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Ape (1976)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  October 1976 (USA)
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A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.

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Tom Rose
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Marilyn Baker (as Joanna DeVarona)
Alex Nicol ...
Col. Davis
Nak-hun Lee ...
Capt. Kim (as Lee Nak Hoon)
Yeon-jeong Woo ...
Mrs. Kim (as Woo Yun Jung)
Jerry Harke ...
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Larry Chandler ...
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Walt Myers ...
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J.J. Gould ...
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Charles Johnson ...
American Tourist
Paul Leder ...
Dino
Choi Sung Kwan ...
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Jules Levey ...
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A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.

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A*P*E  »

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$23,000 (estimated)
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The filmmakers hoped to cash in on Dino De Laurentiis 1976 remake of King Kong (1976). That film turned out to be a bust, and "Ape" was an even bigger disaster. See more »

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The Korean soldiers fire their bolt action rifles multiple times, without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Col. Davis: [when the killing blow is delivered] Let's see him dance for his organ grinder now!
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King-size King Kong rip-off
25 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

When "King Kong" was being remade in the mid-70's, a Korean company decided to cash in on the remake and produce their own version, in 3-D yet!!! Yeah, that'll show DiLaurentiis a thing or two. As bad as the Kong remake is, "A*P*E" is considerably worse. He's just another man in a monkey suit smashing cardboard sets and doing battle with a toy-tank army while clutching the pretty blonde heroine (Joanna Karns of "Growing Pains", then going by the name Joanna De Varona, and who can blame her for changing her name after this one). There is an embarrassment of riches here, but my favorite is where the army is shooting missiles at the big monkey, and he (and I am not making this up) GIVES THEM ALL THE FINGER!!!!! After having endured an hour and a half of this turkey, I leaned toward that sentiment myself.


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