King Kong

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"The most exciting original motion picture event of all time."
  • PG
  • 1976
  • 2 hr 14 min
  • 5.9  (35,147)
  • 61

In the 1976 version of King Kong, the story follows a team of explorers and filmmakers led by Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin) as they journey to a mysterious island in search of the legendary giant gorilla known as Kong. Among the crew is Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges), a primate expert who becomes fascinated by Dwan (Jessica Lange), an aspiring actress who stows away on their voyage.

Once they arrive on the island, the team encounters a variety of dangers, including prehistoric creatures and a tribe of natives who worship Kong as a god. When Dwan is taken by the natives as an offering to Kong, the crew must mount a daring rescue mission to save her.

As they venture deeper into the island, they finally come face to face with Kong, a massive and powerful creature unlike anything they've ever seen before. Despite their attempts to capture and subdue him, Kong proves to be a formidable foe, and the desperate struggle to survive takes a toll on the entire crew.

Throughout the movie, we see the growing bond between Dwan and Kong, as well as the conflicted feelings of the crew towards the creature. As they face increasing danger and obstacles, we're left wondering if anyone will make it off the island alive.

Featuring stunning special effects and a gripping story, King Kong is a classic adventure film that has stood the test of time. The performances by Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, and Jessica Lange are exceptional, and the iconic character of Kong is perfectly realized in all his towering, terrifying glory.

With thrilling action sequences, moments of heartbreak, and a message about the dangers of exploiting nature, King Kong is a must-see movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

King Kong is a 1976 adventure movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 14 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 61.

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    2 hr 14 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (35,147)
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