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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 »

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Meng Hua Ho (as Homer Gaugh)

Writer:

Kuang Ni
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Cast

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

HKD 6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,873, 25 April 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,950, 30 January 2000
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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 »

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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

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Excellent giant monster film!
18 November 2000 | by thecat72See all my reviews

Mighty Peking Man was done in the seventies after the last Godzilla film of the original Godzilla series (Terror of Mechagodzilla, 1975) and this totally takes up the slack. It's even at least as entertaining as the last Godzilla films easy. It's a rip-off of King Kong and Godzilla but never tries to be anything more than it is, and that's what makes it honest and fun.

The miniatures is this film are fantastic, especially near the end where the giant is walking around the city and elevated roadways. The action even starts early, no waiting an hour for the monster's first appearance. This is one of my personal fave giant monster films, definitely gonna buy it on DVD! This even had a recent successful midnight run here in New York City. Don't miss it!


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