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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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Cast overview:
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 ...
Film Producer
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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See APE *defy the jaws of giant shark *destroy a teeming city *demolish an ocean liner *vanquish monster reptile 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

In one of the first scenes, two characters driving through Seoul see the Korean World Trade Center, the "North Gate," and the president's mansion. The landmarks are several miles apart, in different parts of Seoul. Considering the short span of time and what appears to be a straight route, the characters wouldn't have time to see all three landmarks. 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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Spoofs King Kong (1976) See more »

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BullDada Galore
15 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, I just had the good fortune to see this movie on the big screen in glorious 3D(although my 3d glasses kept falling off of my regular glasses) and must say that all of the previous posts(with exception of the person who gave it like 9 stars) just did not get this movie and never will. Yes it is bad, terribly bad. Yes the acting sucks etc. Did this detract from my enjoyment of the film? Not a whit. I can imagine that in 2d on a TV the charm could be significantly diminished but in its original 3d glory this is not to "B" missed . I cant fathom all of the bad posts from folks who claim to like this genre of movies. I mean look at the godzilla movies that were coming out at this time frame, pure cheese! Yet I love them just the same! If your idea of a giant monster movie is the Hollywood godzilla or the peter jackson king kong then by all means please skip this. If on the other hand you wish peter jackson would take his next million dollars and sink it into a remake of meet the feebles then you might get a few chuckles out of this movie.


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