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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:
King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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
Pei Chi Huang
Jim James
Sau Kei Lee
Chiang Lo
Steve Nicholson
Ying Tan
Ted Thomas
Tung Ting
Fat Tsui
Han Chen Wang
Chi Yang
Cheung-Yan Yuen
Corey Yuen ... (uncredited)

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 
DeWolfe 
 
Cinematography by
Hui-Chi Tsao 
Cho-Hua Wu 
 
Film Editing by
Hsing-Lung Chiang 
Pepita Fairfax  (as Pepita Noble)
Thom Noble 
 
Art Direction by
Ching-Shen Chen 
Johnson Tsao 
 
Makeup Department
Mei-Yun Chou .... makeup artist
Yen-Lien Peng .... hair stylist
Hsu-Ching Wu .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lam Chua .... production manager
Cheng Peng .... unit manager (as Pang Cheng)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ko Hung .... assistant director (as Hark Hung)
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
Cheung-Yan Yuen .... action coordinator (as Hsiang-jen Yuan)
 
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) (imdb display 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) | France:U | Germany:12 (re-rating) (uncut) | Hong Kong:I | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating) (2000) | USA:PG (original rating) (1980) | West Germany:12 (cut) (original rating)

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Trivia:
There were rumors that Teruyoshi Nakano started work on the special effects for this film, but his contract ran out, so Sadamasa Arikawa took over.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Total "Man in Suit" Greatness, 24 January 2015

"The Mighty Peking Man" has it all. This was always an elusive flick for me, until I finally found a poor VHS copy of it under the title of "Goliathon." Quentin Tarantino had this released on DVD (my very first DVD ever purchased) and there it was, finally in all it's beautiful glory.

This is exactly what these films are supposed to be - nothing but non-stop fun, and lunacy. The story is similar to "King Kong" but this flick stands on its own. It's a very bombastic movie - the music is loud and dramatic, and there are a LOT of explosions and fires, all done to the max in deep sound, a decent sound system will do this one justice.

The inconsistencies are hilarious of course - everything seems to change size, from the monster to rocks to the buildings (depending on how big the monster is in any given scene). The gorgeous jungle girl wears makeup and is nice eye candy. And even though Peking Man is in the area, making a LOT of noise destroying buildings, stomping on cars, wrecking highways and causing explosions, people almost right next to him just go about their business casually, until they actually SEE the creature (maybe they need their ears checked).

One big plus is that the model/miniature work is nothing short of spectacular - there are a lot of very impressive miniature sets and models built. One array of buildings and elevated highways is especially fantastic, as is the destruction.

The film moves fast and is never dull. Even though Godzilla movies were no longer being made at this point, some interesting giant monster movies came around this time frame, a few good (like "Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century") and some bad "like "A.P.E." and "Queen Kong") but this is probably the best. "Peking Man" is an absolute must-see.

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