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Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993)

When an abused heiress grows to giant size because of her encounter with aliens, she decides to get revenge on her cheating husband and those who annoyed her.

Director:

Christopher Guest

Writers:

Mark Hanna (earlier screenplay), Joseph Dougherty (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daryl Hannah ... Nancy Archer
Daniel Baldwin ... Harry Archer
William Windom ... Hamilton Cobb
Frances Fisher ... Dr. Theodora Cushing
Cristi Conaway ... Louise 'Honey' Parker (as Christi Conaway)
Paul Benedict ... Dr. Victor Loeb
O'Neal Compton ... Sheriff Denby
Victoria Haas Victoria Haas ... Deputy Charlotte 'Charlie' Spooner
Lewis Arquette ... Mr. Ingersol
Kye Benson Kye Benson ... Alien Woman #2
Xander Berkeley ... Second Man
Linda Bisesti ... Reporter
Hamilton Camp ... Prospector Eddie
Ben Cleaveland Ben Cleaveland ... Co-pilot #1
Richard Edson ... Tony
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Storyline

While young heiress Nancy Archer is driving home from yelling at her husband who is with another woman at a motel, she is encountered by aliens that zap her with some kind of laser. As a result, Nancy finds herself growing to giant size everytime she gets angry. Her incredible anger makes her 50 feet tall and she's now a walking giant searching in a terrified town for her husband who is with his other woman. Written by <jcobra3@hotmail.com>

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People always called Nancy the little woman... They'll never do that again

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

15 Metros de Mulher See more »

Filming Locations:

Taft, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Benedict, who plays a doctor hired to cure Nancy's gigantism, suffered for several years from acromegaly, an overproduction of growth hormone. It has been speculated that the producers knew of Benedict's former condition and that his casting was an in-joke. See more »

Goofs

When Nancy lifts the roof off Honey Parker's nail salon, Honey and Harry are standing still. The next shot is of Harry diving under a sink some distance away. See more »

Quotes

Harry Archer: You were sad before, but now you're just a big joke. If only you knew half of what Honey Parker knows about how to be a real woman.
Nancy Archer: Insect! Tick! I offer you a landscape and you cling to a glass doorknob!
Harry Archer: She was better in bed that you ever were. She's even better than your cousin Vera.
Nancy Archer: Vera? You slept with Vera? I'll kill her, but first, I'm going to pop your head like a Concord grape!
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Connections

References The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Many Nights
Written and Performed by Christopher Guest and Michael McKean
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What was HBO Films thinking?
25 October 2002 | by sorannoSee all my reviews

HBO Films produces some of the finest made for TV films ever made but that view can not apply for this 1993 release starring Daryl Hannah in the title role originally portrayed by Allison Hayes in a 1958 drive in theater cult classic of the same name. The story about an abused housewife (Hannah) whose close encounter with an UFO causes her to become a giant is something that should not have been tackled by HBO Films. Fortunately, Hannah followed up this dreadful lead with a good supporting part in the theatrical hit film "Grumpy Old Men."


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