashi

Don Frye ... Douglas Gordon
Maki Mizuno ... Newscaster Anna Otonashi

Kazuki Kitamura ... The Controller of Planet X

Kane Kosugi ... M-Facility Soldier Katsunori Kazama
Kumi Mizuno ... Earth Defense Force Commander Akiko Namikawa
Akira Takarada ... UN Secretary General Naotarô Daigo
Kenji Sahara ... Paleontologist Hachirô Jingûji
Masakatsu Funaki ... M-Unit Commanding Officer Kumasaka

Masami Nagasawa ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Chihiro Ohtsuka ... Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Wataru Shihôdô ... Major Kita
Kenta Suga ... Kenta Taguchi
Shigeru Izumiya ... Samon Taguchi
Eve Masatoh ... Xilian General
Shinji Suzuki ... Mutant Soldier
Minoru Matsumoto ... Gotengo Crew Member
Kanae Uotani ... Xilian
Tak Sakaguchi ... Xilian
Antonio Ploszay ... Earth Defense Force Control Center Chief (as Antonio Ploszay)
Yasunari Takeshima
Yumi Kikuchi ... Female Earth Defense Force Soldier
Yasuhiro Takeuchi ... Gotengo Crew Member
Taro Kanazawa
Shintaro Matsubara
Kazuhito Ohba ... Gotengo Crew Member
Usô Ozaki
Tomoya Nanami
Matthew Barron (as Matthew Masaru Barron)
Seina Kasugai
Makoto Inoue
Akira Kojima

Chuck Johnson ... M-Facilities Soldier (as Charles Johnson)
Sanshirou Wada
Shuya Yoshimoto
Yuka Ohnishi
Troy Caspi

Jonathan Legg ... Earth Defense Force Soldier
Mansour Diagne
Mitsuhiro Samejima
Toshimichi Tasaki
Ryu Kohata
Akira Nakao ... Original Gotengo Commander
Kôichi Ueda ... Original Gotengo Deputy Captain
Jun Hashizume ... Daigo's Aide
Kô Takasugi ... Captain of the Karyu
Hideo Sakaki ... Crew Member on Eclair
Shin'ichi Hatori
Kenji Kohashi ... X
Michael Tomioka
Yoshihiko Otsuki
Jun'ichirô Nirasawa
Tomoe Shinohara
Nobuaki Kakuda
Daisaku Kimura ... Guy on TV
Takashi Matsuo
Shirô Sano ... Assassin
Shôsuke Tanihara ... Man On Sofa Watching TV
Tamao Satô
Ray Sefo ... Glenn
Gary Goodridge ... Area G Worker
Yôji Tanaka
Kôichi Yamadera ... Narrator (voice)

Mick Preston ... New York Cop

Darren Dupree Washington ... New York Gangster Pimp (as Darren Schnase)

Michael Croaker ... Ritchie

Brad McMurray ... Johnny
Michael Anthony Taylor (as Michael-Anthony Taylor)
Joe Fenech
Alexandre Delegue
Jordan Fleming
Ryo Hashizume (as Ryô Hashizume)
Arisa Miyazawa
Hiroshi Asayama
Yoshinobu Shigemura
Yasuhiro Koshi
Yoshiichi Kawada
Kyosuke Hayashi

Mark Okita
Yumi Yamaoka
Hiroko Akune ... Xilian
Reika Kirishima ... Female Xilian
Naka Oikawa
Masahiro Noguchi
Hakobu Okubo
Kôji Naitô

Cynthia Cheston ... Tower Staff
Samuel Pop Aning ... Earth Defense Force Operator (as Samuel Pop)
Jack Woodyard
Victor Casale

