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Goliathon (1977)
"Xing xing wang" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Horror  |  March 1980 (USA)
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King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter. The action, locations set in India, and interracial romance made ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Evelyne Kraft ...
Samantha Ah Wei
Danny Lee ...
Johnnie Fang (as Li Hsiu-Hsien)
Feng Ku ...
Lu Tien
Wei Tu Lin ...
David Chen Shi-yu
Norman Chu ...
Ah Lung (as Shao-Chiang Hsu)
Hang-Sheng Wu ...
Ah Pi
Yao Hsiao ...
Huang Tsui-hua
Ping Chen ...
Lucy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Chuen Chiang
Szu-Ying Chien ...
Spectator at pier
Chun Chin
Tien-Chu Chin
Alexander Grand
Kung-Wu Huang
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King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter. The action, locations set in India, and interracial romance made Variety reach this verdict: "High camp, Chinese style." Written by Celestial Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Budget:

HKD 6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,873 (USA) (23 April 1999)

Gross:

$16,138 (USA) (10 September 1999)
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From approximately the 1 hour 14 minute mark (the close-up of the flashing blue light) and almost until the end of the film, there is the uncredited use of music from the first movement of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. The final moments of the film use the closing bars of the fourth movement of the same symphony. See more »

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Highly Recommended
24 April 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

One of the worst movies ever made...thus making it one of the best movies ever made. Everybody who loves awful movies, must go see this movie. I saw it at a midnight show, and got a free fortune cookie! This is basically an awfully funny version of "King Kong." They ripped off the plot, the ending, and anything that might be ripped off. I liked the gratuitous, no-nudity sex scene. Go see this movie for the music alone. It is total seventies crap. The dubbing sometimes comes after their mouths have stopped moving. Total ineptitude. Great movie. The special effects are not-so-special. There are animals galore that are mean one minute, tame the next, and can rip off a leg, and make it disappear in a millisecond. Also watch for the bad acting in the flashback scene (yes, they even used flashbacks, it ruins them all.) For the guys, there is a jungle babe that only has a small animal skin that sometimes is glued on (only one arm strap) and sometimes falls out of. I personally like her makeup...in the jungle at all times, it's perfect! I don't know whether to give this movie one star for not really trying too hard, or 9 stars for being so entertaining.


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