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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 »


References Mighty Joe Young (1949) See more »

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I love this movie!
29 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Honest speaking, this movie is really bad, however some awful movies are somehow very attractive and possess some kind of mysterious charms, and this Mighty Peking Man is one of those movies. This is a Hong Kong version of King Kong, who is able to change his size according to each scene, which is miracle! I laughed a lot from the beginning to the end. Samantha is gorgeous and love scene of Johnny and Samantha is very memorable with awesome music, "Could it be I'm in love? Maybe~" I wonder if the director was serious about this movie or he actually intended to make funniest comedy of the decade. Anyway, I really love this movie and if you are reading this and you haven't watch Mighty Peking Man, run to the nearest video shop and grab it. If you can't find it there, try the furthur video shop! It's worth it. Finally I would like to thank Quentin Tarantino for brings back this movie to life.

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