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Following the French atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific, an unknown creature is spotted passing eastward through the Panama Canal. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is called in to investigate the matter, and he quickly arrives at the conclusion that a giant, irradiated lizard has been created by the explosions. Godzilla then makes its way north, landing at Manhattan to begin wreaking havoc in the big city. Even with the combined forces of the U.S. military to fight the monster, will it be enough to save the people of New york?
Size Does Matter
Release Date: May 18, 1998
Runtime: 139 mins
All Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Country: USA, Japan
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 4.8
Buried.com Rating: 5.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi monster action/violence.
Matthew Broderick ...Dr. Niko Tatopoulos
Jean Reno ...Philippe Roache
Maria Pitillo ...Audrey Timmonds
Hank Azaria ...Victor 'Animal' Palotti
Kevin Dunn ...Colonel Hicks
Michael Lerner ...Mayor Ebert
Harry Shearer ...Charles Caiman, WIDF Anchor
Arabella Field ...Lucy Palotti
Vicki Lewis ...Dr. Elsie Chapman
Doug Savant ...Sergeant O'Neal
Malcolm Danare ...Dr. Mendel Craven
Lorry Goldman ...Gene, Mayor's Aide
Christian Aubert ...Jean-Luc
Philippe Bergeron ...Jean-Claude
Frank Bruynbroek ...Jean-Pierre
Francois Giroday ...Jean-Philippe
Nicholas J. Giangiulio ...Ed, WIDF Engineer
Robert Lesser ...Murray
Ralph Manza ...Joe, Old Fisherman
Greg Callahan ...Governor
Chris Ellis ...General Anderson
Nancy Cartwright ...Caiman's Secretary
Richard Gant ...Admiral Phelps (as Richard E. Gant)
Jack Moore ...Leonard
Steve Giannelli ...Jules
Brian Farabaugh ...Arthur
Stephen Xavier Lee ...Lieutenant Anderson
Bodhi Elfman ...Freddie
Rich Battista ...Jimmy
Lloyd Kino ...Tanker Cook
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Robert N. Fried
Kelly Van Horn
Godzilla Horror Film Trailer 1
"Come With Me"
More Movie Taglines:
- Size Does Matter
- 1998. The year of GODZILLA!
- Something Big Is Happening
- The city that never sleeps just got a wake-up call.
- Lucy: He is scum! As far as he's concerned, you're just a pair of breasts that talk. Animal: Hey, there's an image.
Dr. Niko Tatopoulus: He's not some monster trying to evade you. He's just an animal. If you find what he wants, then he'll come to you.
Colonel Hicks: Well, don't tell me what it isn't; tell me what the hell it is. Dr. Niko Tatopoulus: Well, what do we know? Uh, it was first sighted off the French Polynesian Pacific. That area has been exposed to dozens of nuclear tests over the past 30 years.
Dr. Niko Tatopoulus: This thing is much too big to be some lost dinosaur.
Dr. Niko Tatopoulus: The radiation isn't an anomoly, it's the clue.
- The number of the cab used in the chase at the end of the movie is MN 44. Moon 44 (1990) is the title of an earlier film that was directed by Roland Emmerich and in which Dean Devlin appeared.
Director Trademark: [Roland Emmerich]  Cab in final chase sequence is cab MN 44.
When the soldiers search the log for cab MN 44's frequency we see that the driver of cab MN 43 is named Len Wiseman. Len Wiseman is the property assistant on several Roland Emmerich films and has since gone on to direct feature films of his own. Another driver's name is Scott Collins. Scott Edward Collins was another property assistant on the movie.
The meter of the cab after the final chase sequence reads $95.20.
The extra killed in his car when Godzilla first arrives in Manhattan was cast as a look-alike for J.D. Lees, editor of G-Fan magazine, because he cast disparaging remarks about the information that leaked out about the film prior to its release.
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