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Ape (1976)

A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.

Director:

Paul Leder

Writers:

Paul Leder, Reuben Leder (as Reuben A. Leder)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rod Arrants Rod Arrants ... Tom Rose
Joanna Kerns ... Marilyn Baker (as Joanna DeVarona)
Alex Nicol ... Col. Davis
Nak-hun Lee Nak-hun Lee ... Capt. Kim (as Lee Nak Hoon)
Yeon-jeong Woo ... Mrs. Kim (as Woo Yun Jung)
Jerry Harke Jerry Harke ... Lt. Smith
Larry Chandler Larry Chandler ... First Mate
Walt Myers Walt Myers ... Seaman
J.J. Gould J.J. Gould ... Soldier in Jeep
Charles Johnson Charles Johnson ... American Tourist
Paul Leder Paul Leder ... Dino
Choi Sung Kwan Choi Sung Kwan ... Film Producer
Bob Kurcz Bob Kurcz ... American Actor
Jules Levey Jules Levey ... Reporter
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Storyline

A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.

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See APE *defy the jaws of giant shark *destroy a teeming city *demolish an ocean liner *vanquish monster reptile See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Film debut of Joanna Kerns. See more »

Goofs

Not only does the farmer in the village not notice any of the ape's giant footprints until he drives his tractor into one, neither he nor any of the other villagers appear to notice the gigantic ape until afterwards - even though it's standing right in front of them and must have just walked through the village a minute ago. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Tom Rose: He was just too big for a small world like ours.
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Alternate Versions

A 3D video version has been released under the title 'Hideous Mutant' See more »

User Reviews

Oh, it just gets worse and worse!
31 March 2002 | by annamaurya_80See all my reviews

You know, you just can't beat a movie like "A*P*E" for a good time. And By good time, I mean this movie "s*u*c*k*s." Well, no. It isn't bad as in "never see this movie" bad, it's bad as in "good for a laugh and nothing more" bad. The best part has to be when A*P*E flips off the camera. Wow! I never knew apes really did that! I'm sorry if this doesn't help you as a reader and potential viewer, but I just had to vent a little. Have a nice day, otherwise.


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Country:

South Korea | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A*P*E See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea See more »

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Budget:

$23,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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