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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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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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Trivia

The camera shown being used on the set of the martial arts movie is equipped with a Space-Vision 3D lens, the same piece of equipment used to shoot this film. See more »

Goofs

Both the shark and snake that the ape "fights" were normal-sized in real life, making them appear inexplicably gigantic next to the supposedly 36-foot ape. Despite this, there is never an acknowledgment by any of the characters that giant animals other than the ape exist. 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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A 3D video version has been released under the title 'Hideous Mutant' See more »

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You have to see it to belive it.
18 November 2001 | by DucktopolisSee all my reviews

This movie is so terrible, yet so funny. There are so many flaws with this movie. Many parts of the movie have nothing to do with the plot. The ape one time wears shoes, flicks the camera(and its no accident, he holds it for 4 seconds), and seems to be different sized throughout the movie. You cannot make a worse movie. Period. This movie must be seen, it is too funny to explain.


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