French nuclear tests irradiate an iguana into a giant monster that viciously attacks freighter ships in the Pacific Ocean. A team of experts, including Niko Tatopoulos, conclude that the oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard is loose in Manhattan as the US military races to destroy the monster before it reproduces and it's spawn takes over the world.
- Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Thriller
- Studio: TOHO, TriStar Pictures, Independent Pictures (II), Fried Films, Centropolis Entertainment
- Keyword: new york city, atomic bomb, missile, intelligence, pregnancy, destroy, boat accident, giant monster, atomic bomb test, us army, flowerpot, creature, kaiju, military, animal horror, godzilla
- Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn, Michael Lerner