A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
Kong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive. However, his heart is failing, so it's replaced with an artificial one. All is well until he senses that there's a female Kong somewhere out there and escapes wreaking havoc.
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
An expedition of the "Petrox" company, is exploring in search of petrol. A strange island where they arrive is the home of a giant ape, King Kong, that is captured by the expedition in order to make money exhibiting it to the world. When in the U.S. the huge gorilla becomes restless, trying to return home...Written by
At a breakfast press conference held on the Paramount backlot to celebrate the launch of this film's principal photography, producer Dino de Laurentiis promised to "blow away" members of the media by unveiling both of his "stars" - blonde newcomer Jessica Lange and the giant mechanical ape created to play the title role. Lange gamely posed in a huge rubber gorilla "hand," but disappointed photographers when she refused to scream for them. Dino then revealed a giant wall painting of Kong and explained the technical crew was "still working on" the mechanical monkey. When asked by a reporter, "How big will the robot ape actually be?" de Laurentiis answered, "How big? This big (gesturing to the painting behind him)...even bigger if you want!" The producer then went on to explain his theory of why this film would be the biggest grosser in Hollywood history: "End of Jaws, when shark die, nobody cry. End of my movie, when monkey dies...everybody cries!" See more »
(at around 2h 5 mins) When Kong is on the roof of the World Trade
Center and being attacked by helicopters, there are many shots where the helicopters can be seen through Kong's head as they fly behind him. See more »
OK, Boan, how much you got here?
About eighteen hundred.
Eighteen hundred? What's going on?
Hey, Mr. Bagley! Something's haywire. They only loaded me enough pipe to push one test hole. Less than two thousand feet.
Yeah, that'll be enough.
Are you kidding? On Bagatan, we didn't come until we were past twenty-six thousand feet.
You take my word, fellas. This hole proves out within two thousand, or it's a write-off.
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Opening credits prologue: SURABAYA INDONESIA See more »
I don't care what anybody says. I don't care how I'm supposed to feel about this movie. I don't hate it. To be honest, I kind of love it a little. Maybe if I'd been born in the 50's or 60's, and grown up loving the original, then gotten all excited about a remake, only to have my hopes dashed by a mediocre product, I'd loathe this like everyone else does. But I was born in '76. By the time I got around to being able to actually comprehend movies, this was already on T.V. every Saturday afternoon. For me, there have always been two King Kongs. Yes, the black and white ape is more believable, and scarier looking, and more lovable, and inarguably the star of a better movie. But when you're 5 years old, a man in a monkey suit is just as realistic as a stop motion model, because suspension of disbelief is not just easy for you, it's a way of life. So go ahead, hate this movie if you want. To me, it's an old friend, and I won't abandon it.
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