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A Boy Ten Feet Tall

Released 1965
Distributor Paramount

One of Alexander Mackendrick’s lesser known efforts, this hard-luck family movie shot in Africa under the title Sammy Going South existed in several versions. The original 129 minute‚ cut is‚ seemingly lost, but‚ a 119 minute one has surfaced on British DVD. The trailer is for Paramount’s‚ extensively reworked US release, which has several points in its favor but is not likely to resurface as the rights have reverted to Warner Bros.

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About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career. He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New BatchInnerspace and Small Soldiers for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The HowlingPiranhaMatineeThe ‘burbs , Looney Tunes Back in ActionThe Hole (first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival) and the zom-com Burying the Ex. His TV directing work includes: Police SquadAmazing Stories, the HBO film The Second Civil War, the Masters of Horror titles Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, and episodes of Eerie, IndianaCSI: NYHawaii 5-0Witches of East EndLegends of Tomorrow and Salem. His most recent big screen credit is an episode of the anthology film Nightmare Cinema. Joe is also the frequent co-host of Trailers From Hell’s official podcast, The Movies That Made Me, available everywhere podcasts are streamed and downloaded!

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