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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 ... 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

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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

Real-world shots of crowds running scared in the streets do not match the shots of Nancy walking down the empty model streets. Some of the model buildings are noticeably different, too. See more »

Quotes

Co-pilot #1: It doesn't seem right to fire an air-to-ground missile at a woman.
Pilot #1: Don't think of her as a woman. Think of her as a target. That's what I do.
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References Tarantula (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Stand Tall
Written, Produced and Background Vocals by Andrew Gold and Gregory Prestopino (as Greg Prestopino)
Lead vocal performance by Gregory Prestopino (as Greg Prestopino)
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Mediocre remake of a mediocre movie
19 June 2001 | by mritchie-2See all my reviews

While it is an amusing movie and a good way to "waste" a couple hours. The plot is outdated and the acting quality is right out of the 1950s, hasn't changed a bit, however, you have to give it credit, after all, what do you expect out of a movie with the title Attack of the 50 ft. Woman, by the way, they can't even get that one right, if you look at her while she's standing next to certain objects, you can see she's over 100 feet rather than 50 feet. This is a movie to see only once. If you are a fan of the 50's movies, or if you don't mind movies with silly plots and bad acting, you'll enjoy this one, otherwise, steer clear of this one by all costs.


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