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Godzilla 2000 (1999)

Gojira ni-sen mireniamu (original title)
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Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.


Takao Okawara
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Takehiro Murata Takehiro Murata ... Prof. Yuji Shinoda
Hiroshi Abe ... Mitsuo Katagiri
Naomi Nishida Naomi Nishida ... Yuki Ichinose
Mayu Suzuki Mayu Suzuki ... Io Shinoda
Shirô Sano ... Prof. Shiro Miyasaka
Takeshi Ôbayashi Takeshi Ôbayashi
Shirô Namiki Shirô Namiki
Sakae Kimura
Bengal Bengal ... (as Bengaru)
Ken'ichi Nagira Ken'ichi Nagira
Ken'ichi Ishii Ken'ichi Ishii
Yoshimasa Kondô Yoshimasa Kondô
Kôichi Ueda Kôichi Ueda ... Military Man
Yoshiyuki Omori Yoshiyuki Omori
Masahiko Nishimura


Godzilla returns in a brand-new movie that ignores all preceding movies except for the original with a brand new look and a powered up atomic ray. This time he battles a mysterious UFO that later transforms into a mysterious kaiju dubbed Orga. They meet up for the final showdown in the city of Shinjuku. Written by <agent-005@usa.net>

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Earth's most powerful monster fights a beast from outer space. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for monster violence and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The way the skyscraper implodes beneath the giant UFO - with billows of smoke and debris cascading outward as it collapses - eerily presages the way the World Trade Center came down in 2001 (two years after this film was made). See more »


During the seldom-used areal shots of Godzilla, the greenscreen technique becomes strikingly obvious as Godzilla's feet apparently disappear even when not obscured by anything, and he doesn't even always move in unison with the camera (the camera shakes but he remains still). Finally, he is of a completely different hue than the surrounding environment. See more »


[closing scene; Japanese Version]
Shiro Miyasaka: The recklessness of science gave birth to you, Godzilla. Why do you appear before us?
[Godzilla continues to trample through Shinjuku]
Yuki Ichinose: Because we humans gave birth to this monster.
Yuji Shinoda: Godzilla is... inside all of us!
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Crazy Credits

Godzilla's roar is heard right before the "A Tri-Star Release" credit at the end of the closing credits. (US version only) See more »

Alternate Versions

The US version takes out about 9 minutes of the film and changes a lot of the dialogue. See more »


Follows Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) See more »

User Reviews

Personally, I love this movie!
17 February 2004 | by Angel_MeiruSee all my reviews

Heh heh, what isn't there for me to love "Godzilla 2000"? Minimal computer graphics, well built city models, awesome looking makeover for the big G and a neat and fierce looking foe named Orgah. Oh, and not to mention a cute little girl named Iyo, who shows a big interest for Godzilla and Orgah (perhaps a nostalgic refrence to the monster loving kids Ken Yano and Rokku-chan?).

Alot of people seem to hate this movie due to it not having too much CG, no "super sexy" model actor or actresses or were just spoiled off of the recent Hollywood trash cinema. OMG, and someone even compaired the recent Godzilla movies to Evangellion (GAG ME!).

I however, stand up for Toho. Long live Toho! Long live the King of Monsters!

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Official Sites:

Toho Co.





Release Date:

18 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:



Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,407,720, 20 August 2000

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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