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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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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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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

Louise 'Honey' Parker: Dead? She's not only alive, she's bigger! What did you do, try to kill her with a Grow Lite?
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Connections

References Tarantula (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Many Nights
Written and Performed by Christopher Guest and Michael McKean
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27 April 2010 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

I haven't seen the original; I can imagine that it isn't as feminist as, or at least less overtly so than, this. Guest gets the tone, and this largely delivers what it promises. I know he can direct something hilarious, since I've seen Best in Show; this doesn't have the benefits of a cast full of proved comedic talent, and the writing is inferior, though not without chuckle-inducing moments. There are a couple of lines that are downright quotable. You probably know the plot already; Daniel Baldwin, a bastard merely by virtue of the fact that he's cheating on Darryl Hannah(even if the squeeze he found is also a sight for sore eyes), and several others (all male) talk down to her, and once she begins to grow in size, she attempts to exact vengeance upon them. The FX are cheesy, dated and obvious, and I would wager this was an intentional decision. This is both a spoof and an homage. There is brief suspense. The characters and acting aren't half bad. There is some sexuality(and eye-candy) and brief nudity in this. The DVD comes with a theatrical trailer. I recommend this to fans of the concept. 5/10


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