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(1976)

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Dwan: Did you ever meet anyone before whose life was saved by "Deep Throat"?

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Dwan: How can I become a star because of... because of someone who was stolen off that gorgeous island and locked up in that lousy oil tank?

Fred Wilson: Its not *someone*! Its an animal, a beast who tried to rape you.

Dwan: Thats not true. He risked his life to save me.

Fred Wilson: He tried to rape you honey. And before you cry a lot, you should ask the natives on that island what they thought of losing Kong.

Jack Prescott: Actually, they'll miss him a lot.

Fred Wilson: Like leprosy.

Jack Prescott: No, you're dead wrong. He was the terror, the mystery of their lives, and the magic. A year from now that will be an island full of burnt-out drunks. When we took Kong we kidnapped their god.

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Jack Prescott: Kong! Kong! Kong! Kong! you heard them chant that! He exists. You saw the wall, right? Now who the hell do you think they're planning to give that girl to?

Fred Wilson: It's some nutty religion. A priest gets dressed up like an ape and gets laid.

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Fred Wilson: I know the day, the hour you completed your toilet training.

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Jack Prescott: [interrupts the briefing aboard the Petrox Explorer] And I'm not so sure human feet have never walked on that island before. You see, in 1605, Piero Fernandez DeQuerez was blown south from Timetang. He wrote in his log of piercing the white veil. That's obviously the cloud bank - And landing on the beach of the skull... Where he heard the roar of the greatest beast. The rest of that log entry unfortunately was suppressed by the Holy Office in Rome.

Fred Wilson: Who are you?

Jack Prescott: In 1749, a waterlogged lifeboat was found in the same area, it was empty, but drawn in blood on the thwart was the likeness of some huge, slouchy humanoid thing. And this strange warning... "From the wedding with the creature who touches Heaven, lady, God preserve thee." I also heard of a note in a bottle written by a dying Japanese submariner in 1944. I haven't been able to track that one down.

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Dwan: You know I had my horoscope done before I flew out to Hong Kong. And it said that I was going to cross over water and meet the biggest person in my life.

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Jack Prescott: Even an environmental rapist like you wouldn't be asshole enough to destroy a unique new species of animal.

Fred Wilson: Bet me.

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[Wilson steps out of the launch and onto the beach]

Fred Wilson: Let's not get eaten alive on this island. Bring the mosquito spray.

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Fred Wilson: Jack, let me straighten you out on a couple of points. One, that wall is an ancient ruin. Two, this island is uninhabited.

[Loud drumming begins, coming from the direction of the wall]

Jack Prescott: And three, there's an uninhabited German beer hall down there with a mechanical band.

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Fred Wilson: [as the "Petrox Explorer" comes in sight of Skull Island] You know something? I always wondered how Cortez felt when he first saw the Inca treasure.

Jack Prescott: That wasn't Cortez; it was Pizarro. And he died busted, Fred.

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Fred Wilson: Well, here's to the big one.

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Fred Wilson: If that island doesn't produce huge, I'll be wiping windshields.

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Dwan: [to Kong] You know, we're going to be great friends. I'm a Libra. What sign are you? No wait, don't tell me. I bet you're an Aries. Aren't you? Of course you are." I just knew it. That's just wonderful.

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Dwan: You're just going to America to be a star.

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Roy Bagley: Well, Fred, I finished testing the samples from that pool. It'll be real great oil!

Fred Wilson: Son of a bitch! Ah, ha ha! Fred Wilson is "crazy" is he? Wait'll those candy-asses in New York hear about this one! Wait'll I put the screws to them! I'll grind them...

Roy Bagley: Like I said, it *will* be real great oil... as soon as Mother Nature finishes cooking it a little longer... a bit more aging.

Fred Wilson: How much longer?

Roy Bagley: Shit, hardly a tick o' the clock, as geological time goes. Say, uh, ten thousand years. Until then, you'd get better mileage filling up your Cadillac with mule piss!

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Fred Wilson: Ah, the power of it. Ah, the superpower! Hail to the power! Hail to the power of Kong! And Petrox!

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Carnahan: [conversing with Wilson over the 2-way radio regarding the next procedure in the search for Kong and Dwan] There's gonna be somebody on that radar all night, isn't there?

Fred Wilson: [in a tone of weary disgust] Any large furry BLIPS seen moving in your direction, you will KNOW...! Sweet dreams and out.

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Dwan: [Kong has been wrecking the ship] Hey, Kong. Remember me from before, your blind date? Why are you waking up all these sleepy people?

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Capt. Ross: You know, for some reason, I'm reminded of Amsterdam. Ever eat a raw herring with a beer chaser and a scoop of ice cream?

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Dwan: I'm Dwan. D-W-A-N, Dwan. That's my name. You know, like Dawn, except that I switched two letters to make it more memorable.

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Jack Prescott: There is a girl out there who might be running for her life from some gigantic turned-on ape.

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Fred Wilson: Lights! Camera! Kong!

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Dwan: [to Kong] You Goddamn chauvinist pig ape!

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[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.

Joe Perko: Hey, Mr. Bagley! Something's haywire. They only loaded me enough pipe to push one test hole. Less than two thousand feet.

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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Fred Wilson: Take plenty of TNT when you go inland. Any sign of a monkey bigger than four feet, send him bang-bang.

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Carnahan: If he's not gonna eat her, why did he take her?

Jack Prescott: Apes are highly territorial. He's probably gonna take her back to his turf.

Carnahan: What for? Joe and the guys, uh, said that you said the ape was gonna marry her. Is that some kinda joke or did you really mean his huge...

Jack Prescott: I don't know, Carnahan! Look, I'm just as ignorant about this as you are, so quit askin' me so many dumb questions, will ya?

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Dwan: God it's scary it's like there's a curse on all of us.

Fred Wilson: Damn it! I'm tired of you trying to confuse this girl's mind! This is her big chance and yours too! You know there are stars in Princeton the same way there are in Hollywood Jack. You want out, you want me to cable Harvard or Yale and get Kong another keeper?

Jack Prescott: Coast to coast tours, beauty and the beast, that's a grotesque farce!

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Dwan: Radio your computer and ask them if you don't believe me.

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Fred Wilson: Jack, you want to talk for us?

Jack Prescott: I'll try.

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Jack Prescott: Fred, the kids would burn every Petrox gas station from Maine to California.

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Jack Prescott: The ape had the right idea.

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Fred Wilson: Except, I promise you'll never get another booking in your life. You'll end up tap-dancing at Rotary clubs.

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