The Amazing Colossal Man Movie Review Summary

Actors: Glenn Langan, Cathy Downs, William Hudson, Larry Thor

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During a plutonium bomb test in the Nevada desert, a stray plane crashes near the test site. Lt. Col. Glenn Manning (Langan) runs out from his shelter to save whoever's in the plane and gets caught in the bomb blast. He shields his eyes, but he's badly burned over the rest of his body and loses most of his vital fluids. When both have been replenished, Manning starts to grow -- at the rate of 8 to 10 feet a day! His fiancee Carol Forrest (Downs) tries to care for him while Dr. Paul Lindstrom (Hudson) works on a cure. Unfortunately, since the human heart consists of only one cell (as someone explains!), it won't be able to keep up with his increasing size. His mind is also going. Eventually, he goes on a rampage across Nevada, carrying Carol Kong-like in his hand, and escaping the giant hypodermic needle the scientists try to use on him (and in fact impaling one of them with it). The story climaxes at Boulder Dam. This 1957 Bert Gordon film tries to address scientific and emotional issues of radiation poisoning, but has a lot of silliness.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   made bigger/smaller

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Earth setting:    -   20th Century (1950-1970) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   lab

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Tone of movie    -   fearful

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