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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lt. Col. Glenn Manning (as Glen Langan)
... Carol Forrest
... Dr. Paul Linstrom
Larry Thor ... Maj. Eric Coulter, MD
... Col. Hallock
... Truck Driver
Russ Bender ... Richard Kingman (as Russell Bender)
... Henry
Jimmy Cross ... Sergeant at Reception Desk
June Jocelyn ... Nurse Wilson
Stanley Lachman ... Lt. Cline
Harry Raybould ... MP at Main Gate
Jean Moorhead ... Woman in Bathtub
Scott Peters ... Sgt. Lee Carter
Myron Cook ... Capt. Thomas
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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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American International Pictures released this in a double feature with Cat Girl (1957). See more »

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When Manning is on Boulder Dam he puts Carrol down on the north end but after he falls she is on the south end. See more »

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[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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Followed by War of the Colossal Beast (1958) See more »

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Amazing Colossal Mess
18 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

An Army colonel gets too close to an exploding plutonium bomb and like all creatures in the 1950s movies he begins to grow at an amazing rate to colossal proportions. This is much to the dismay of his girlfriend because, well, size does matter. But when your man is 50 feet tall it's ridiculous. But she still loves him even though he's way up there and she's way down here. He goes a little funny in the head and roams the countryside wearing a giant diaper because even the tall men's section has nothing in his size.

Amazing Colossal Man is ridiculous Bert I. Gordon nonsense with cheesy special effects concocted in a garage. Followed by War of the Colossal Beast which is equally stupid. The only way to have fun watching this is with the help of an illegal substance.


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