King Kong

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When a research ship is sent to explore an island thought to be rich in oil, paleontologist Jack Prescott sneaks aboard, having heard strange rumors about the island. En route, the crew rescues Dwan, the sole survivor of a shipwreck. When they arrive, they find native people living in fear of a monster called Kong. The natives kidnap Dwan and sacrifice her to what turns out to be an enormous ape. Dwan is eventually rescued, and the ape captured for a gala exhibit.

Director: John Guillermin
Writer: James Ashmore Creelman (based on the {1933} screenplay), Ruth Rose (based on the {1933} screenplay), Merian C. Cooper (from an idea conceived by), Edgar Wallace (from an idea conceived by), Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay)
Production: N/A
Year: 1976
MetaScore: 61/100
ImdbRating: 5.9
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 17 Dec 1976
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination.


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Jack Prescott - Jeff Bridges
Fred Wilson - Charles Grodin
Captain Ross - John Randolph
Joe Perko - Jack O'Halloran
Sunfish - Dennis Fimple
Carnahan - Ed Lauter
Garcia - Jorge Moreno
Timmons - Mario Gallo
Chinese Cook - John Lone
Army General - Garry Walberg
City Official - John Agar
Ape Masked Man - Keny Long
Petrox Chairman - Sid Conrad
Army Helicopter Pilot - George Whiteman
Air Force General - Wayne Heffley
Fleeing Extra in Crowd - Forrest J. Ackerman
King Kong - Rick Baker
Shea Stadium Spectator - Todd Baker
Reporter - Corbin Bernsen
Naval Officer - Ray Buktenica
Excited Fan - Larry M. Byrd
King Kong (voice) - Peter Cullen
Newspaper Photographer - S.C. Dacy
Man in Audience - James Dunaway
Crushed Spectator - Ned Gill
Guy in Amphitheater - Donald F. Glut
Subway Driver - Walt Gorney
Extra - Brent Huff
Police Sergeant - Shawn McAllister
Reporter - Eve McVeagh
Victim - Larry Naschel
Bit Part - Joe Piscopo
Photographer - Harrison Ressler
Extra - Ron Roccia
Ship's Radio Operator - David Roya
King Kong - Will Shephard
Man Running in Terror - David Ulmer
Kid with Afro on Bleachers - Kristephan Warren-Stevens
Man Running from Monkey - Billy Zoom