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Congo (1995)

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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,504,230 (UK) (14 July 1995)
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Trivia

The diamond that was thrown out of the balloon at the end of the movie was lost, and so could not be returned to Herkimer Diamond Mines. See more »

Goofs

An ape removes one eye from Jeffrey, yet later some claim both corpses have eyes. But when Jeffrey is found, his head is turned sideways, so we can not see the right side of his face or his right eye. See more »

Quotes

Amy: Amy good gorilla.
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Referenced in Freakazoid!: The Wrath of Guitierrez (1996) See more »

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Slightly above average
19 October 1998 | by (Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia) – See all my reviews

It is a fairly mindless piece of work, not as good as the novel, but this film isn't too bad. The monkey scenes are good, as is the plot which is: Working for a company mining diamonds out of Congo, Karen Ross, whose previous team had been killed, goes to the Congo with Peter Elliott, who has trained a gorilla to talk using sign language, who is planning to release her. Special-effects aren't great, but I enjoyed it. I don't really understand why the gorillas were simply jumping into lava at the end. It only rates a 5 out of 10 on my ratings.


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