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Rodan ()

Sora no daikaijû Radon (original title)
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A large mining accident sets loose prehistoric Insects and giant pterosaur's on Japan.

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Kenji Sahara ...
Shigeru Kawamura, colliery engineer (as Kenji Sawara)
Yumi Shirakawa ...
Kiyo, Shigeru's lover
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Professor Kyuichiro Kashiwagi (biology)
Akio Kobori ...
Police Chief Nishimura
Yasuko Nakada ...
Female Honeymooner
Minosuke Yamada ...
Colliery Chief Osaki
Yoshifumi Tajima ...
Izeki, reporter of Seibu Nippou
Kiyoharu Onaka ...
Male Honeymooner, Sunagawa's friend (as Kiyoharu Ohnaka)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ichirô Chiba ...
Chief of police station
Mike Daneen ...
American Soldier Typing
Tsurue Ichimanji ...
Haru, Kiyo's neighbor (as Tazue Ichimanji)
Saburô Iketani ...
News Reader
Saburô Kadowaki ...
Sunagawa's colleague
Tateo Kawasaki ...
Tsunesan, miner
Kanta Kisaragi ...
Suteyan, miner
Takuzô Kumagai ...
Policeman Tashiro (as Jirô Kumagai)
Saeko Kuroiwa ...
Nurse
Tsuruko Mano ...
Osumi, Kiyo's neighbor
Mitsuo Matsumoto ...
Professor Isokawa
Hideo Mihara ...
Commander of JASDF
Kiyomi Mizunoya ...
Otami, Yoshizo's wife
Jun'ichirô Mukai ...
Military officer
Toshiko Nakano ...
Kiyo's neighbor
Rinsaku Ogata ...
Goro, miner, Kiyo's older brother
Keiji Sakakida ...
Tahei, miner
Yasuhiro Shigenobu ...
Sabu, miner
Junnosuke Suda ...
Coroner
Shigemi Sunagawa ...
F-86F pilot
Jirô Suzukawa ...
Yoshizo, miner
Masaaki Tachibana ...
Policeman
Bontarô Taira ...
Laborer
Kiyoshi Takagi ...
Dr.Minakami (colliery)
Kamayuki Tsubono ...
Policeman of the crime laboratory
Mitsuo Tsuda ...
Staff officer Takeuchi
Hideo Unagami ...
Miner
Akira Yamada ...
Radio operator on jeep
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Police Chief Nishimura (uncredited) (voice)
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Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
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F-86F pilot (uncredited)
Ren Imaizumi ...
Engineer Sunagawa (seismologist) (uncredited)
Keiichirô Katsumoto ...
Employee of the coal mine (uncredited)
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Shigeru (uncredited) (voice)
Fuyuki Murakami ...
Professor Minami (science) (uncredited)
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Radon (Kaiju) (uncredited)
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Senkichi, miner, killed by Meganuron (uncredited)
Yutaka Oka ...
Kitahara, F-86F pilot (uncredited)
Tadashi Okabe ...
Journalist (uncredited)
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Professor Kashiwagi (uncredited) (voice)
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Hotel manager (uncredited)
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi ...
Imamura, F-86F pilot (uncredited)
Kôji Uno ...
Reporter (uncredited)
James Yagi ...
Voice (uncredited)
Ren Yamamoto ...
Soldier in Jeep (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ishirô Honda

Written by

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David Duncan ... (english version)
 
Takeshi Kimura ... ()
 
Ken Kuronuma ... (story)
 
Takeo Murata ... ()

Produced by

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Frank King ... producer
Maurice King ... producer
Tomoyuki Tanaka ... producer

Music by

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Akira Ifukube

Cinematography by

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Isamu Ashida

Film Editing by

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Robert S. Eisen ... supervising editor
Kôichi Iwashita

Production Design by

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Tatsuo Kita

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jun Fukuda ... first assistant director

Sound Department

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Masanobu Miyazaki ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Eiji Tsuburaya ... director of special effects
Akira Watanabe ... special effects art director

Visual Effects by

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Hiroshi Mukoyama ... special effects opticals
Sadamasa Arikawa ... special effects assistant camera (uncredited)

Stunts

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Haruo Nakajima ... wire stunts (uncredited)

Music Department

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Paul Sawtell ... composer: additional music: English version
Bert Shefter ... composer: additional music: English version

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the Japanese mining village of Kitamatsu, miners ares starting to disappear deep inside shaft number 8. Some of the men sent to investigate are killed but one who has managed to escape brings back a tale of a giant insect. Soon, the giant prehistoric insects are attacking the village. Not long after, something traveling faster than the speed of sound is found flying in the sky. It is Rodan, a giant flying prehistoric reptile that has come to life. It spreads terror throughout Japan and is seemingly invincible to any weapon they may throw at it. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines Most horrifying hell creature that ever menaced all mankind! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Radon the Sky Monster (World-wide, English title)
  • Rodan! The Flying Monster (United States)
  • Rodan (United States)
  • Rodan (France)
  • Rodan. Los hijos del volcán (Spain)
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  • 82 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Rodan's original Japanese name, Radon, is actually short for the Japanese word for Pteranodon ("Puteranodon"). See more »
Goofs The two shots of the Rodans in their lairs are actually the same shot flipped horizontally. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Valley of the Dragons (1961). See more »
Crazy Credits In the U.S. version, special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya's name is misspelled "Eiji Tsuburya." See more »

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