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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.

Director:

John Guillermin

Writers:

Ronald Shusett (story), Steven Pressfield (story) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

King Kong 2 See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Weller was offered a part in this film; but he opted to play the title role in RoboCop (1987) instead. See more »

Goofs

The incision that the doctors make to perform Kong's heart transplant is totally wrong. 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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Connections

Spun-off from Kingu Kongu Tsû: Ikari no Megaton Panchi (1986) See more »

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fun sequel
3 January 2006 | by CAPTAIN_COMIXSee all my reviews

King Kong Lives is a worthy successor to such cinematic classics as King Kong '76, Konga, and King Kong Escapes. It's also one of the most insanely entertaining monster movies ever made. It's tremendously fun and highly goofy. The surgical scene in which Linda Hamilton transplants a huge mechanical heart(!)in Kong's chest is just one of the astounding spectacles in this entertaining over-the-top sequel to Kong '76. I had so much fun watching King Kong Lives that I went out and bought it on DVD. I expected it to be off-the-wall and wasn't disappointed. I'm giving King Kong Lives a 10 star rating for it's extreme entertainment value. I loved it.


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