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King Kong Lives (1986)

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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... King Kong (as Peter Elliot)
George Antoni ... Lady Kong (as George Yiasomi)
... Hank Mitchell
... Amy Franklin
... Lt. Col. R.T. Nevitt
... Dr. Andrew Ingersoll
Frank Maraden ... Dr. Benson Hughes
Alan Sader ... Faculty Doctor #1
Lou Criscuolo ... Faculty Doctor #2
Marc Clement ... Crew Chief
Richard Rhodes ... Reporter
Larry Souder ... Reporter
Ted Prichard ... Reporter
Jayne Gray ... Reporter (as Jayne Linday-Gray)
... Reporter
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Storyline

A giant ape King Kong, which was shot and fell off the World Trade Center tower, appears to be alive, but is in coma for 10 years and desperately needs a blood transfusion in order to have an artificial heart implanted. Suddenly, in the rainforest, another gigantic ape is found - this time a female. She is brought to the USA, and the heart is successfully implanted. But then King Kong, having sensed the female ape, breaks loose. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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America's Biggest Hero is back...and He is not happy. See more »

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Action | Adventure

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19 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

King Kong 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,172,942, 21 December 1986

Gross USA:

$4,711,220
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to the book "Creating the Filmation Generation", Dino De Laurentiis approached Lou Scheimer of Filmation to develop an animated spin-off starring the son of Kong. Robert Lamb came up with some pretty wild ideas involving "Kid Kong" being able to change his size at will and travel to various different planets, as well as underwater in a submarine made out of giant coconuts and bamboo called the 'Coco-Nautilis'. Needless to say, "Kid Kong" never got off the ground. See more »

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When Kong frees lady Kong from the net, you can tell that it is precut. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy Franklin: I'm sorry.
Dr. Andrew Ingersoll: That cost this institute seven million dollars!
Dr. Benson Hughes: She knows how much it costs. She's been a part of it since we first got Kong's heart resuscitated.
Amy Franklin: There's nothing wrong with the heart. The damn thing runs like a Swiss watch. It's his blood.
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OK OK its a crap movie....who's arguing?
5 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Well I gotta tell ya - when I bought this flick ($4 - yeah...I KNOW I was way overcharged)in the late 80's, my kids loved it! As an 8 year old, you tend NOT to notice the hilarious dialog, K-Mart effects and Z-Grade production values. My five year old sobbed her little eyes out when KONG was having a coronary...the other three cheered when he wrote off the bad army guys so hey, I'm biased! This film made my kids happy so I haven't the heart to belittle its achievements - microscopic that they are!

PLUS the fact you get to see Linda Hamilton when she was really pretty so c'mon, be charitable - let it be wouldja?


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