Gargantua (film)

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Gargantua (1998) theatrical poster.jpg
VHS cover
Directed byBradford May
Produced byPeter V. Ware
Written byRonald Parker
Music byJ. Peter Robinson
CinematographyJohn Stokes
Edited byBuford F. Hayes
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox
Release date
  • May 19, 1998 (1998-05-19)
(United States)
Running time
86 minutes

Gargantua is a 1998 American television film, starring Adam Baldwin, Julie Carmen and Emile Hirsch. It was directed by Bradford May and written by Ronald Parker. The film was shot on location throughout Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[1]


On the island of Malau, marine biologist Jack Ellway (Adam Baldwin) studies the effect of seismic activity on the area's marine life. As Jack and local doctor, Alyson Hart (Julie Carmen) explores the surrounding ocean for an unknown prehistoric creature. The military comes and tries to investigate. Jack's son, Brandon (Emile Hirsch), discovers and befriends a baby creature that is able to leave the ocean and walk on land, and the parent creature tries to find the baby and go on a rampage. After its first rampage, the military gets involved and kills the parent. On the next morning, it turns out that there is another parent, and it returns to the ocean with the baby.


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Gargantua was novelized by K. Robert Andreassi, a pseudonym for Keith R.A. DeCandido, and published by Tor Books.


Gargantua made its television premiere on the same night that one of its rival projects,Godzilla (1998) had its theatrical release.[1] Gargantua currently holds a 21% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2] Julie Carmen was nominated for the ALMA Award in 1999 for her performance in this movie. She was indicated in the category "Outstanding Individual Performance in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series in a Crossover Role".[3]


  1. ^ a b "Gargantua". 19 May 1998. Retrieved 2017-01-07.
  2. ^ "Gargantua". Retrieved 2017-01-07.
  3. ^ "1999 NCLR ALMA AWARDS" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-01-07.

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