- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 12, 2009
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English
- Additional Release Material:
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Rolling Stone - 06/29/1995
"...[CONGO catches] a sense of wonder....You are in for a treat..."
USA Today - 06/09/1995
"...[A] vibrant look, courtesy of E.T. cinematographer Allen Daviau..."
Variety - 06/12/1995
"...The movie is opulent and action-packed..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/09/1995
"...Entertaining and funny..."
An African mountain gorilla who's been taught sign language by a young primatologist is returned to the jungles of the Congo in this adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1980 sci-fi adventure novel. During their journey they cross paths with greedy corporate scavengers searching for a hidden cache of diamonds.
When a diamond explorer mysteriously vanishes in the Congo region of Africa, a safari bravely ventures into the uncharted jungle to find him. The deeper they travel into the tenebrous Congo, the more deadly their adventure becomes.
- Released theatrically in the USA June 9, 1995.
- Sound in Dolby/DTS.
- Color by Technicolor; prints by DeLuxe. Shot in Panavision.
- Produced in the US by Kennedy/Marshall.
- Copyright 1995 Paramount Pictures.
- Filmed on location in Los Angeles, Costa Rica, Tanzania and Kenya.
- Computer systems furnished by Silicon Graphics, Inc.
- Costa Rica production services provided by Sotela Pictures.
- The Major League Baseball trademarks were licensed by Major League Baseball Properties, Inc.
- "An Irish Airman Foresees His Death," by W.B. Yeats was courtesy of A.P. Watt, Ltd.
- Display Graphic by Banned from the Ranch Entertainment.
- Additional songs: "Sugar Shack" composed by Keith McCormack and Fay Voss, performed by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs; "Kweli Tutaweza" composed by Sylvester Irungi.
- Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.
- Grossed $79,000,000 at the box office.