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A reporter investigates the disappearance of a ship. He finds the ship and discovers that all the hands have been killed by a giant sea louse except for one. He then tells the reporter that the ship was attacked by Godzilla (Gojira). Fearing a panic, the Japanese government then takes the survivor into custody to keep him from revealing that Godzilla has returned. However, a Soviet nuclear submarine is destroyed and the situation puts them and the United States on the brink of nuclear war, until the Japanese decide to come clean and admit that it was Godzilla. Soon the Japan and the rest of the world are on red alert as they wait for Godzilla to begin his rampage anew.
Your favorite fire-breathing monster... Like you've never seen him before!
Also Known As:
Godzilla 1985: The Legend Is Reborn
Release Date: August 23, 1985
Runtime: 82 mins
All Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: Japanese, Russian, English
Sound: Dolby, Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Buried.com Rating: 6.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G
MPAA Rating: PG
Ken Tanaka ...Goro Maki
yasuko Sawaguchi ...Naoko Okumura
yosuke Natsuki ...Dr. Hayashida
Keiju Kobayashi ...Prime Minister Mitamura
Shin Takuma ...Hiroshi Okumura
Eitaro Ozawa ...Finance Minister Kanzaki
Taketoshi Naito ...Takegami, Chief Cabinet Secretary
Mizuho Suzuki ...Foreign Minister Emori
Junkichi Orimoto ...Director-General of the Defense Agency
Hiroshi Koizumi ...Geologist Minami
Kei Sato ...Chief Editor Gondo
Takenori Emoto ...Desk Editor Kitagawa
Sho Hashimoto ...Captain of Super X
Nobuo Kaneko ...Home Affairs Minister Isomura
Kunio Murai ...Secretary Henmi
yoshifumi Tajima ...Environemental Director General Hidaka
Shigeo Kato ...Ship Captain
Koji Ishizaka ...Power Plant Guard
Tetsuya Takeda ...Bum
Kenpachiro Satsuma ...Gojira (as Kengo Nakayama)
Raymond Burr ...Steve Martin
Warren J. Kemmerling ...General Goodhoe (US version)
James Hess ...Colonel Raschen (US version)
Travis Swords ...Major McDonough (US version)
Crawford Binion ...Lieutenant (US version)
Justin Gocke ...Kyle (US version)
Patrick Feren ...Extra (US version)
Mark Simon ...Extra (US version)
Shepard Stern ...Extra (US version)
Alan D. Waserman ...Extra (US version)
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More Movie Taglines:
- Your favorite fire-breathing monster... Like you've never seen him before!
- The Legend Is Reborn.
- [US version] Steve Martin: Nature has a way sometimes of reminding Man of just how small he is. She occasionally throws up terrible offspring's of our pride and carelessness to remind us of how puny we really are in the face of a tornado, an earthquake, or a Godzilla. The reckless ambitions of Man are often dwarfed by their dangerous consequences. For now, Godzilla - that strangely innocent and tragic monster - has gone to earth. Whether he returns or not, or is never again seen by human eyes, the things he has taught us remain...
[US version] Bum: Run for your lives! Let's do lunch sometime!
Dr. Hayashida: When mankind falls into conflict with nature, monsters are born.
[US Version] Goro Maki: When the bomb triggers a real volcanic eruption, Godzilla will be burned alive. What a horrible death. Dr. Hayashida: It won't kill him. Couldn't. [Goro looks on skeptically] Hiroshi Okumura: What do you mean!? It's gotta' kill him, Professor! Dr. Hayashida: The other night at the reactor... Didn't you sense it? The beast has a purpose. 30 years ago, Godzilla appeared for the first time. Before that, he was only a legend. Godzilla is a warning. A warning to every one of us. When mankind falls into conflict with nature, monsters are born. I'm just trying to... send him home.
[Japanese version] [to Godzilla, who's outside the window of the building] Bum: What are you doing here? You have the rest of Shinjuku to play with!
- This was not only the last Godzilla film produced during the Showa Era in Japan (the reign of Emperor Hirohito (1921-1989), but also the first film in a new series (later called the "Versus Series" in Japan), a direct sequel to the original film, Gojira (1954). The next film, _Gojira vs. Biorante (1989)_, was the first Godzilla film to be filmed in the Heisei Era (the reign of Emperor Akihito; 1989-present). This led to some confusion with American Godzilla fans, who called this particular series the "Heisei Series."
The first Godzilla film, in its Japanese version, with closing credits.
The first Godzilla film shot in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio (VistaVision). All Godzilla films (in the VS/Heisei Series) up to Gojira VS Desutoroi‚ (1995) were shot in this ratio.
When Godzilla blasts a news helicopter in Shinjuku with his radioactive breath ray, look carefully in the background for a billboard with the Ghost Busters (1984) logo (albeit backwards) as the copter falls from the sky just before hitting the ground.
Justin Gocke is uncredited in the US version of "Godzilla 1985". He played "Grandson Kyle". The first name is not used in the American version. He does not appear in the Japanese version.
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