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Congo (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Mystery  |  9 June 1995 (USA)
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When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy (as Lorene Noh)
College President / Elliot's Boss
Bill Pugin ...
Lawrence T. Wrentz ...
Prof. Arliss Wender


A megalomaniac C.E.O. sends his son into the dangerous African Congo on a quest for a source of diamonds large enough and pure enough to function as powerful laser communications transmitters (or is it laser weapons?). When contact is lost with his son and the team, his sometime daughter- in-law is sent after them. She is a former CIA operative and, accompanied by gee-whiz gadgetry and a few eccentric characters (including a mercenary, a researcher with a talking gorilla, and a a nutty Indiana-Jones-type looking for King Solomon's Mines), sets out to rescue her former fiancé. What they all discover is that often what we most want turns out to be the source of our downfall. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Where you are the endangered species

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for jungle adventure terror and action and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 June 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kongo  »

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Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)


£2,504,230 (UK) (14 July 1995)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bruce Campbell auditioned for the role of Dr. Peter Elliot. He was given the small part of Charles Travis instead. See more »


A large boulder can be seen bouncing off a man. See more »


[first lines]
Rudy, TraviCom Security: [over PA system] Doctor Ross. Doctor Ross. We've got satellite in the Congo.
Dr. Karen Ross: What did they say, Rudy?
Rudy, TraviCom Security: I can't repeat anything in here.
Dr. Karen Ross: It's Charles.
Rudy, TraviCom Security: It's Charles.
Rudy, TraviCom Security: [trying her access card] It won't work.
Dr. Karen Ross: You changed the code already?
Rudy, TraviCom Security: The old man's got me changing it every 3 hours now.
[imitating Cary Grant for voice print]
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Great Film
4 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't care what anybody says. I thought it was a well thought-out storyline and the characters were awesome. Everyone had to love Herkama. He made the whole show. Besides, I've seen a lot worse be treated to Academy awards simply because of directors and the movies weren't that great.

I don't think what the creator was attempting to capture special effects buffs as much as it was telling a basic concept of greed.

If you like a good story and can grasp the concept of what it is telling you about the wisdom of Solomon then watch this movie with new insight. If not, you deserve Million Dollar Baby!

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