Shelley Sweeney ... Commanding Officer of French Aerial Battleship Eclaire
Anna Vrabcova
Haruka Orth
Hisataka Kitaoka
Yuma Ueno
Yoshihiro Masujima
Masanobu Kinoshita
Takaaki Ariyoshi
Taro Hosono
Masato Ishida
Tomohito Wakizaki
Tomohiro Tanaka
Haruo Ishikawa
Tadashi Yamamoto
Yûsuke Kamiji
Gô Jibiki
Gen Inayama
Anri Iwasaki
Noir
Yuichiro Suzuki
Hironobu Ohashi
Mitsuki Harada
Hideyuji Anzai
Takahiro Togawa
Taiki Domoto
Kelly Duke
Mike Han
Helaine Rondon
Francis Enoma Osa (as Enoma Francis Osa)
Yumiko Oka
Keiji Emi
Akihiro Ugajin
Hideki Kambara
Kenji Motomiya
Koji Hoshina
Hiroshi Ishimaru
Gen Mizushima
Yuki Kawanishi
Kazumori Matsui
Tomoaki Yahata
Miki Tanimura
Akane Matsui
Aki Tominaga
Takao Shino
Mamoru Shiga
Masayoshi Suzuki
Keisuke Yamashita
Daisuke Sasanuma
Makoto Tonozaki
Takahiro Kobayashi
Kimihiro Mikami
Goei Kajiyama
Tsuneki Togame
Yuzo Furuya
Yô Kamiyoshihara
Wataru Yamamoto
Yusaku Terauchi
Hidefumi Muranaka
Tatsuya Kawabara
Toru Kurabayashi
Yuichiro Kitayama
Yukio Kawana
Taketo Takahashi
Masayuki Kasuga
Masatoshi Fushimi
Atsuya Anma
Shintaro Tokunaga
Takayoshi Chikano
Kazemichi Tokyo
Daisuke Higo
Kosei Goukon
Mitsuto Hamada
Shoichi Teshima
Ryoga
Yûji Suzuki
Tetsuya Segawa
Eiji Ayuzawa
Yuto Kawabata
Keijiro Matsushima
Teiji Sumino
Eriko Harada
Keita Watanabe
Takuya Masaoka
Tatsuya Yamaguchi
Yutaro Ichinose
Hidetatsu Yoshikawa
Takahiro Ariyama
Noriyuki Okajima
Toshio Mogi
Shinji Moriyasu
Kôichi Itô
Yohei Kawai
Jun Kunimura ... Major Komuro
Nami Ichinohe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryûki Kitaoka
Robert Baldwin ... (uncredited)
Delcea Mihaela Gabriela ... (uncredited)
Masayoshi Haneda ... (uncredited)

Elisabeth Hayward ... Street runner (uncredited)
Masatô Ibu ... The Xilian General (uncredited)
Naoko Kamio ... Radon / Minira (suit actress) (uncredited)
Tsutomu Kitagawa ... Gojira (uncredited)

Ryûhei Kitamura ... DJ Interviewer (uncredited)
Shôichirô Masumoto ... (uncredited)
Motokuni Nakagawa ... Kingu Shîsâ / Monsutâ Ekkusu (uncredited)
Toshihiro Ogura ... Angirasu / Ebira / Hedora (suit actor) (uncredited)
Matthew Scott ... Street Runner (uncredited)

Directed by
Ryûhei Kitamura 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Isao Kiriyama  screenplay
Ryûhei Kitamura  screenplay
Wataru Mimura  story
Shogo Tomiyama  story

Produced by
Shogo Tomiyama .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Keith Emerson  (as Kîsu Emâson)
Nobuhiko Morino 
Daisuke Yano 
 
Cinematography by
Takumi Furuya 
 
Art Direction by
Deborah Riley 
 
Production Management
Takuma Hayashi .... production manager
Geoff Martin .... unit manager: Sydney
Shunji Okada .... production manager: New York
Masamichi Sawada .... unit manager: Paris
Manabu Shinoda .... post-production producer
Julie Sims .... production manager: Australia
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yasuhiro Matsuda .... assistant director
Takayuki Mizuno .... assistant director
Hideaki Murakami .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Yumiko Arakawa .... carpenter
Laura Ibanez-Bailey .... props
Yasushi Nirasawa .... designer: Gigan and Planet X Alien
Shinji Nishikawa .... designer: Godzilla, all other monsters
Yoji Shinkawa .... designer: Gôten/Atragon Warship
Patrick Tatopoulos .... creature design: Zilla
Katsuya Terada .... designer: Monster X
 
