King Kong

  • PG
  • John Guillermin (1976)
  • US
  • 129 min
King Kong
Film Review
Reviewed By
1 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Remake of the classic monster movie, starring Jessica Lange and Jeff Bridges. On a remote island, geologists in search of oil discover the "eighth wonder of the world" - Kong, a giant ape who "rules" the island population like a god. Transported back to America, King Kong is treated as a sideshow attraction, with disastrous results.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
John Guillermin

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for language and violence.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

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