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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 ...
Reporter
Larry Souder ...
Reporter
Ted Prichard ...
Reporter
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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The Legendary Kong is Back! See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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19 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

King Kong Lives  »

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

In the beginning, we hear Kong's heart beating. We don't hear his heart beating at any other point in the movie, even during the quiet scenes. See more »

Quotes

Amy Franklin: [feels sorry for Hank, who is miserably huddled and shivering with just a blanket wrapped around him while she is nestled comfortably and warmly inside her snug sleeping bag, and so she turns over with a slightly resigned air, unzips the side of the sleeping bag, casts open the entire length of the upper half, and smiles up at Hank invitingly]
Hank Mitchell: [in a tone of slightly surprised hesitation] Uhhh... are you *sure* about this?
Amy Franklin: [...]
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Referenced in Blood Diner (1987) See more »

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The dating scene is tough when you're a 50 ft. monkey
9 August 2000 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

Yep. It's a terrible movie, but worth watching for the laughs. When King Kong and Lady Kong first meet, they gaze into each other's eyes - and Pow! It's love at first sight! - and the Love Theme from King Kong Lives starts swelling up in the background - it brought tears to my eyes. Because I was laughing so hard I was close to weeping. This movie goes beyond its weird anthropomorphism and bad writing to achieve an unprecedented new level of cheese.

There are other fun moments, like when Kong starts climbing a mountain that is VERY obviously some painted plywood stuck to the side of a stepladder.

If you feel like watching something silly, or if you want to see a giant monkey trying to get to second base, this movie is for you!


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