King Kong Lives (1986)

King Kong Lives




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In Dino DeLaurentiis' sequel to his 1976 remake, Kong meets his ideal mate--a giant female gorilla. There's trouble in paradise, however, when the Army plots to exterminate both creatures.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: Steve Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Steven Pressfield
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On DVD: Sep 7, 2004
De Laurentiis Entertainment Group

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as Hank Mitchell

as Amy Franklin

as Lady Kong

as Lt. Col. R.T. Nevitt

as King Kong

as Lady Kong

as Dr. Benson Hughes

as Faculty Doctor

as Faculty Doctor

as Dr. Andrew Ingersoll

as Crew Chief

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Reporter

as Surgeon

as Journalist

as TV Reporter

as Technician

as Technician

as Mazlansky

as Security Chief

as 1st Wrangler

as Major Peete

as 1st Radioman

as Sergeant

as Boyfriend

as Girlfriend

as Hunter

as Lady in Phone Booth

as Native Woman

as Staff Sergeant

as Radioman

as Guard Sergeant

as Boat Skipper

as Cell Guard

as Cell Guard

as Woman in Crowd
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Critic Reviews for King Kong Lives

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

King Kong Lives ... has a dull cast and a plot that's even duller, but the ape himself is in good form.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Chicago Sun-Times
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July 14, 2005
Juicy Cerebellum


June 26, 2003
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

But, oh, how I laughed.

February 6, 2003
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Audience Reviews for King Kong Lives

Quite possibly the worst film ever made with "King Kong' in the title. I can't say that for sure as I haven't all of the unofficial sequels and spin-offs. I'm trying to come up with something positive to say about the film and I just can't. I guess the star is for the presence of Linda Hamilton and John Ashton - neither of whom do any sort of good work here. Well, maybe John Ashton, who's real good at being a completely heartless asshole. Anyways, trust me, avoid at all costs. The 1976 remake wasn't a gold mine of greatness by any means, but the sequel makes it looks like Gone With the Wind.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


I want to say that it's a worse film than the '76 remake, but at least this is so horrible that it's funny. The idea to have a love interest for King Kong has got to be one of the most moronic thoughts. The effects are completely horrible and all it has is one notable star, Linda Hamilton. Aside from it being a giant disaster, it is just hilarious to watch.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

This is the stupid idea I ever heard and it's realized, make a sequel for King Kong! The story itself just get true at the ending of every King Kong movie, Kong gets killed by the beauty... But this movie, which is a sequel for 1976 King Kong, just get everything wrong.... The title itself just sound weird, King Kong Lives, it just make some stupid question about it like 'What movie is this?' or 'What? A sequel for King Kong?' and another question maybe... This movie made because they think they can make money again by resurrecting a death giant monkey, but that's all false... And shows up another Kong, the female one, then they have a baby, it just ridiculous... They didn't give a clue for the time, and amazingly the Kong have a baby! It really nonsense, it just that they really end up for ideas... The monkey itself stills looks like a toy, but still scary... Just this time, when Kong start eating human, it just makes me sick... Just a really wrong turn this time for Kong, one of the movie that should be never made...

Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

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