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Gorath ()

Yôsei Gorasu (original title)
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In 1980, a giant planetoid named Gorath is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Even though it is smaller than Earth, its mass is huge enough to crush the Earth and destroy it.... See more »

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Dr. Tazawa - Astrophysicist
Yumi Shirakawa ...
Tomoko Sonoda
Akira Kubo ...
Tatsuma Kanai - Cadet Astronaut
Kumi Mizuno ...
Takiko Nomura
Hiroshi Tachikawa ...
Wakabayashi - Pilot of Ôtori
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Endô - Captain of Ôtori
Kenji Sahara ...
Saiki - Vice Captain of Ôtori
Jun Tazaki ...
Raizô Sonoda - Tomoko's Father
Ken Uehara ...
Dr. Kôno - Astrophysicist
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Kensuke Sonoda - Paleontologist
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Tada - Minister of Finance
Kô Mishima ...
Sanada - Engineer
Sachio Sakai ...
Physician
Takamaru Sasaki ...
Prime Minister Seki
Kô Nishimura ...
Murata - Secretary of Space
Eitarô Ozawa ...
Kinami - Minister of Justice
Masaya Nihei ...
Itô - Astronaut of Ôtori
Kôzô Nomura ...
Observer of Ôtori
Keiko Sata ...
Prime Minister's Secretary
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Man in Bar
George Furness ...
Hooverman (as Jôji Fânesu)
Ross Benette ...
Gibson (as Rosu Benetto)
Jun'ichirô Mukai ...
Space Base Security Guard
Nadao Kirino ...
Manabe - Takiko's Lover
Fumio Sakashita ...
Hayao Sonoda - Tomoko's Brother
Ikio Sawamura ...
Taxi Driver
Toshihiko Furuta ...
Observer of Ôtori
Yoshiyuki Uemura ...
Mathematician of Ôtori
Rinsaku Ogata ...
Engineer of Ôtori
Masayoshi Kawabe ...
Observer of Ôtori
Yasushi Matsubara ...
Radio Operator of Ôtori
Tadashi Okabe ...
Mathematician of Ôtori
Kôji Uno ...
Reporter
Yukihiko Gondô ...
Pilot of Ôtori
Ken'ichirô Maruyama ...
Engineer of Ôtori (as Ken'ichiro Maruyama)
Yasuhiko Saijô ...
Radio Operator of Ôtori
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Radio Operator of Ôtori
Akira Yamada ...
Engineer of Hayabusa
Hiroshi Takagi ...
Engineer of Hayabusa
Toshitsugu Suzuki ...
Pilot of Hayabusa (as Kôji Suzuki)
Wataru Ômae ...
Mathematician of Hayabusa
Ichirô Shôji ...
Observer of Hayabusa
Yasuo Araki ...
Observer of Hayabusa
Hideo Shibuya ...
Reporter (as Shinpei Mitsui)
Kazuo Imai ...
Radio Operator of Hayabusa
Takuya Yuki ...
Mathematician of Hayabusa
Koji Ishikawa ...
Pilot of Hayabusa (as Kôji Ishikawa)
Yûsuke Suzuki ...
Fuel Checkout of Hayabusa
Takuzô Kumagai ...
Government Personnel (as Jirô Kumagai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Eidleson ...
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Vic Perrin ...
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Kôichi Satô
Hiroshi Akitsu ...
Goverment Personnel / Man Pointing at Sky (uncredited)
Enver Altenbay ...
Member in the South Pole Base (uncredited)
Ryûtarô Amami ...
Goverment Personnel / Worker in the South Pole Base (uncredited)
Henrî Ban ...
Man in Convention Hall (uncredited)
Hank Brown ...
Member in the South Pole Base (uncredited)
Ichirô Chiba ...
Goverment Personnel (uncredited)
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Narrator (uncredited)
Kenzô Echigo ...
Astronaut of Ôtori / Observer of Space Station (uncredited)
Bin Furuya ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Ted Gunther ...
Member in the South Pole Base (uncredited)
Shinjirô Hirota ...
Goverment Personnel (uncredited)
Hans Horneff ...
Dr. König (uncredited)
Tsurue Ichimanji ...
Maid of Sonoda Family (uncredited)
Toku Ihara ...
Worker in the South Pole Base (uncredited)
Saburô Iketani ...
News Anchor (uncredited)
Minoru Itô ...
Astronaut of Ôtori (uncredited)
Ralph Jesser ...
Member in the South Pole Base (uncredited)
Saburô Kadowaki ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Kuniyoshi Kashima ...
Worker in the South Pole Base (uncredited)
Yoshio Katsube ...
Reporter / Observer of Space Station (uncredited)
Keiichirô Katsumoto ...
Goverment Personnel (uncredited)
Shigeo Katô ...
Worker in the South Pole Base (uncredited)
Ikuo Kawamura ...
Astronaut of Ôtori (uncredited)
Akira Kitchôji ...
Goverment Personnel (uncredited)
Akio Kusama ...
Goverment Personnel (uncredited)
Edo Kîn ...
Representative of U.S.S.O. (uncredited)
Someshô Matsumoto ...
Goverment Personnel (uncredited)
Masahide Matsushita ...
Worker in the South Pole Base (uncredited)
Jirô Mitsuaki ...
Goverment Personnel (uncredited)
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Magma - Walrus-like Reptilian Monster (uncredited)
Takashi Narita ...
Goverment Personnel (uncredited)
Junpei Natsuki ...
Man at Funeral (uncredited)
Yutaka Oka ...
Worker in the South Pole Base (uncredited)
Keiji Sakakida ...
Goverment Personnel (uncredited)
Haruya Sakamoto ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Ryôji Shimizu ...
Base Designer (uncredited)
Junnosuke Suda ...
Goverment Personnel (uncredited)
Haruo Suzuki ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Kamayuki Tsubono ...
Goverment Personnel (uncredited)
Keisuke Yamada ...
Goverment Personnel (uncredited)
Shin Yoshida ...
Goverment Personnel / Doctor of Space Port (uncredited)
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Worker in the South Pole Base (uncredited)
Yasumasa Ônishi ...
Goverment Personnel (uncredited)
Hideo Ôtsuka ...
Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ishirô Honda

