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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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Torn From Their Jungle Paradise... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

References Mighty Joe Young (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

The Jam
Frank McDonald and Chris Rae
DeWolfe Music
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I love this movie!
29 June 2000 | by i am lalalaSee all my reviews

Honest speaking, this movie is really bad, however some awful movies are somehow very attractive and possess some kind of mysterious charms, and this Mighty Peking Man is one of those movies. This is a Hong Kong version of King Kong, who is able to change his size according to each scene, which is miracle! I laughed a lot from the beginning to the end. Samantha is gorgeous and love scene of Johnny and Samantha is very memorable with awesome music, "Could it be I'm in love? Maybe~" I wonder if the director was serious about this movie or he actually intended to make funniest comedy of the decade. Anyway, I really love this movie and if you are reading this and you haven't watch Mighty Peking Man, run to the nearest video shop and grab it. If you can't find it there, try the furthur video shop! It's worth it. Finally I would like to thank Quentin Tarantino for brings back this movie to life.


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