Godzilla


2h 18m 1998

Brief Synopsis

A blinding flash of white light fills the sky above the French Polynesian islands. Giant footsteps plow an ominous path through miles of Panamanian forests and beaches. Ships off the U.S. coast capsize, dragged into a rolling sea where they are instantly demolished. This incessant, inexplicable dest

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Oahu, Hawaii, USA; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Oahu, Hawaii, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 18m

Synopsis

A blinding flash of white light fills the sky above the French Polynesian islands. Giant footsteps plow an ominous path through miles of Panamanian forests and beaches. Ships off the U.S. coast capsize, dragged into a rolling sea where they are instantly demolished. This incessant, inexplicable destruction is heading toward New York. Far away, nuclear scientist Nick Tatopoulos is called upon for the greatest project of his life--to help the United States track the beast behind these mysterious disasters. As Nick begins his investigation, the enormous creature descends upon New York City, causing complete chaos. The army mobilizes its troops to attack, but the monster disappears. Phillipe Roche, an insurance investigator, leads the team assessing the destruction left in the creature's wake. While the two teams have their own agendas, they find they must join forces to unravel the mystery behind the incredible creature and stop him before it is too late.

Crew

Jack Aaron

Other

Phil Abraham

Assistant

Danny Accomando

Video

Danny Accomando

Researcher

John Adams

Adr Editor

Michael Adkins

Costume Supervisor

Peter Afterman

Music Supervisor

Rosie Albert

Location Assistant

Matthew Altman

On-Set Dresser

Maura Alvarez

Rotoscope Animator

Peter Amundson

Editor

Don Anderson

Mechanical Special Effects

Gregory Anderson

Mechanical Special Effects

Lance Anderson

Assistant Editor

Robin Anderson

Script Supervisor

Scott Andonian

Visual Effects

Tony Araki

Other

Michael Arndt

Assistant

David Arnold

Song

David Arnold

Music

Myles Aronowitz

Photography

Christopher Assells

Editor

Joaquin Avellan

Sound

Adam Baer

Production Assistant

Kenneth Bailey

Cgi Artist

Bobbi L Baird

Set Production Assistant

Don Baker

Visual Effects Supervisor

John S Baker

Digital Effects Supervisor

Karen M. Baker

Assistant Sound Editor

Wenden Baldwin

Visual Effects

Bill Houston Ball

Visual Effects

Florian Ballhaus

Camera Operator

Melissa Bargar

Production Assistant

Claudette Barius

Photography

Gabe Bartalos

Other

Charley Beal

Art Director

John Bedard

Art Department

Bob Beher

Foley Editor

Bruce Bermudez

Art Department

Paul F Bernard

Assistant Director

Bethany Berndt-shackelford

Other

Kim Berner

Script Supervisor

Jim Berney

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ricardo Bertoni

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Carrie Best

Accountant

Enrique Bilsland

Other

Brian Blair

Other

David Bloch

Casting

Lori Blonn

Set Production Assistant

Rob Blue

Visual Effects

Oana Bogdan

Art Director

Rick Bongiovanni

Other

John Bonham

Song

Suzanne Bornstein

Dga Trainee

Mauro Borrelli

Visual Effects

Mike Borsh

Other

David Bowie

Song

Bob Bowman

Sound

Todd Boyce

Cgi Artist

Anthony Bozanich

Assistant Editor

Daniel Bradford

Set Designer

Patrick G Brady

Puppeteer

Kristen Leigh Branan

Visual Effects

Michael Brandy

Stunts

Mike Bray

Cgi Artist

William Brewer

Carpenter

Breezie Brooks

Costumes

Al Broussard

Digital Effects Supervisor

Anita Louise Brown

Costumes

Bob F Brown

Stunts

Nacio Herb Brown

Song

Troy Brown

Stunt Coordinator

Max Bruce

Mechanical Special Effects

Eric Bruneau

Art Department

Dorothy Bulac

Wardrobe

Fiona Bull

Visual Effects

Sarah Bullionn

Set Production Assistant

William H Burton

Stunts

Wes Caefer

Mechanical Special Effects

Daniel K Calhoun

Electrician

John Calvanico

Graphics

Gary L Camp

Assistant

Colin Campbell

Art Department

Dairl Campbell

Special Effects

Marco Campos

Foreman

John Campuzano

Video

Kiki Candela

Animator

Rick Canelli

Adr

Rob Capwell

Other

Nik E Carey

Other

Chad Carlberg

Visual Effects

Kurt Carley

Other

Alessandra Carlino

Editor

