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Gargantua (1998)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Action | TV Movie 19 May 1998
Marine biologist Jack Ellway and his son Brandon are drawn to the Polynesian island of Malau to study the effects of recent seismic activity on the area's marine life. Along with the local ... See full summary »

Director:

Bradford May

Writer:

Ronald Parker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Baldwin ... Jack Ellway
Julie Carmen ... Dr. Alyson Hart
Emile Hirsch ... Brandon Ellway
Bobby Hosea ... Colonel Wayne
Doug Penty ... Paul Bateman
Peter Adams Peter Adams ... Dr. Ralph Hale
Alexander Petersons Alexander Petersons ... Derek Lawson
Monroe Reimers ... President Manny Moki
Darren Selby Darren Selby ... Kikko
Tony Briggs ... Police Chief
Puven Pather Puven Pather ... Naru
Mae Montero Mae Montero ... Tari
Fiona Edwards Fiona Edwards ... Girl #1
Aislinn Crowe Aislinn Crowe ... Girl #2
Don Battee ... T.J. (as Donald Battee)
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Marine biologist Jack Ellway and his son Brandon are drawn to the Polynesian island of Malau to study the effects of recent seismic activity on the area's marine life. Along with the local doctor Alyson Hart, they soon become caught up in the investigation of a series of recent drownings with unexpected results. As Jack explores the surrounding ocean for a mysterious marine creature, Brandon discovers and befriends a three-foot-long baby creature that is able to leave the ocean and walk on land. As more dangerous and giant creatures come onto the island, and the military begins to take offensive action, Jack must risk everything to save the creatures, the island and his son. Written by ADAM G. THOMAS <agthomas@cyberspace.org>

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Horror | Sci-Fi | Action

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gargantua - Das Monster aus der Tiefe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Television Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film made its television premiere on the same night that rival project Godzilla (1998) held its advance screenings. See more »

Connections

References Beginning of the End (1957) See more »

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I'm very glad a videotape can be used twice...
5 April 2000 | by Duckman-9See all my reviews

Although I didn't expect much from this flick, except maybe a B-movie with bad FX that didn't take itself too seriously, I was flabbergasted by how bad this thing stank. The special Defects were so incredibly crappy that for a moment I suspected the monsters were blue-screen filmed muppets. The acting was bad, the script had bigger holes in it than an old, washed up Blue Whale prostitute and the environmental awareness bit was laughable.

But even after all of this, it still was better than Godzilla. Now that was Crap with a capital C and a big wad of dough stuck in it.


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