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Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

Gojira vs. Biorante (original title)
After rising from his volcanic grave, Godzilla is threatened by a mutated rosebush.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kunihiko Mitamura ... Kazuhito Kirishima
Yoshiko Tanaka ... Asuka Okouchi
Masanobu Takashima ... Major Sho Kuroki
Kôji Takahashi ... Dr. Genichiro Shiragami
Tôru Minegishi ... Lieutenant Goro Gondo
Megumi Odaka ... Miki Saegusa
Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Director Seiichi Yamamoto
Ryûnosuke Kaneda ... Seizo Okouchi
Kazuma Matsubara ... Self Defense Forces Officer
... Keiko Owada, Prime Minister's Representative
Yasunori Yuge ... Prime Minister's Aide
Yasuko Sawaguchi ... Erika Shiragami
Haruko Sagara ... TV Reporter
Kôichi Ueda ... Joint-Chief of Staff Yamaji
Kosuke Toyohara ... Osamu Amesawa
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Storyline

A scientist combines the cells of a rose with those of Godzilla to create a biological creature more horrifying than any seen before. The two do battle after a destructive tour of Japan by Godzilla. A newly released version includes many new fight scenes that were cut out of the theatrical version. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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The Super-Beast Battle of the Century See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for traditional Godzilla violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 December 1989 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Godzilla vs. Biollante  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,538,198
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After this film failed in the Japanese box office, Toho believed it was because Biollante was an unfamiliar kaiju to the fans. So, Toho decided to bring back old enemies of Godzilla for the next few films, beginning with Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991). See more »

Goofs

The Godzilla suit used in the water scenes visibly differs from the one used on land. It has a higher forehead with a ridge running across it and its "cheeks" are also different. See more »

Quotes

Kazuhito Kirishima: If they play around with cells, genetic engineers might well create their own Chimera - a new life form, totally alien, totally different to what God intended for Earth. Frightening, don't you think?
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Connections

Spoofs Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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Following right after the classic Godzilla 1985 film, Godzilla returns with a vengeance in this great picture!
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I am a huge Godzilla fan, I grew up with Godzilla, I just love seeing this awesome monster just destroy cities and fighting other monsters. I like his enemies as well but Godzilla is the Icon!

This Godzilla film is a great one. The story is very good and I really love the way Godzilla looks in this film. I love it when he roars and moves his tail. As for his enemy Biollante she too is awesome. I love it when she roars. The fights between the two monsters is really good. The acting by the film's human stars are also good. The music is just excellent! I really love this Godzilla film for many reasons and its arguably the best! If you love Godzilla I strongly recommend that you do what I did and buy Godzilla vs. Biollante today!


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