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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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Action...Excitement...Spectacle beyond your wildest dreams! 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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Trivia

From approximately the 1 hour 14 minute mark (the close-up of the flashing blue light) and almost until the end of the film, there is the uncredited use of music from the first movement of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. The final moments of the film use the closing bars of the fourth movement of the same symphony. 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 »


Soundtracks

The Jam
Frank McDonald and Chris Rae
DeWolfe Music
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A dark day for Hong Kong cinema.
4 June 2000 | by FATLOSERSee all my reviews

The one positive thing about this movie is that it should silence all the silly anthropologists and archaeologists who claim that early man was smaller in stature than modern hominids. Myself and several like-minded colleagues have always known that we are descendents of 100 foot tall hairy apelike giants....I knew it all along.... This film is a horrible attempt at cashing in on the huge success of the "King Kong" remake(a lousy film in it's own right) by rewriting the story with sinocentric roots and incorporating the famous remains into a new king kong. The effects in the film are primitve, the plot is a near total lift of the american film's, and the acting is quite smelly. I'm not sure what it is about this film, but despite it's campiness I found no pleasure in it whatsoever. I can't include this on my must see bad movie list.


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