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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Marilyn Baker (as Joanna DeVarona)
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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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American Tourist
Paul Leder ...
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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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October 1976 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Col. Davis: [when the killing blow is delivered] Let's see him dance for his organ grinder now!
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Features Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967) 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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