International Title
Japanese Title
 [Gojira GODZILLA]
Production: Tristar / Centropolis / Independent Pictures
Distributor: Toho Japan: 1998
  Time: 140 minutes
Initial US Title
US Distributor: Tristar (1998) Time: 140 minutes
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After nuclear tests in French Polynesia, an iguana's nest is exposed to massive amounts of radiation that causes one of the reptiles to mutant into a giant creature. This beast then attacks a Japanese fishing boat, leaving few survivors although one tells French officials what he saw: Gojira. Scientist Niko Tatopolous is brought in to investigate and concludes that the attack is in fact from a giant lizard that was created from the nuclear tests. The monster, later dubbed Godzilla after a news anchor mispronounces Gojira, lands in Manhattan in search of food.

Directed by Roland Emmerich
Writing credits Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Produced by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich, William Fay, Cary Woods, Robert Fried, Kelly Van Horn, Peter Winther
Music by David Arnold, Michael Lloyd
Cinematography by Ueli Steiger
Film Editing by Peter Amundson, David Siegel
Production Design by Oliver Scholl
Director of Special Effects Patrick Tatopoulos
Niko Tatopoulos, Doctor Matthew Broderick
Philippe Roaché Jean Reno
Audrey Timmonds Maria Pitillo
Victor "Animal" Palotti Hank Azaria
Hicks, Colonel Kevin Dunn
Charles Caiman, W.I.D.F. Anchor Harry Shearer
Elsie Chapman, Doctor Vicki Lewis
Ebert, Mayor Michael Lerner
Gene, Mayor's Aide Lorry Goldman
Lucy Palotti Arabella Field
O'Neal, Sergeant Doug Savant
Mendel Craven, Doctor Malcolm Danare
Jean-Luc Christian Aubert
Jean-Pierre Frank Bruynbroek
Jean-Claude Philippe Bergeron
Jean-Philippe Francois Giroday
Ed, W.I.D.F. Engineer Nicholas J. Giangiulio
Murray Robert Lesser
Joe, Elderly Fisherman Ralph Manza
Governor Greg Callahan
Anderson, General Chris Ellis
Caiman's Secretary Nancy Cartwright
Phelps, Admiral Richard Gant
Anderson, Lieutenant Stephen Xavier Lee
Leonard Jack Moore
Arthur Brian Farabaugh
Jules Steve Giannelli
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Godzilla F-18 Hornet, M270 MRLS, AH-64A Apaches, Ohio Class Nuclear-Powered Sub, M1A2 Abrams, UH-1H Iroquois, HMMWV, Canberra, Piasecki H-21B, OH-6D Cayuse, Los Angeles-Class Nuclear Attack Sub


Box Office
Release Date: July 11th, 1998 (Japan)
Attendance: 3,500,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)
Distribution Earning: ¥3,000,000,000 / $25,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

Release Date: May 19th, 1998 (US)
Budget: $130,000,000 (US)
Attendance: 29,000,000 (US, Rough Figure)
Opening Weekend: $44,047,541 (US, 3,310 Theaters)
Total: $136,314,294 (US)

Worldwide Total: $379,014,294

DVDs and Blu-Ray
Region 1 GODZILLA Tristar (1998) Order
Region 1 GODZILLA: Monster Edition Sony Pictures (2006) Order
Region 2 GODZILLA Toho (2000)
Blu-ray GODZILLA Sony Pictures (2009) Order

CD Soundtracks

(9910) [Unlicensed]


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Concept Art

Miles Imhoff Star Rating
August 3, 2004
Patrick Galvan Star Rating
September 28, 2014