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

 -  Action | Adventure | Horror  -  March 1980 (USA)
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Word of a monster ape ten stories tall living in the Himalayas reaches fortune hunters in Hong Kong. They travel to India to capture it, but wild animals and quicksand dissuade all but ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Evelyne Kraft ...
Ah Wei
Danny Lee ...
Johnnie Fang (as Li Hsiu-Hsien)
Feng Ku ...
Lu Tiem
Wei Tu Lin ...
Chen Shi-yu
Norman Chu ...
Ah Lung (as Shao-Chiang Hsu)
Hang-Sheng Wu ...
Ah Pi
Theodore Thomas ...
(as Ted Thomas)
Steve Nicholson
Yao Hsiao ...
Huang Tsui-hua
Ping Chen ...
Lucy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Chuen Chiang
Szu-ying Chien
Chun Chin
Tien-Chu Chin
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Storyline

Word of a monster ape ten stories tall living in the Himalayas reaches fortune hunters in Hong Kong. They travel to India to capture it, but wild animals and quicksand dissuade all but Johnny, an adventurer with a broken heart. He finds the monster and discovers it's been raising a scantily-clad woman, Samantha, since she survived a plane crash years before that killed her parents. In the idyllic jungle, Johnny and Samantha fall in love. Then Johnny asks her to convince "Utam" to go to Hong Kong. Lu Tien, an unscrupulous promoter, takes over: Utam is in chains for freak show exhibitions. When Lu Tien assaults Samantha, Utam's protective instincts take over: havoc in Hong Kong. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Torn From Their Jungle Paradise... See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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March 1980 (USA)  »

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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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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) 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 runs...you 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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