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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 ...
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 ...
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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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Trivia

Peter Weller was offered a part in this film; but he opted to play the title role in RoboCop (1987) instead. See more »

Goofs

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.
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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fun sequel
3 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

King Kong Lives is a worthy successor to such cinematic classics as King Kong '76, Konga, and King Kong Escapes. It's also one of the most insanely entertaining monster movies ever made. It's tremendously fun and highly goofy. The surgical scene in which Linda Hamilton transplants a huge mechanical heart(!)in Kong's chest is just one of the astounding spectacles in this entertaining over-the-top sequel to Kong '76. I had so much fun watching King Kong Lives that I went out and bought it on DVD. I expected it to be off-the-wall and wasn't disappointed. I'm giving King Kong Lives a 10 star rating for it's extreme entertainment value. I loved it.


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