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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
Kenichi Ishii Kenichi Ishii ... (as 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?


According to books and press material, the squid-like alien that became Orga is called the "Millennian". However, neither monster was referred to by name in either version. See more »


Katagiri asks who gave Shinoda authorization to enter the building, and Miyasaka admits that he did it. This creates an inconsistency in the American cut of the film, which deleted eight minutes of footage from the Japanese cut, as one of the deleted scenes showed the soldier who stops Shinoda talking on the phone with Miyasaka, who tells him that Shinoda is authorized to enter the building. The American version is edited to make it appear that the bombing siren distracts the soldier and Shinoda runs into the building unnoticed. See more »


Japanese Store Owner: [Seeing saucer flying overhead, In US version:] Gott Im Himmel!
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Crazy Credits

Over the closing shot of Godzilla blowing up Shinjuku, a green "THE END" is superimposed, with a red question mark that appears over between the two words. (Theatrical 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 »


Referenced in Up from the Depths: Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) (2019) See more »

User Reviews

Hey pretty cool.
12 September 2001 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

I enjoyed this flick. Sure it wasn't the best movie made and it surely would not win an award, but it was a fun film. There are a couple of the Godzilla movies in the 90's I liked more, but this one did not disappoint. The dubbing is rather good for everyone except the guy who is trying to kill Godzilla. He sounds a bit to deep voiced and at one point when he laughs he goes "Ha, Ha, Ha", but other than him the dubbing is good. There is also a bit of dead zone where godzilla isn't around between godzilla's first encounter the flying saucer and the final battle, but it is not to bad. Also, they kind of ignore the movie Godzilla vs. Destroyah even though they show Godzilla's son taking over the reigns this fact is ignored and all the characters from the 90 films are ignored as well. All and all it is a fun movie and there is a good battle at the end.

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Official Sites:

Toho Co.





Release Date:

18 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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