PG | | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.
When the Giant's hand is "watching" television, the clip that was to be playing would have been the opening to Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954), but the filmmakers could not secure the rights, and substituted the Maypo commercial instead.
What department is that again?
Kent Mansley: Frankly, I'm not at liberty to divulge the particulars of the agency I work for, and all that that implies.
Marv Loach: You mean, national security?
Kent Mansley: Let me put it this way. Every so often things happen that can't be rationalized ...
A scene midway through the movie reveals a sign on the side of Dean's tow truck that reads "McCoppin Scrap". The end credits offer us an alternate spelling: Dean McCoppen.
The Warner Brothers logo is done in 50's art deco, as the Sputnik signal is heard.
$5,732,614 (USA) (8 August 1999)
$23,159,305 (USA) (21 November 1999)
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