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Godzilla

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Director: Roland Emmerich

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo

     
 

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Dedicated to Tomoyuki Tanaka (1910-1997), who produced the 1954 original and sequels, the Devlin/Emmerich interpretation displays a redesign of Godzilla, now a large lizard mutated after fallout from French nuclear tests. A blinding flash of white light fills the Eastern sky. Thousands of miles away, the Pacific Ocean churns, engulfing a freighter. On another part of… See more details below

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Dedicated to Tomoyuki Tanaka (1910-1997), who produced the 1954 original and sequels, the Devlin/Emmerich interpretation displays a redesign of Godzilla, now a large lizard mutated after fallout from French nuclear tests. A blinding flash of white light fills the Eastern sky. Thousands of miles away, the Pacific Ocean churns, engulfing a freighter. On another part of the globe, giant footsteps plow a path through miles of Panamanian forests, Tahitian villages, and Jamaican beaches. In the Ukraine, biologist Dr. Niko Tatopoulos (Matthew Broderick), with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is examining the impact of radiation on Chernobyl earthworms. Colonel Hicks (Kevin Dunn) and a military team escort Niko to check out giant claw marks on the beached freighter; they're joined by paleontologists Elsie Chapman (Vicki Lewis) and Mendel Craven (Malcolm Danare). Blood and giant-size footprints indicate "some sort of enormous reptile." French secret agent Philippe Roache talks to the freighter's only survivor, who keeps repeating, "Gojira...Gojira." Tatopoulos et al arrive in Manhattan's Fulton Fish Market where Godzilla surfaces, moving on to the NYC financial district where Mayor Ebert (Michael Lerner) is speaking. Ambitious Audrey Timmonds (Maria Pitillo), who works for TV news anchor Charles Caiman (Harry Shearer), is Niko's former girlfriend, and she uses this to her professional advantage. As the wave of destruction continues, Niko and Roache track the creature through the evacuated city and discover Godzilla's eggs about to hatch in Madison Square Garden. They are followed by Audrey and TV cameraman Victor "Animal" Palotti (Hank Azaria), and soon the hatching Godzilla offspring prowl the Garden corridors, leading to a final showdown.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/10/2009
UPC:
0043396190399
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:19:00
Sales rank:
25,517

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Arabella Field Lucy Palotti
Vicki Lewis Dr. Elsie Chapman
Doug Savant Sergeant O'Neal
Malcom Danare Dr. Mendel Craven
Lorry Goldman Gene
William O'Leary Military Communications Guy (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Roland Emmerich Director,Executive Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Peter Amundson Editor
David Arnold Score Composer
David Bloch Casting
Dean Devlin Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Ted Elliott Original Story
Ute Emmerich Executive Producer
Volker Engel Special Effects Supervisor
William Fay Executive Producer
Robert N. Fried Co-producer
Jose Antonio Garcia Sound/Sound Designer
Elizabeth Greenberg Casting
Jim Halty Stunts
Eric Pascarelli Camera Operator
Chuck Picerni Stunts
Joseph Porro Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Rossio Original Story
Oliver Scholl Production Designer
David J. Siegel Editor
Ueli Steiger Cinematographer
Patrick Tatopoulos Special Effects
Kelly Van Horn Co-producer
April Webster Casting
Peter Winther Co-producer
Kim Winther Asst. Director
Robert Woodruff Art Director
Victor Zolfo Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Visual Effects Commentary; Behind the Scenes of Godzilla with Charles Caiman; All Time Best of Godzilla Fight Scenes; "Heroes" Music Video by The Wallflowers

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