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King Kong (1976)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Horror  |  17 December 1976 (USA)
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A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

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An animated, modern-day take on the classic King Kong story.

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Storyline

An expedition of the "Petrox" company, is exploring in search of petrol. A strange island where they arrive is the home of a giant ape, King Kong, that is captured by the expedition in order to make money exhibiting it to the world. When in the U.S. the huge gorilla becomes restless, trying to return home... Written by <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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The most exciting original motion picture event of all time.


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17 December 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

King Kong: The Legend Reborn  »

Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$52,600,000 (USA)
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(Metrocolor) (uncredited)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kong's vocal sounds were recorded by an uncredited Peter Cullen, straining his throat so badly that he coughed up blood in the recording studio. See more »

Goofs

The ship's radar is used to track the position of King Kong on the island. There are a number of errors in how the radar is depicted. A ship based radar simply measures how far away objects are from the ship as it rotates. What the radar would show of the island is the shape of the coast line - which is where the radar first hits a solid object and is reflected back. However the radar screen shows a topographic type view, as if you were looking at the island and seeing the height and thus silhouette of the mountains. Ship radar does not work that way. Further, it would be impossible to track King Kong on the island with radar. There are obviously many mountains and hills between the ship and King Kong that would reflect the radar signal back before it reaches him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joe Perko: OK, Boan, how much you got here?
Boan: About eighteen hundred.
Joe Perko: Eighteen hundred? What's going on?
Boan: There's Bagley.
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Roy Bagley: Yeah, that'll be enough.
Boan: Are you kidding? On Bagatan, we didn't come until we were past twenty-six thousand feet.
Roy Bagley: You take my word, fellas. This hole proves out within two thousand, or it's a write-off.
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Kong The Dreammaker
5 June 2006 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

For me, This film is simply perfect. I haven't seen it in a while. I bet I watch it now and I will probably find plenty of errors or stuff that I would personally do different. But on the subjective level, this film is so brilliant that when I watched it for the very first time, I was like 3 or 4 years old and it blew me away back then. I felt so much for Kong that both my parents immediately saw the big impact this movie had in me. I became a fan of Kong. He was still alive in my head. I even remember I made a Kong myself using ceramic. He was like two and a half feet tall. I painted it brilliant black. He was a shining beast. Very cool for a five year old kid, you know. But Then it broke his right arm, and I believe my father threw it away. So I never saw it again. I was left with the memory I had of him in that film. I watched the Peter Jackson's remake on King Kong. It was really strong and very real. But for me, the one I will always remember goes to the 1976's version. With Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange. This film was so huge in my life that without any doubts, I can honestly admit that my desire of becoming a Film Director was born with King Kong, 1976. That's all I can say.


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