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

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9 June 1995 (USA)  »

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Kongo  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,504,230 (UK) (14 July 1995)
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Trivia

Dylan Walsh plays Dr. Peter Elliot, a primatologist who's returning a gorilla to the wild. The real Peter Elliot is a gorilla choreographer and ape performer in many movies, including this one. See more »

Goofs

Monroe Kelly's facial scratches lengthen. See more »

Quotes

[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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Windy
By Ruthann Friedman
Performed by The Association
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Stop eating my sesame cake!!!
19 November 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I don't know why, but I just LOVE this movie!! I remember watching on TV numerous of times a couple of years ago. Now I accidentally found it on Hot Price and just couldn't resist. I still LOVE IT!!! It is funny as hell, some interesting acting(often bad, but that funny bad) like Tim Curry. Favourite scene has got to be when they meet Eric Lindo(that's his name, right) in the jungle and Herkemel starts eating his sesame cake. Right out hilarious!

Recommended to everyone!!

10/10!!


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