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Arthur Rankin Jr. (story) and
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Release Date:
18 April 1980 (USA) See more »
An ivory ape escapes from a freighter and makes its way to Bermuda. Two anthropologists want to save it, but the local authorities hire a big-game hunter to track it down and kill it. | Add synopsis »
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Jack Palance ... Marc Kazarian
Steven Keats ... Baxter Mapes

Cindy Pickett ... Lil Tyler
Céline Lomez ... Valerie 'Val' Lamont (as Celine Lomez)

Earle Hyman ... Inspector St. George

Derek Partridge ... Aubrey Range

Lou David ... Roomie Pope
Tricia Sembera ... Vita Havermyer
Billy Horrigan ... The captain (as William Horrigan)
David Man ... Dr. Cole
Leonard Daniels ... Smith
George Rushe ... Wilkinson
John Lough ... Trot toomer
Jane Bainridge ... Mother in car
Charles Jeffers ... Congo father
Kevin Dill ... Congo son
Grace Rawlins ... Congo mother
Marlene Butterfield ... Newscaster
Eston Rawlins ... Congo boy
Barbara Adams ... Secretary
Courtney Floyd ... Child in car
Irving Wilkinson ... Butler
Daniel Thomas ... Cab driver

Directed by
Tsugunobu Kotani  (as Tom Kotani)
Writing credits
Arthur Rankin Jr. (story) and
William Overgard (story)

William Overgard (screenplay)

Produced by
Jules Bass .... executive producer
Benni Korzen .... associate producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... executive producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Masaki Îzuka .... associate producer (as Masaki Iizuka)
Original Music by
Bernard Hoffer 
Maury Laws 
Cinematography by
Yuzo Inagaki  (as Yozo Inagaki)
Film Editing by
Wendy Wank 
Production Design by
Katzov Satsoya  (as Kazuo Satsuya)
Art Direction by
Peter Politanoff 
Makeup Department
Nick Crimi .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Bigham .... second assistant director (as James Bigham)
Kaz Kazui .... first assistant director
Art Department
Michael Correia .... property assistant
Andrew Outerbridge .... property assistant
Layton Outerbridge .... property assistant
Beverly Welch .... property assistant (as Beverley Welch)
Sound Department
Bob Elder .... sound mixer (as Robert Elder)
Osamu Fukuoka .... sound assistant
Yuji Hiyoshi .... sound
Jim Tatum Jr. .... sound editor
Henry Shrady .... stunt designer
Duke Soares .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Sadao Hasegawa .... lighting assistant
Akio Inoue .... second assistant camera
Koichi Kamata .... lighting assistant (as Koichi Kamada)
Peter Moran .... still photographer
Genken Nakaoka .... lighting director (as Gengon Nakaoka)
Zeev Willy Neumann .... key grip
Takayoshi Oneda .... first assistant camera
Jeri Sopanen .... camera operator: second unit (as Jeri Sopranen)
Mike Spera .... camera operator: second unit
Peter Spera .... camera loader
Casting Department
Richard Morbey .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheila Dempster .... wardrobe assistant
Alexandra Layman .... wardrobe
Elizabeth Wingate .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Gena Hegelman .... assistant editor
Barry Walter .... supervising editor
Location Management
J.A.D. Froud .... location manager
Music Department
Bernard Hoffer .... conductor
Transportation Department
Richard Floyd .... transportation
Other crew
Barbara Adams .... assistant to producer
Lee Dannacher .... production coordinator
Frances Herman .... dialogue supervisor
David Man .... dialogue director
Shinichi Mizuno .... technician: "Rangi" (as Shunichi Mizuno)
Sandra Pedro .... production assistant
Todd Rankin .... production assistant
Masahito Sesaki .... technician: "Rangi"
Davina Tucker .... production assistant
Sheena Tucker .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Animal Attraction" - Hong Kong (English title) (bootleg title)
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104 min | Germany:93 min (TV)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A.B.C.'s Movie of the Week: The Ivory Ape., 16 August 2005

The Ivory Ape (1980) was just another cheesy Sunday Night movie that they used to show on A.B.C. I haven't seen this movie in ages. I remembered watching this movie with my brother and uncle. My brother and I didn't like the ape, But we like Jack Palance. He was a cool and shady hunter who wanted this rare albino ape (a dude in a bad Halloween costume). Some do gooders wanted to save the rare ape. The film was nothing more than a chance for Jack Palance to mug and grimace his way around a bad cast. Typical for these made-for-t.v.-movies. I was back handed by my dear uncle when I made some funny comments about the ugly simian.

Not worth seeking out unless you're a die hard Jack Palance during his "hard living" days (he did a lot of it, you can tell by his looks and mannerisms).

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