King Kong (1976)
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Famed producer Dino De Laurentiis tries to steal the thunder from Jaws, then the top-grossing film of all-time, in this big budget remake of King Kong. (De Laurentiis related his tactics to Tom Snyder: "When Jaws dies, nobody cries. When Kong dies, they all cry.") Updated to the 1970s, the original Robert Armstrong character is now Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin), a big-shot oil magnate from Petrox Oil, looking for new petroleum deposits on a recently discovered Pacific island. Jack Prescott (Jeff
Dec 17, 1976 Wide
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Not as bad as reputed, this Kong has some good moments + great Barry score.
An amazing motion picture experience....Lange's as memorable as she is mesmerising
Fairly entertaining remake
Filme de estréia de Lange, que rouba o filme com suas belíssimas pernas, seus decotes e sua beleza. É uma pena que o roteiro seja tão burocrático e sem imaginação.
Rent the real thing.
Why, why, why did they bother?
Dino de Laurentis se atrevió a hacer lo que muy pocos tienen las agallas de intentar: realizar el remake de un clásico por antonomasia: King Kong.
easy to mock, but hard to truly dislike
Audience Reviews for King Kong
- Camahan: [conversing with Wilson over the 2-way radio regarding the next procedure in the search for Kong and Dwan] There's gonna be somebody on that radar all night, isn't there?
- Fred Wilson: [in a tone of weary disgust] Any large furry BLIPS seen moving in your direction, you will KNOW...! Sweet dreams and out.
- Fred Wilson: Ah, the power of it. Ah, the superpower! Hail to the power! Hail to the power of Kong! And Petrox!
- Dwan: You know I had my horoscope done before I flew out to Hong Kong. And it said that I was going to cross over water and meet the biggest person in my life.
- Fred Wilson: [as the "Petrox Explorer" comes in sight of Skull Island] ... Did you ever wonder how Hernando Cortez felt when he discovered the Lost Treasure of the Incas?
- Jack Prescott: That wasn't Cortez; it was Pizarro. And he died flat broke.
- Fred Wilson: Take plenty of TNT when you go inland. Any sign of a monkey bigger than four feet, send him bang-bang.
- Jack Prescott: Kong! Kong! Kong! Kong! you heard them chant that! He exists. You saw the wall, right? Now who the hell do you think they're planning to give that girl to?
- Fred Wilson: It's some nutty religion. A priest gets dressed up like an ape and gets laid.
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