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The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 10 March 1958 (Sweden)
A military officer survives a nuclear blast, only to begin to uncontrollably grow into an increasingly unstable giant.

Director:

Bert I. Gordon

Writers:

Mark Hanna (screenplay), Bert I. Gordon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Langan ... Lt. Col. Glenn Manning (as Glen Langan)
Cathy Downs ... Carol Forrest
William Hudson ... Dr. Paul Linstrom
Larry Thor ... Maj. Eric Coulter, MD
James Seay ... Col. Hallock
Frank Jenks ... Truck Driver
Russ Bender ... Richard Kingman (as Russell Bender)
Hank Patterson ... Henry
Jimmy Cross Jimmy Cross ... Sergeant at Reception Desk
June Jocelyn June Jocelyn ... Nurse Wilson
Stanley Lachman Stanley Lachman ... Lt. Cline
Harry Raybould Harry Raybould ... MP at Main Gate
Jean Moorhead Jean Moorhead ... Woman in Bathtub
Scott Peters Scott Peters ... Sgt. Lee Carter
Myron Cook Myron Cook ... Capt. Thomas
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Storyline

Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body, he survives, and begins to grow in size. As he grows, his heart and circulatory system fail to keep pace with his growth, and he is gradually losing his mind as a result of reduced blood supply to his brain. He reaches 50 feet tall before his growth is stopped. By this time he has become insane. He escapes and wreaks havoc upon Las Vegas before he is finally stopped. Written by Teresa E. Tutt <tuttt@rpi.edu>

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NEVER SINCE "KING KONG" SUCH A MIGHTY MOTION PICTURE! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

American International Pictures released this in a double feature with Cat Girl (1957). See more »

Goofs

When they are flying in the helicopter, at one point the pilot says "we should be there in about 14 minutes..." A few minutes later, he says "we'll be in Las Vegas in about 30 minutes." See more »

Quotes

[Dr. Lindstrom explains to Carol that Glenn's heart isn't growing as fast as the rest of his body]
Dr. Paul Linstrom: Now, the reason for this is rather technical, Carol, but to give you a simplified layman's explanation, it might be explained that, since the heart is made up of a *single* cell for all practical purposes, instead of millions of cells like the rest of the organs of the body, it's reacting in an entirely different manner to this unknown stimulus or forces behind this whole thing.
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The Earliest of All Giant Movies
19 July 2005 | by weprin2See all my reviews

If you ask me, I think the effects in this movie are far more convincing than the special effects in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman! All thought in some of the effects scenes the giant did looked a little transparent but not badly! Glenn Manning growing kinda reminded me about the Harryhausen hit, "20 Million Miles to Earth" Which the Ymir grows at an alarming rate from earth's air. After seeing The Amazing Colossal Man and it's sequel War of the Colossal Beast, I'm always wondering what would happen if Glenn Manning had come face to face with Gaira from "War of the Gargantuas"? Would it be a fair fight? They appear to be both the same size! I just can't decide who would probably win! I think The Amazing Colossal Man is a must have for all old sci-fi fans. I just enjoy it for what it is.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1958 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Amazing Nth Man See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Malibu Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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