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The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
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01.08.09

The Amazing Colossal Man (1957) During the test of a new weapon, a plutonium bomb, a plane crashes in the test area. Colonel Glen Manning fearing that someone may still be alive runs to the plane, but before he gets to the pilot, the bomb explodes and burns him over 90% of his body. He is then brought to the base hospital, but is not expected to survive the night. The next morning, Manning not only is still alive, but the burned tissue is completely healed. When his fiancee Carol Forrest arrives to visit she finds out that he as been moved as well as the physicians that have been working on him, Dr. Paul Coulter and Major Eric Lindstrom, M.D.. Through some checking on her own, Carol soon finds out where they are keeping Glen and is horrified to find out that the radiation has affected his cells and caused him to grow uncontrollably. The doctors search find a cure, but before they can administer it to him, he goes mad, escapes and begins terrorizing Las Vegas. They they corner him, but after they inject him with the formula to stop his growth, Manning picks up the needle and spears Major Lindstrom, killing him instantly. He then picks up Carol and makes off with her taking to Hoover Dam.

Movie Tagline:
Not even the U.S. Army can keep her away from the man she loved--but only the U.S. Army can save her from the monster he became!

Also Known As:
The Amazing Nth Man

Title: Amazing Colossal Man, The
Release Date: October 25, 1957
Runtime: 80 mins
Genre: Sci-Fi
All Genres: Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 3.7
Brimstone Pit Rating: 4.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With A

MPAA Rating: Approved

Director(s):
Bert I. Gordon

Cast:
Glenn Langan ...Lt. Col. Glenn Manning (as Glen Langan)
Cathy Downs ...Carol Forrest
William Hudson ...Dr. Paul Linstrom
Larry Thor ...Maj. Eric Coulter, MD
James Seay ...Col. Hallock
Frank Jenks ...Truck Driver
Russ Bender ...Richard Kingman (as Russell Bender)
Hank Patterson ...Henry
Jimmy Cross ...Sergeant at Reception Desk
June Jocelyn ...Nurse Wilson
Stanley Lachman ...Lt. Cline
Harry Raybould ...MP at Main Gate
Jean Moorhead ...Woman in Bathtub
Scott Peters ...Sgt. Lee Carter
Myron Cook ...Capt. Thomas
Michael Harris ...Police Lt. Keller
Bill Cassady ...Lt. Peterson
Dick Nelson ...Sgt. Hansen (as Richard Nelson)
Edmund Cobb ...Dr. McDermott (as Ed Cobb)
Paul Hahn ...Attendant
Diana Darrin ...Hospital Receptionist (as Diana Darain)
Lyn Osborn ...Sgt. Taylor
Jack Kosslyn ...Lieutenant in Briefing Room
William Hughes ...Bombsite Control Officer
Keith Hetherington ...TV Anchorman
John Daheim ...Soldier
Judd Holdren ...Robert Allen (unconfirmed)
Harold Miller ...Official

Producer(s):
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Bert I. Gordon
James H. Nicholson

Writer(s):
Mark Hanna
Bert I. Gordon
George Worthing yates

Composer(s):
Albert Glasser

More Movie Taglines:
  • Not even the U.S. Army can keep her away from the man she loved--but only the U.S. Army can save her from the monster he became!
  • A Seventy Foot Giant Is Terrorizing Las Vegas...
  • NEVER SINCE "KING KONG" SUCH A MIGHTY MOTION PICTURE!
  • Savage Giant on a Blood-Mad Rampage!
  • Growing...! Growing...! Growing...! To a Giant! to a Monster! When will it stop?
Movie Quote(s):
  • Manning: What kind of sin could a man commit in a single lifetime to bring this upon himself?
  • [Dr. Lindstrom explains to Carol that Glenn's heart isn't growing as fast as the rest of his body] Dr. Paul Linstrom: Now, the reason for this is rather technical, Carol, but to give you a simplified layman's explanation, it might be explained that, since the heart is made up of a *single* cell for all practical purposes, instead of millions of cells like the rest of the organs of the body, it's reacting in an entirely different manner to this unknown stimulus or forces behind this whole thing.
  • Manning: [reading newspaper] "Man Lives Through Plutonium Blast" [laughs cynically] Manning: They call THIS living?
  • Manning: I don't want to grow anymore.
  • Manning: Why don't you ask me what it feels like to be a freak?
Movie Trivia:
  • American International Pictures released this in a double feature with Cat Girl (1957).
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Keywords:
Camp Desert Rock, Hoover Dam, Radiation Induced Growth, MST3K, Mushroom Cloud  ...[more]


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