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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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Rod Arrants ...
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 ...
Lt. Smith
Larry Chandler ...
First Mate
Walt Myers ...
Seaman
J.J. Gould ...
Soldier in Jeep
Charles Johnson ...
American Tourist
Paul Leder ...
Dino
Choi Sung Kwan ...
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Bob Kurcz ...
American Actor
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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Ten Tons of Animal Fury Leaps from the Screen See more »


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October 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A*P*E  »

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$23,000 (estimated)
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Listed among the "100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made" in John Wilson's book "The Official Razzie® Movie Guide." See more »

Goofs

A*P*E throws a rock at a tank during the final battle. The rock lands near the tank, without touching it, but the tank still explodes. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Tom Rose: He was just too big for a small world like ours.
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I wanted to like it.
19 November 2001 | by (Orlando, Fl) – See all my reviews

Okay, going into this film, I knew it had a reputation as one of the worst films of all time. But I like good, ole cheesy monster movies. In fact, if it had a first run presentation in the 1970's, I'm very surprised I missed it then. Anyway, I finally caught up with it. And, guess what? It IS one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Usually, something stands out: effective acting, great miniatures or special effects, nifty dialogue, music, scenery, or just a general feeling of fun. This has almost nothing. Admittedly, Joanna Kerns does give a spirited performance, and you can see a glimmer of the solid comedic style she developed later. But, that's it. Even the monster is bad. Not laughingly bad, which is sometimes enjoyable... just bad, with unexplainable movements and no expression. If someone suggests you watch this movie, just say NO.


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