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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

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 ...
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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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Kong's chest looks pretty great for somebody who was shot to oblivion with machine guns and had open heart surgery. Not even a scar. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy Franklin: I'm sorry.
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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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very fun and funny!!!
31 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't expect a work of art, but do expect a masterpiece of absurdity and fun. King Kong Lives is an ultra-cheesy monster flick that's wacky from beginning to end. Sure it's "bad", but it's also extremely amusing and entertaining. It's absurdities are part of it's charm. King Kong is brought back to life and sets about romancing a female giant ape while squashing nasty humans. I had a great time cheering for Kong while watching this. It's hard not too cheer for him since he's such a lovable lug. My heart really went out to him at times. At other times I just couldn't stop laughing! King Kong Lives will always be one of my very favorite giant monster run amok movies.


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