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King Kong Lives (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Horror  |  19 December 1986 (USA)
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Kong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive!

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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King Kong (as Peter Elliot)
George Antoni ...
Lady Kong (as George Yiasomi)
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Hank Mitchell
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Amy Franklin
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Lt. Col. R.T. Nevitt
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Dr. Andrew Ingersoll
Frank Maraden ...
Dr. Benson Hughes
Alan Sader ...
Faculty Doctor #1
Lou Criscuolo ...
Faculty Doctor #2
Marc Clement ...
Crew Chief
Richard Rhodes ...
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Larry Souder ...
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Ted Prichard ...
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Jayne Gray ...
Reporter (as Jayne Linday-Gray)
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Storyline

A giant ape King Kong, which was shot and fell off the World Trade Center tower, appears to be alive, but is in coma for 10 years and desperately needs a blood transfusion in order to have an artificial heart implanted. Suddenly, in the rainforest, another gigantic ape is found - this time a female. She is brought to the USA, and the heart is successfully implanted. But then King Kong, having sensed the female ape, breaks loose. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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America's Biggest Hero is back...and He is not happy. See more »


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19 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

King Kong 2  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,711,220 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Michael Goetz's cheque for post release royalties came to 3 cents. He has it stapled to the film poster in his house, having never cashed it. See more »

Goofs

The incision that the doctors make to perform Kong's heart transplant is totally wrong. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy Franklin: I'm sorry.
Dr. Andrew Ingersoll: That cost this institute seven million dollars!
Dr. Benson Hughes: She knows how much it costs. She's been a part of it since we first got Kong's heart resuscitated.
Amy Franklin: There's nothing wrong with the heart. The damn thing runs like a Swiss watch. It's his blood.
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Return of the King!
29 November 2004 | by (Angel City) – See all my reviews

Kong is back and this time it's personal! lol! This flick is a blast for B movie fans and those of us who love monsters! The rest of you will hate it. I love this! Linda Hamilton shines here and there's plenty of humor, action, gator munchin', redneck chompin', and tank smashin' fun! A poster for this one said that "America's biggest hero" was back..."and he's not happy"! That's the truth! When the human bad guys mess with the King's lady he's one big furry fury and nobody does it like The King does it people! I love this for all the reasons others hate it. It's a hoot! King Kong Lives delivers the goods when you are in one of those moods to enjoy fun cheese featuring a big romantic monkey with a mechanical heart rippin' assh*les in half and smashin' 'em to kindom come. This is the ONLY film to watch when you are in that type of mood folks. There's really no other film like it! Way to go big fella! ALL HAIL THE KING!


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