Written by

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Takeshi Kimura ... (screenplay)
 
Jôjirô Okami ... (story)
 
John Meredyth Lucas ... (dubbed version)

Produced by

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Tomoyuki Tanaka ... producer

Music by

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Kan Ishii

Cinematography by

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Hajime Koizumi

Film Editing by

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Reiko Kaneko

Production Design by

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Teruaki Abe
Takeo Kita

Production Management

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Yasuaki Sakamoto ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Katsumune Ishida ... assistant director
Kôji Kajita ... assistant director
Shôji Kuroda ... assistant director
Masashi Matsumoto ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Toshiya Ban ... sound recordist
Hisashi Shimonaga ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Teruyoshi Nakano ... assistant director of special effects
Kan Narita ... special effects production manager
Sokei Tomioka ... special effects
Eiji Tsuburaya ... special effects director
Akira Watanabe ... special effects art director
Kôichi Kawakita ... assistant optical technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Sadamasa Arikawa ... director of special effects photography
Kyuichirô Kishida ... special effects lighting (as Kuichirô Kishida)
Yukio Manoda ... optical effects
Hiroshi Mukoyama ... matte work
Taka Yuki ... optical effects

Stunts

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Haruo Nakajima ... stunt choreographer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Toshio Takashima ... lighting technician
Tessei Tanaka ... still photographer

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In 1980, a giant planetoid named Gorath is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Even though it is smaller than Earth, its mass is huge enough to crush the Earth and destroy it. A mission sent to observe Gorath is destroyed after all the orbiting ships are drawn into the planetoid. A later mission is sent to observe and the crew barely leaves before suffering the same fate. However Astronaut Tatsuo Kanai is left in a catatonic state due to his near death experience. The Earth's scientists then come up with a desperate plan to build giant rockets at the South Pole to move Earth out of Gorath's path before it is too late. Written by Brian Washington

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Taglines See! the world doomed by an invading wild sun 6000 times bigger than earth! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Yôsei Gorath (Japan)
  • Gorath (United States)
  • Le choc des planètes (France)
  • Astronaut 1980
  • Apeili apo to kentro tou sympantos (Greece)
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  • 88 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Magma is one of the few monsters in the Toho menagerie to not appear in any films in the Godzilla series. Interestingly, there were plans to have the monster appear in Destroy All Monsters (1968) but it was decided not to include him. See more »
Goofs When Gorath approaches Saturn, the rings are torn from the planet's orbit due to Gorath's gravity. However, the atmosphere should have also been torn away as well. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Doomsday Machine (1972). See more »
Quotes News Anchor: If we could come together and cooperate to overcome the danger that threatened us, can't we take this opportunity to work together for all eternity?
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