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The Giant of Thunder Mountain (1991)

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A reclusive giant who lives on Thunder Mountain is falsely accused and pursued by people of a small western frontier town for kidnapping three children of the town.

Director:

James W. Roberson (as James Roberson)

Writers:

Richard Kiel (screenplay), Tony Lozito (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cloris Leachman ... Narrator / The Elder Amy
Richard Kiel ... Eli Weaver
Lynne Seus Lynne Seus ... Ma Weaver
Doug Seus ... Pa Weaver
Marianne Gordon ... Alicia Wilson (as Marianne Rogers)
Noley Thornton Noley Thornton ... Amy Wilson
Chance Michael Corbitt ... Tommy Wilson
Ryan Todd ... Ben Wilson
Jack Elam ... Hezekiah Crow
William Sanderson ... Percey Crow
George 'Buck' Flower ... Oliver Crow
Ellen Crawford ... Agnes Macgruder
Danuel Pipoly ... Zeke Macgruder
Ed Williams Ed Williams ... Mr. Macgruder
Foster Brooks ... Doc (Townsman)
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Storyline

In the town of Weaverton, signs of a circus are being posted. In the MacGruder's barn, a group of boys are holding a meeting about whether to admit two brothers, Tommy (Chance Michael Corbitt) and Ben (Ryan Todd) to their club, and are dared to climb Thunder Mountain, where it is said a giant lives. Tommy and Ben accept the dare and set out up the mountain. They are caught in a thunderstorm and take refuge inside the giant's oversized log cabin, and find mysterious carved wooden figures the giant has carved. Suddenly, the giant returns and finds the boys hiding under a table, but they escape with one of the wooden figures and go back to town. When the boys reach home they tell Zeke MacGruder their amazing story, but he doesn't believe them. The next morning, they set out with Zeke (Daniel Pipoly) to prove to him they have seen the giant. Tommy and Ben's younger sister, Amy (Noley Thornton) follows the three boys, and almost gets caught in a bear trap. The boys tell her to leave, but ... Written by Denis Mortenson

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Heros Come In All Sizes

Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Viharhegy óriása See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$126,911
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Richard Kiel and Jack Elam appeared in Cannonball Run II (1984). See more »

Soundtracks

Now I Have Everything
Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha & Joel Hirschhorn
Produced, Composed and Arranged for Cealda Inc. by Al Kasha & Joel Hirschhorn
Performed by Gary Morris
Gary Morris appears courtesy of Capitol Records
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Worth seeing; a fine family drama with heart and action
26 January 2005 | by garytherouxSee all my reviews

Anyone who thinks of Richard Kiel as simply a James Bond nemesis with metal teeth should see this, a film in which he stars as the victim of fearful people jumping to conclusions about those who are a little bit different than themselves. His tender relationship with the child Amy evokes similar scenes between the Frankenstein monster and another small but fearless little girl. This is a fine drama for kids -- well written, acted and produced -- although the ending, while moving, is a bit of a letdown. Ellen Crawford makes the most of her limited screen time; one wishes, though, her role had been bigger. Not quite sure why this film was rated PG; it's clearly a G, not unlike a lot of the best family movies of the pre-ratings era.


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