Sight and Sound - 09/01/2000
"...Charles Grodin is excellent comic value as the rapacious oil tycoon who bring King Kong to New York..."
One of the top money-makers of the 1970s. Producer Dino Delaurentis up-dates the 1933 classic. Jessica Lange's first starring role. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Cinematography, Best Sound. Academy Award: Best Special Effects.
Remake of the 1933 classic about a Giant Ape from a lost world who falls in love with a beautiful actress sacrificed to him by the native tribespeople on the island he inhabits.
Love Story |
New York City |
Sci-Fi / Horror / Fantasy |
Screen debut for former model Jessica Lange.
Shot in Metrocolor.
Budget for the film was over $22 million.
Additional cast: Dennis Fimple (Sunfish), Jorge Moreno (Garcia), Mario Gallo (Timmons), Keny Long (Ape Masked Man in Dance), Rick Baker (Kong Closeups).
Additional credits: Arny Lipin and Fern Weber (costumes/wardrobe).