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Goliathon (1977) More at IMDbPro »Xing xing wang (original title)

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Goliathon -- A powerful earthquake awakens a giant, apelike creature who descends from the mountains into the treacherous jungles of India. Later, an expedition of greedy showmen capture the fearsome beast, bringing him back to civilization!

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Director:
Writer:
Kuang Ni (writer)
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Release Date:
March 1980 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Action...Excitement...Spectacle beyond your wildest dreams! See more »
Plot:
Word of a monster ape ten stories tall living in the Himalayas reaches fortune hunters in Hong Kong... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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
Alexander Grand
Kung-wu Huang
Pei Chi Huang
Jim James
Sau Kei Lee
Ying Tan
Tung Ting
Fat Tsui
Han Chen Wang
Chi Yang
Corey Yuen ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Meng Hua Ho  (as Homer Gaugh)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kuang Ni  writer

Produced by
Runme Shaw .... producer
Vee King Shaw .... producer
 
Original Music by
Yung-Yu Chen 
 
Cinematography by
Hui-chi Tsao 
Cho-Hua Wu 
 
Film Editing by
Hsing-Lung Chiang 
 
Art Direction by
Ching-Shen Chen 
Johnson Tsao 
 
Makeup Department
Wei-Yin Chou .... makeup artist
Yen-Lien Peng .... hair stylist
Hsu-Ching Wu .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lam Chua .... production manager
Cheng Peng .... production supervisor (as Pang Cheng)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hark Hung .... assistant director
Yuen Tong .... assistant director
Yao Hua Wen .... assistant director
Shih Wu .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Yu Lai .... props
Ping Wei Liu .... props
 
Sound Department
Ping Kuang Hsu .... sound mixer
Yi-chi Li .... sound mixer
Wei Mao .... sound mixer
Yung-Hua Wang .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Sadamasa Arikawa .... special effects supervisor
Kôichi Kawakita .... special effects assistant
Keizô Murase .... special effects supervisor
Sokei Tomioka .... cameraman
 
Stunts
Hsiang-jen Yuan .... action coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fen Chen .... lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chi-Yu Liu .... wardrober
 
Other crew
Yung-Li Chen .... script supervisor
Hao Shao .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Xing xing wang" - Hong Kong (original title)
"The Mighty Peking Man" - Hong Kong (English title), International (English title), USA (DVD title)
"Colossus of Congo" - Europe (English title)
"Mighty Peking Man" - USA (reissue title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence and sensuality (re-rating) (2000)
Runtime:
Japan:87 min | USA:90 min | Hong Kong:86 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 (2006) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2003) | Hong Kong:I | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating) (2000) | USA:PG (original rating) (1980) | West Germany:12 (cut version)
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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A surprise a minute laugh-fest...., 13 January 2009
Author: merklekranz from United States

Please do not be confused by any futile attempts by the "Shaw Brothers" to film a serious King Kong-Sheena hybrid. "Mighty Peking Man" is a mind bending movie experience, that must be seen to be believed. The most fun can be had if you simply concentrate on the utter magnificence of the movie's ineptitude. Some highlights would be finding your girl in bed with your brother, and immediately running off to the jungle on a wild ape hunt. Rocks that change size as they are thrown. Avoiding an elephant stampede by jumping into quicksand. Not shooting a tiger who is tearing off a guy's leg, but then executing the man after the attack. Finding plenty of eye shadow and makeup while living in the jungle, even though this jungle beauty can only grunt. Having a sexy blonde clad in animal skins immediately get a ride from total strangers in downtown Hong Kong "Take me to Peking Man". People thrown off of a 40 story building by a gorilla, winding up on the pavement below, looking no worse than if they had fallen out of bed. It just goes on and on. - MERK

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