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The Mighty Peking Man (1977)

Xing xing wang (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Horror | March 1980 (USA)
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King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter. The action, locations set in India, and interracial romance made ... See full summary »

Director:

Meng Hua Ho (as Homer Gaugh)

Writer:

Kuang Ni
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Evelyne Kraft ... Samantha Ah Wei
Danny Lee ... Johnnie Fang (as Li Hsiu-Hsien)
Feng Ku ... Lu Tien
Wei Tu Lin ... David Chen Shi-yu
Norman Chu ... Ah Lung (as Shao-Chiang Hsu)
Hang-Sheng Wu ... Ah Pi
Yao Hsiao Yao Hsiao ... Huang Tsui-hua
Ping Chen ... Lucy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Chuen Chiang
Szu-Ying Chien ... Spectator at pier
Chun Chin
Tien-Chu Chin
Alexander Grand Alexander Grand
Kung-Wu Huang
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Storyline

King Kong goes Hong Kong as a giant Himalayan beast tries to save a sexy Russia Tarzanette from a sleazy show-biz promoter. The action, locations set in India, and interracial romance made Variety reach this verdict: "High camp, Chinese style." Written by Celestial Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goliathon See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,873, 25 April 1999

Gross USA:

$17,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,368
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers, Shochiku See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There were rumors that Teruyoshi Nakano started work on the special effects for this film, but his contract ran out, so Sadamasa Arikawa took over. See more »

Goofs

Watch the end carefully. When the helicopters are shooting Utam to pieces, the impact of the rounds on his body, considering how big he is, should be tiny. But they're huge, as if the weapons being used are his size. Also when Samantha and Johnny are wounded, the rounds should have torn off their limbs, not just scratched them. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original European version with title Colossus of Congo has an alternate ending to the Hong Kong version. See more »

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Entertaining as a free rental
4 July 2000 | by NaldomanSee all my reviews

It cost me a free rental to watch this cheesy flick, but it was worth it in the end. I suppose Q. Tarantino liked this film because all of the action is TOTALLY over-the-top! This movie is bad, no question, but if you get a kick from extreme behavior with extreme consequences, go for it. Essentially a quick King Kong rip-off made possibly to cash-in on the Kong craze when the expensive re-make was being made in 1976, but the story plays more like Sheena--Queen of the Jungle!

A scheming promoter calls on a down-on-his-luck friend to find and capture a 50ft. tall ape-creature, so he can show it to the world for fun and profit. The first half-hour is nearly incomprehensible as characters, reasoning and story-telling are tossed aside just to show lots of animal-attacks and gruesome deaths. Then the story shifts gears to a sappy jungle-romance for a while. Once the ape-thing is taken back to civilization, the action-fest begins!! Cheesy but unrelenting military firepower is unleashed to teach giant apes to stay out of Hong Kong!! It's amazing how much action and sleaze they managed to pack into this flick, and how out-of-control it gets! Excellent party movie.


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