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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 ...
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


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 »




Release Date:

March 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Goliathon  »

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Box Office


HKD 6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$16,138 (USA) (10 September 1999)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


Follows Infra-Man (1975) See more »

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This is a MUST SEE!!!
30 January 2000 | by (New Jersey, Earth) – See all my reviews

Words cannot describe this movie, it must be experienced! Things to watch for: the explorers climb a cliff with no supplies, but somehow a huge tent filled with sleeping cots is set up in the next scene; the plane diary is in English in a Chinese movie and although the jungle girl can only grunt, she can read the handwriting in the diary with no trouble; the "costume" she wears keeps peeling off when she can even see some of the glue peeling in a couple scenes; AND, the tree-climbing scene is NOT to be missed!!!!!

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