Godzilla (1998) (part 1 of 10)
The Cast of Characters:
Dr. Niko “Nick” Tatopolous AKA “The Worm Guy” (Matthew Broderick). A biologist studying radioactive, mutated earthworms for the government. Enlisted by the Army when a giant lizard starts stomping all over New York.
Audrey Timmonds (Maria Pitillo). Plucky assistant to a TV news anchor. Romantically involved with Nick years ago. Siezes on the destruction of New York as her opportunity to finally get in front of the camera. In other words, the female version of Aaron Brown.
Philippe Roache (Jean Reno). French secret agent who walks around acting all French and secret agent-like. France’s nuclear testing has created a giant lizard and he needs Nick’s help to stop it.
Victor “Animal” Palotti (Hank Azaria). TV news camerman, but you knew that already, because only cameramen can be named “Animal”. Works for the same station as Audrey, and the two fame-whores get right in the middle of attempts to defeat the giant lizard.
Sergeant O’Neal (Doug Savant). Utterly incompetent soldier who heads up the Army’s efforts to destroy the giant lizard. After he’s done, New Yorkers will wonder if they were better off with the lizard.
Godzilla (Himself). Giant mutant lizard that tramples all over Manhattan. He enjoys nights on the town and long walks in the rain. Very, very interested in starting a family. And ladies, not only is he single, but he’s the only one of his species.