KING KONG (Theatrical Release USA 1976)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

King Kong—not as good as the Peter Jackson and Jack Black version of the same storyline—has a way to go to make a stronger story. The special effects are worthy despite scenes of the gorilla blow drying Dwan’s hair with his breath. Jeff Bridges is very well casted. Great work for Director John Guillermin.

Storyline

An oil crew finds a huge gorilla.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Guillermin for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Federico De Laurentiis and Christian Ferry for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges), Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin), Dwan (Jessica Lange), Captain Ross (John Randolph), Bagley (Rene Auberjonois), Boan (Julius Harris), Joe Perko (Jack O’Halloran), Sunfish (Dennis Fimple), Carnahan (Ed Lauter), Garcia (Jorge Moreno), Timmons (Mario Gallo), and Chinese Cook (John Lone).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Simple film for an afternoon watch, unique in its own right.

Ben Meyers

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