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King Kong Lives (1986)

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Kong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive!

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Cast

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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 ...
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Lou Criscuolo ...
Faculty Doctor #2
Marc Clement ...
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Richard Rhodes ...
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Larry Souder ...
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Ted Prichard ...
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Jayne 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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The Legendary Kong is Back! See more »


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19 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

King Kong 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,711,220 (USA)
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Writer Steven Pressfield mentions "King Kong Lives" as a live-changing, validating failure in his book 'The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.' This was his first professional writing job after 17 years of trying. After the movie bombed, he realized he had become a professional. He hadn't yet had a success, but "had had a real failure." See more »

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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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Great? Of course not - but great fun!
5 August 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

One of those sequels no-one seems to know about, King Kong Lives originally sounded like a joke when Dino De Laurentiis used to pitch it in interviews - King Kong has been in a coma for ten years and desperately needs a giant artificial heart transplant but they can't find enough giant ape plasma for him to survive the operation. Luckily Brian Hamilton stumbles across Lady Kong (a redhead with comedy boobs) in Borneo, so it's chainsaws away as Linda Hamilton and a crew of what look like construction workers put what looks like a minisub in there and in next to no time Kong's up and about and as horny as Hell. Kong's just gotta have it and breaks loose, sweeps Lady Kong off her paws (he carries her off in his arms) and the lovebirds find themselves pursued by the army and rednecks alike ("I want that ape's head on the hood of my pickup!") while Linda and Brian Kerwin try to save them while realising that "We're primates too." As insane as it sounds. Did I mention Baby Kong? Kong picking a redneck's cap out of his teeth after they ill-advisedly "have their fun with him" (yes, that's really the phrase that's used!)? The fact that at one time Joel Grey was lined up to play Kong ? It's a film so wonderfully inane and misconceived that it's hard not to love if you can enter into the spirit of it, and it does boast a genuinely terrific score by John Scott.


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