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At Theaters: 5/20/1998 On Video: 11/3/1998
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 19 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 059810
Studio: TriStar Pictures
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Giant footsteps plow a path through miles of Panamanian forests and beaches. Ships off the U.S. coasts capsize, dragged into an inexplicably roiling sea where they are instantly demolished. The destruction is heading toward a small, densely populated island called Manhattan.

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Action Thriller - Godzilla is a lavish update of the popular Japanese monster movies. Its blend of mayhem and special effects has a built-in audience of children, teens, and young adults, especially males; older viewers looking for plot and character should look elsewhere.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Matthew Broderick (Addicted to Love)
Jean Reno (The Professional)
Maria Pitillo (Dear God)
Hank Azaria (Great Expectations)
Creature Design: Patrick Tatopoulos (Independence Day)
Visual Effects Supv: Volker Engel (Independence Day)
Producer: Dean Devlin (Independence Day)
Wri/Dir: Roland Emmerich (Independence Day)
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Production Notes Heading
Introduction
About The Production
About The Creature
Visual Effects
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PROFANITY: Occasional use of mild profanity
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Lots of buildings and other objects destroyed; nongraphic deaths
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: One glimpse of alcohol consumption
ACTION: Lots of destruction, explosions, and chases.
COMEDY: A few isolated wisecracks.
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Average
Reviewing a much-ballyhooed "event" movie like Godzilla is a pointless task--audiences will flock to theatres in droves no matter what--but anyone willing to listen should be forewarned that this lavish take on the classic Japanese monster movies is a technically superb but flavorless piece of sci-fi hackwork.
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Based on an Exit Polling of 165 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
35
Very High
100%%
13-19Teens (M)
26
High
88%%
13-19Teens (F)
16
High
94%%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
28
High
89%%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
12
Fairly High
100%%
30+Adults (F)
48
High
90%%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE

A devastating, blinding flash of white light fills the Eastern sky. Thousands of miles away, the Pacific Ocean churns, engulfing a freighter with wicked speed. Ships off both U.S. coasts capsize and are dragged into an inexplicably roiling sea, where they are instantly demolished.

On another part of the globe, giant footprints plow an ominous path through miles of Panamanian forests, Tahitian villages and Jamaican beaches.

What is the source of all this mysterious, far-flung mayhem? An enormous beast is on a terrifying trek to the densely populated island of Manhattan, leaving a trail of ruin and panic in its awful wake and creating a ripple effect of profound and jaw-dropping destruction.

Despite their often conflicting agendas and motives, a scientist, a TV reporter, a cameraman, and an enigmatic French insurance investigator, as well as the U.S. military, must join forces in an odd and often uneasy alliance to unravel the mystery behind this creature and prevent it from reducing the world's greatest metropolis to a pile of rubble before it is too late.

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