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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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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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Savage ... Colossal ... Unconquerable ... it's A*P*E See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Joanna Kerns. See more »

Goofs

The giant ape stands and watches the children on the playground for a very long time before any of them notice him, even though they're running all over the place and someone inevitably must have looked in his direction. When he's finally noticed, he hasn't even moved. See more »

Quotes

Col. Davis: [when the killing blow is delivered] Let's see him dance for his organ grinder now!
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Alternate Versions

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

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King-size King Kong rip-off
25 September 1999 | by Mark_D-2See all my reviews

When "King Kong" was being remade in the mid-70's, a Korean company decided to cash in on the remake and produce their own version, in 3-D yet!!! Yeah, that'll show DiLaurentiis a thing or two. As bad as the Kong remake is, "A*P*E" is considerably worse. He's just another man in a monkey suit smashing cardboard sets and doing battle with a toy-tank army while clutching the pretty blonde heroine (Joanna Karns of "Growing Pains", then going by the name Joanna De Varona, and who can blame her for changing her name after this one). There is an embarrassment of riches here, but my favorite is where the army is shooting missiles at the big monkey, and he (and I am not making this up) GIVES THEM ALL THE FINGER!!!!! After having endured an hour and a half of this turkey, I leaned toward that sentiment myself.


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