King Kong

King Kong

John Guillermin (1976)

PG Certificate
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Our Score
This leaden and over-budgeted remake of the classic simian Beauty and the Beast fantasy abandons all the exotic mystery of the 1933 masterpiece in favour of glossy high camp and atrocious satire. A man in a monkey suit and pathetic giant models replace the wonderful stop-motion techniques pioneered by Willis O'Brien in the original, and the result is this epic bomb. How Jessica Lange's career survived her debut in such a turkey - "Put me down, you male chauvinist ape!" - is a miracle.


Oil prospectors travel to a recently discovered and remote Pacific island, where they encounter a gigantic gorilla. The men manage to capture the huge ape and bring it back to America - but the confused creature is terrified by events and escapes, wreaking havoc in New York. Remake of the classic 1933 fantasy adventure, with Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange and Charles Grodin.

Cast & Crew

Dwan Jessica Lange
Jack Prescott Jeff Bridges
Fred Wilson Charles Grodin
Captain Ross John Randolph
Bagley René Auberjonois
Carnahan Ed Lauter
Timmons Mario Gallo
Garcia Jorge Moreno
Joe Perko Jack O'Halloran
Boan Julius Harris
King Kong Rick Baker
Director John Guillermin
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Edited for language and violence. Available on: Available on video and DVD


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