Congo (1995)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Mystery


Congo (1995) Poster

When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong.


5.3/10
41,622


Videos


Photos

  • Ernie Hudson and Laura Linney in Congo (1995)
  • Laura Linney in Congo (1995)
  • Laura Linney in Congo (1995)
  • Allen Daviau and Frank Marshall in Congo (1995)
  • Congo (1995)
  • Frank Marshall in Congo (1995)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


29 September 2015 | claudio_carvalho
6
| It Works on a Rainy Saturday Afternoon
In Congo, Charles Travis (Bruce Campbell) is testing a communication system by laser with his former fiancée Dr. Karen Ross (Laura Linney) for the TraviCom network. Charles is the son of the millionaire R.B. Travis (Joe Don Baker), who owns the TraviCom and is Karen's employer. Charles and his friend Jeffrey (Taylor Nichols) find the ruins of a lost city but are somehow killed. Meanwhile their camp is completely destroyed and then the camera is shut down by a creature. Travis discloses to Karen that his son was actually trying to find a rare blue diamond in Congo and sends her to look for him. Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Elliot (Dylan Walsh) and his assistant Richard (Grant Heslov) are testing communication with the gorilla Amy and they decide to take her back to Congo since the animal seems to miss her birthplace. However they have funding issue but the Romanian philanthropist Herkermer Homolka (Tim Curry) offers to financially assist them. In the airport, Karen provides more money and joins the expedition. In the politically unstable Africa, they meet the experienced guide Captain Munro Kelly (Ernie Hudson) that bribes Captain Wanta (Delroy Lindo) to let them go. Further, he discloses that Homolka's real intention is to find the Lost City of Zinj. Then they embark in a plane in the beginning of a dangerous adventure in Congo.

Despite the negative reviews, "Congo" is an entertaining but outdated jungle adventure movie in the style of Tarzan, with lost city, dangerous gorillas and forgotten tribe of natives. The screenplay does not develop well the relationship among Charles Travis, his apparently estranged father R.B. Travis and Dr. Karen Ross but the film works on a rainy Saturday afternoon. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): Congo"

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Details

Release Date:

9 June 1995

Language

English, American Sign Language


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Baldwin Park, California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,642,539 11 June 1995

Gross USA:

$81,022,101

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$152,022,101

Contribute to this page

2020 Emmy Nominees In and Out of Character

Check out our gallery of the nominees in the leading and supporting acting categories in real life and as the characters they so brilliantly played.

View the full gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com