Sound Department
Shin'ichi Itô .... sound effects
Shôichi Nishimura .... sound effects
Miki Nomura .... assistant sound engineer
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects
 
Special Effects by
Eiichi Asada .... special effects director
Kakusei Fujiwara .... lead sculptor
Toshio Miike .... special effects production designer
Rikiya Sô .... assistant moldmaker
Shin'ichi Wakasa .... creature effects producer
 
Visual Effects by
Masato Aonuma .... cg artist: NTT Media Lab
Atsuo Fujiwara .... animator
Takashi Kato .... miniature model maker
Taro Kiba .... miniature model maker
Kei Kinoshita .... miniature model maker
Nobuhiro Kondô .... CGI director
Yoshiaki Nakaichi .... digital effects artist
Koichi Noguchi .... cgi director: Toei Animation
Yuichi Sato .... miniature model maker
Isamu Tajima .... miniature model maker
 
Stunts
Mick Hodge .... stunt performer
Chuck Johnson .... stunts
Satoshi Katô .... stunts
Tsutomu Kitagawa .... suit action advisor
Philip Partridge .... stunt performer
Takashi Sakamoto .... stunts
Kensuke Sonomura .... stunt rigger
Michihiro Takeda .... action coordinator
Tomoki Tamura .... stunts
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Bell .... grip
Jason Binnie .... first assistant camera
Simon Gonzalez Velez .... assistant camera
Shin Hayasaka .... assistant camera
Kiyoshi Itô .... camera operator
Kiyoshi Itô .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tomoya Kamata .... grip
Motonobu Kiyoku .... cinematographer: outside of Japan
Tsuyoshi Mafune .... assistant camera
David Nichols .... key grip
Ryô Ohta .... grip
Manabu Satô .... video engineer
Makoto Tamura .... grip
Masaaki Yokomichi .... gaffer
 
Music Department
Lynne Hobday .... music production associate
Lynne Hobday .... soundtrack associate
Akira Ifukube .... composer: theme music
Masaru Satô .... composer: stock music
Kazunori Shimizu .... music editor
 
Other crew
Deborah Alleck .... production coordinator
Kyle Cooper .... title producer: main title sequence
Erwan Grajean .... production coordinator: paris
Takuma Hayashi .... production coordinator: New York
Peter Hicks .... location manager: Sydney
Yoshikazu Ishii .... director: making of
Tomoko Katahara .... production coordinator: shanghai
Takahiro Ohtake .... production coordinator: sydney
Tak Sakaguchi .... action choreographer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gojira: Fainaru uôzu" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence
Runtime:
125 min | Argentina:125 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Country:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Cameo: [Ryûhei Kitamura]Radio DJ.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the non-dubbed version Captain Gordon speaks only English, everyone else speaks only Japanese, yet they all seem to understand each other and carry on with no explanation given or acknowledgment of the fact that they are speaking different languages.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:Wars and pollution, relentless fighting and environmental destruction, have all awakened vicious monsters. Humankind therefore joins forces with one another in order to drive off the monsters, instead of killing each other. Thus, the Earth Defense Force is born...
[...]
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Movie Connections:
References V (1983) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rudezilla MixSee more »

FAQ

Is this really the final Godzilla movie?
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48 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Wow, 30 November 2004
Author: RAND0 from San Francisco, CA

I think there is a tendency with hardcore Kaiju fans to forget that these movies should not be taken so seriously. They are never executed to perfection. There are always plot holes. There is always some sub-par acting. Some of the special effects always look a little weak. Get over it.

I also attended the world premier of Final Wars, and I would say this has to be the most exciting of them all. It takes a very similar sci-fi angle to Godzilla vs. Monster Zero and adds a dash of Matrix stylization while constantly bombarding you with fantastic Kaiju fight scenes.

I am not sure that "Final Wars" will see the same shelf-life as some of the older classic Godzilla flicks due to the fact that it is so action-oriented. This film is definitely not going to get the camp appreciation that so many older films do. However, if you are a Godzilla fan and want to see some absolutely fantastic battles along side an entertaining sci-fi plot, you will really enjoy this film.

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