PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
The movie is famous for its rainy scenes. Co-producer and co-writer Dean Devlin claimed in interviews that this was a direct homage to the original Godzilla (1954), since, according to him, "Almost all of it was in the rain." This is actually false, as only a brief scene of ... ...
What are you doing?
Victor 'Animal' Palotti: Can't let Lucy know. She'll hurt me.
(at around 2h) After Madison Square, characters drive toward the Brooklyn Bridge because it's "the closest suspension bridge" to their location. In fact, they'd have to pass the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges - both suspension bridges - to get to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Various effects that appeared as green film scratches (but were not, in fact, scratches) showed up periodically over the credits.
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$55,726,951 (USA) (25 May 1998)