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Gojira ()


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American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

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Akira Takarada ...
Hideto Ogata
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Emiko Yamane
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Daisuke Serizawa-hakase
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Kyohei Yamane-hakase
Fuyuki Murakami ...
Professor Tanabe
Sachio Sakai ...
Newspaper Reporter Hagiwara
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President of Company
Ren Yamamoto ...
Masaji Sieji
Hiroshi Hayashi ...
Chairman of Diet Committee
Seijirô Onda ...
Parliamentarian Oyama
Tsuruko Mano ...
Mrs. Sieji
Takeo Oikawa ...
Chief of Emergency Headquarters
Toyoaki Suzuki ...
Shinkichi Sieji
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The Old Fisherman (as Kuninori Kôdô)
Tadashi Okabe ...
Prof. Tanabe's Assistant
Kin Sugai ...
Ozawa-san
Ren Imaizumi ...
Radio Operator
Junpei Natsuki ...
Power Substation Engineer
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Gojira / Hagiwara's Editor
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Gojira / Power Station Worker
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi ...
Soldier
Jiro Suzuki ...
Gojira
Saburô Iketani ...
News Reporter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shizuko Azuma ...
Partygoer
Shizuko Higashi ...
Angry Woman at Diet
Kiyoshi Kamata ...
Partygoer's Escort
Kenji Sahara ...
Young Lover on the sound
Keiji Sakakida ...
Mayor Inada
Tamae Sengo ...
Mother
Ryosaku Takasugi ...
Gojira
Ishirô Honda ...
Power Station Worker (The Hand that Throws the Switch) (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ishirô Honda

Written by

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Takeo Murata ... (written by) &
Ishirô Honda ... (written by)
 
Shigeru Kayama ... (story)

Produced by

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Iwao Mori ... executive producer: Tôhô
Tomoyuki Tanaka ... producer

Music by

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Akira Ifukube

Cinematography by

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Masao Tamai

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Kazuji Taira ... (as Taichin Taira)

Production Design by

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Satoru Chûko
Takeo Kita

Art Direction by

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Satoru Chûko
Takeo Kita

Production Management

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Teruo Maki ... executive in charge of production

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kôji Kajita ... chief assistant director
Susumu Takebayashi ... second assistant director

Sound Department

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Ichirô Minawa ... sound effects editor
Hisashi Shimonaga ... sound recordist
Nobuyuki Tanaka ... sound assistant
Norio Tone ... sound recordist

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Sadamasa Arikawa ... director of photography: special effects
Kyuichirô Kishida ... special effects lighting (as Kuichirô Kishida)
Yôichi Manoda ... assistant camera
Hiroshi Mukoyama ... matte work
Fumio Nakadai ... special effects wire work
Yasuaki Sakamoto ... production manager
Sokei Tomioka ... assistant camera
Teizô Toshimitsu ... monster builder
Eiji Tsuburaya ... special effects director
Hajime Tsuburaya ... assistant camera
Akira Watanabe ... art director
Taka Yuki ... opticals
Fuminori Ôhashi ... special effects technical advisor (uncredited)

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Haruo Nakajima ... stunt choreographer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Yuzuru Aizawa ... assistant camera
Chôshirô Ishii ... lighting technician
Shinji Kojima ... lighting assistant
Shoshichi Kojima ... lighting assistant

Other crew

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Sei Ikeno ... assistant: Akira Ifukube
Fumio Nakadai ... tail supervisor
Shôji Okawa ... tail supervisor

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

When seventeen vessels blow-up and sink nearby Odo Island, Professor Kyohei Yamane, his daughter Emiko Yamane and the marine Hideto Ogata head to the island to investigate. Soon they witness a giant monster called Gojira by the locals destroying the spot. Meanwhile Emiko meets her boyfriend, the secluded scientist Serizawa, and he makes she promise to keep a secret about his research with oxygen. She agrees and he discloses the lethal weapon Oxygen Destroyer that he had developed. When Gojira threatens Tokyo and other Japanese cities and the army and the navy are incapable to stop the monster, Emiko discloses Serizawa's secret to her lover Ogata. Now they want to convince Serizawa to use the Oxygen Destroyer to stop Gojira. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Godzilla (Japan, English title)
  • Kaitei ni-man mairu kara kita daikaijû (Japan)
  • Kaihatsu keikaku G (Japan)
  • Godzilla (United States)
  • Godzilla (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Budget $175,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $4,673,423

Did You Know?

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Trivia The sound department tried numerous animal roars for Godzilla but felt they were unsuitable for an animal of such immense size. Akira Ifukube came up with Godzilla's roars by rubbing a coarse, resin-coated leather glove up and down the strings of a contrabass (double bass), and reverberated the recorded sound. Also, Godzilla's thunderous footsteps were made by beating a kettle drum with a knotted rope. See more »
Goofs Several characters, including, Dr. Yamane, Japan's leading paleontologist, insist that the Jurassic Age was 2 million years ago. This is off by 142 million years. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Godzilla Raids Again (1955). See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Kyohei Yamane-hakase: I can't believe that Godzilla was the only surviving member of its species... But if we continue conducting nuclear tests, it's possible that another Godzilla might appear somewhere in the world again.
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