Lawrence Carroll

Visual Effects

Kay Carter

Costumes

Bill Caruth

Adr Editor

Mario Castillo

Other

Christopher Cenatiempo

Stunts

John Cenatiempo

Stunts

Tony Centonze

Mechanical Special Effects

Al Cerullo

Helicopter Pilot

Darren Cerullo

Helicopter Pilot

Steve Chambers

Stunts

Gimo Chanphianamvong

Art Department

Martin Charles

Graphic Designer

Jerome Chen

Visual Effects Supervisor

Phil Chong

Stunts

Anthony S Ciccarelli

Visual Effects

Mark Ciccone

Helicopter Pilot

Patrick Cieslak

Art Department

Benjamin I Cinelli

Animator

Craig Clark

Technical Director

Robert Clark

Art Department

Dan Clayberger

Carpenter

Robert Carl Clifford

Unit Production Manager

Terry Clotiaux

Visual Effects

William Cobb

Mechanical Special Effects

Richard Cody

Craft Service

Grady Cofer

Visual Effects

Dave Cole

Best Boy Grip

Keith Collea

Video Assist/Playback

Scott Edward Collins

Props Assistant

Scott Collins

Props Assistant

Clint Colver

Art Department

Sean Combs

Song

Sean Combs

Song Performer

Mac Condro

Motion Control

Kenneth Conners

Rigging Gaffer

Michael Conte

Art Department

Richard J Cook

Visual Effects

Matt Cordner

Other

Kathleen Corgan

Assistant Location Manager

Candace Cornell

Post-Production Supervisor

Ken Cornett

Visual Effects

Efrain Corona

Carpenter

Brian Corpus

Other

Stephanie Corsalini

Casting

Damian Costa

On-Set Dresser

John Michael Courte

Animator

Hillary Covey

2-D Artist

Betsy Cox

Art Department

Lynda Cox

Other

Paul Crawford

Stunts

Robert Cribbett

Rotoscope Animator

Mick Cukurs

Set Designer

Sean Cunnigham

Digital Effects Supervisor

Mike Cuomo

Office Assistant

Mark Curry

Song

Pamela Cveticanin

Other

Zachariah Cveticanin

Other

John T. Cypert

Stunts

Matt D

Effects Coordinator

Blaise Dahlquist

Other

Douglas Dalisera

Best Boy

Alex Daniels

Puppeteer

David R Davies

Other

Michael J Davis

Electrician

Richard Davison

Animation Supervisor

Steve M Davison

Stunts

Zack De La Rocha

Song

John Decker

Color

David Declerque

Unit Production Manager

Stephen P Del Prete

Set Production Assistant

Joey Deluxe

Song

Joey Deluxe

Song Performer

Steve Denapoli

Other

Colin Dennis

Carpenter

Mitch Deoudes

Rendering Artist

Greg Derochie

Art Department

Alex Deshazer

Production Coordinator

Dean Devlin

Screenplay

Dean Devlin

Story By

Dean Devlin

Producer

Dean Devlin

From Story

Nicholas Devore

Effects Coordinator

Lisa D Di Santo

Other

Bill Diaz

Animator

Dino Dimuro

Editor

Duke Dixon

Visual Effects

Shane Dixon

Stunts

Nicholas Dodd

Music

Bruce Donnellan

Mechanical Special Effects

Eddy Donno

Stunts

Richie Douglas

Mechanical Special Effects

Margaret Doversola

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Peter J Dowd

Set Production Assistant

Eric Dressor

Mechanical Special Effects

Scott Drinon

Dolly Grip

Colin Drobnis

Art Department

Roderic Duff

Special Effects

John D Duino

Other

Suzie Duncan

Other

Joe Duppel

Visual Effects

William Durnin

On-Set Dresser

Shawn Eagan

Sound

James Ealy

Other

Daniel Eaton

Art Department

Dina Eaton

Music Editor

Tzarina V Edillon

Assistant Editor

Michael Edland

Animator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Oahu, Hawaii, USA; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Oahu, Hawaii, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 18m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 20, 1998

Released in United States on Video November 3, 1998

Winner of the 1998 European Film People's Choice Award.

Released in United States May 19, 1998

Released in United States Spring May 20, 1998

Released in United States on Video November 3, 1998

Jan De Bont was previously attached to direct.

Centropolis Entertainment has a first-look production deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Completed shooting September 26, 1997.

Began shooting May 1, 1997.

Godzilla first appeared in a 1954 film in Japan entitled "Gojira", produced by Toho Co. Ltd. The film was retitled "Godzilla, King of the Monsters" and released in the U.S. with additional footage featuring Raymond Burr. Godzilla then enjoyed a healthy run, with nineteen sequels to follow.

Released in United States May 19, 1998 (New York City and Los Angeles)