King Kong (1976)

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A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

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  • Rick Baker in King Kong (1976)
  • Jessica Lange in King Kong (1976)
  • Jessica Lange in King Kong (1976)
  • Rick Baker in King Kong (1976)
  • Jessica Lange in King Kong (1976)
  • Jessica Lange in King Kong (1976)

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To construct the World Trade Center miniatures, Production Designer Dale Hennesy obtained the blueprints and architectural drawings of the real buildings, which allowed him to reproduce all aspects of the buildings in exact detail. In actuality, several sets were created. The first was a re-creation of the main plaza, that was built in a studio back lot, and included a three-sided reproduction of the South Tower, and a two-sided reproduction of the North Tower.


Joe Perko: OK, Boan, how much you got here?
Boan: About eighteen hundred.
Joe Perko: Eighteen hundred? What's going on?
Boan: There's Bagley.
Joe Perko: Hey, Mr. Bagley! Something's haywire. They only loaded me enough pipe to push one test hole. Less than two thousand feet.
Roy Bagley: Yeah, that'll be ...


During the show in New York, it alternates between shots of the actor in the Kong suit and the mechanical 50-foot Kong. The shots of the mechanical Kong are obvious, because its legs are always in a fixed position, and it appears motionless and lifeless, without any kind of facial expression or movement, except for its arms.

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: SURABAYA INDONESIA

Alternate Versions

Additional scenes include the following:

  • A lengthy scene in a Surubaya bar showing Prescott drugging a Petrox crewman.
  • A scene of Joe & Boan playing cards & being interrupted by a Captain Ross on the loudspeaker calling all hands to assemble in the mess room. Boan wisecracking about Petrox bought by Howard Hughes & working for the CIA.
  • A scene of a Mexican crew member named Garcia spying on Dwan while she's showering,ends with Jack tossing Garcia overboard with a life preserver.
  • A scene showing the crew watching an old movie on TV. Roy Bagley observing the oil-like substance under a microscope, he swigs some wine & calls for a boat to take him ashore.
  • Longer battle between Kong & the gigantic snake,ends with an alternate and less gory take of Kong killing the snake & beating his chest.
  • Extra footage of Kong breaking through the wall.
  • Before Jack enters Dwan's dressing room he is confronted by a security guard.
  • Additional dialogue between Dwan & Wilson.
  • During Kong's rampage a Petrox head executive tells Wilson he's fired.
  • After Kong steps on Wilson,the camera pulls back to reveal that all that's left in Kong's footprint is Wilson's hat.
  • A scene of Dwan & Jack talking & running down a street trying to hot-wire a Chevrolet Corvette.
  • A scene of a car running in front of Kong, Kong picks it up (the car used was a 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham) & throws it against a building, where it explodes.


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Adventure | Horror

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