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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.

Writers:

Ronald Shusett (story), Steven Pressfield (story) | 4 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

The Legendary Kong is Back! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Returned approximately $5 million on an $18-million budget. See more »

Goofs

When Kong first sees the alligator, it is a full-grown adult alligator. When Kong picks up the alligator, you can tell it is just a baby. 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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Primal, very primal!
1 December 2012 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

Are you kidding me? This is the sappiest sequel I have ever seen! I thought King Kong has perished from being shot down of The World Trade Center. WRONG! He survived the fall, that left him in a coma for a decade. So what happens next? He gets an artificial heart, and a new mate: Lady Kong. Boy, it doesn't get any better than this. The whole place in Georgia becomes a jungle when these primates get together. Unlike the one made 10 years earlier, this movie goes back to nature in many ways. A zoo that big couldn't hold these two lovebirds. Did I say lovebirds? Hahaha! I did it, again! When the two protectors Hank(Brian Kerwin) and Amy(Linda Hamilton) go to extreme lengths to assure the safety of King and Lady Kong. But there's trouble. The U.S. Army lead by mad Col. Nevitt (John Ashton) will go to full length to neutralize the Kongs. After Hank brings Lady Kong from Borneo, nothing would be the same. When the Army attacked Kong, he turned those tanks and jeeps into broken hunk of junk, and the scene where Kong recovers from his injuries, it was just amazing. Eating the alligators, or better yet, when he ate one of the hunters. But the fun part of the movie I like the most, is when Kong squashed the Col. Like a bug. That one was too silly there. And the really cheesy part of the film is when Kong gets to see his son for the first and last time. This movie didn't do well in the box office, but I think it's great... for a rainy day. Some legends remain to be legends, King Kong could have have more there in this sequel. The problem: IT'S TOO SHORT!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,711,220
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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