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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.


James W. Roberson (as James Roberson)


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





Cast overview, first billed only:
Cloris Leachman ... Narrator / The Elder Amy
Richard Kiel ... Eli Weaver
Lynne Seus Lynne Seus ... Ma Weaver
Doug Seus 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)


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


Drama | Family | Western








Release Date:

1 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Viharhegy óriása See more »


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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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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Warm fuzzy movie with a great message
21 March 2006 | by lisastampsPPLSee all my reviews

My 6-year-old daughter said, "It's a good story. A happy story. Well, it's a little scary, then funny, then sad, then happy."

Good stuff for the whole family, though you may want to be there so the kids don't get too scared during the intense parts. It's so heartbreaking to watch people be so cruel, and to think that the same kind of garbage still happens today. But it's nice to have a way to teach my kids what it must feel like to be treated so poorly just because someone looks different from the rest!

We were trilled to learn that Eli (the Giant) wrote and produced it! It was fun to see so many people who have gone on to do other things, too! We just love the IMDb because we get to see why so many of the actors look familiar!

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