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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 Larry Thor ... Maj. Eric Coulter, MD
James Seay ... Col. Hallock
Frank Jenks ... Truck Driver
Russ Bender 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Growing...! Growing...! Growing...! To a Giant! to a Monster! When will it stop? See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1958 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Amazing Nth Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Boulder City, Nevada, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Malibu Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

The heart has more than one cell. See more »

Quotes

Manning: What kind of sin could a man commit in a single lifetime to bring this upon himself?
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Bad Story, Bad Acting
9 June 2000 | by atexleeSee all my reviews

This film is one of the worst sci-fi movies of the 1950's. The only thing worse than the story is the acting. The special effects are balanced-- the good ones are countered by awful ones. My favorite scene is when the Army doctor gets shish-ka-bobbed by the giant syringe.


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