King Kong (2005)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama

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In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

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  • Naomi Watts in King Kong (2005)
  • Peter Jackson and Jack Black in King Kong (2005)
  • Naomi Watts in King Kong (2005)
  • Peter Jackson and Naomi Watts in King Kong (2005)
  • Peter Jackson in King Kong (2005)
  • Jack Black in King Kong (2005)

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Did You Know?


(At around two hours and thirty minutes) Together with his wife, Kathy.


Manny: That's a funny one. Isn't that funnier?


Carl is talking to Ann in a restaurant. He asks her if she's a size 4 and she moves to stand up. In the background is a waitress walking toward them. As she stands, the camera changes and the waitress has disappeared.

Crazy Credits

The end credits are set against an art deco backdrop rather than the traditional black screen. The backdrop is an exact replica, in Technicolor, of the same backdrop that was used for the opening credits in the 1933 version of "King Kong".

Alternate Versions

On November 14, 2006, an extended edition DVD was released, with 13 minutes of additional scenes edited back into the film. Denham's party is attacked by a Ceratops immediately upon entering the jungle to rescue Ann, and by a giant fish while on rafts on a river, after which they kill a giant bird while firing blindly into the jungle (the longest addition by far). Baxter's rescue of the party is extended, and finishes with Jimmy's farewell to Hayes. Kong's pursuit of the party on Skull Island and his pursuit of Driscoll in NYC are slightly extended, and there are two brief additional encounters between Kong and the military in NYC. A complete breakdown is at


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King Kong (1933)
Written by Max Steiner


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Action | Adventure | Drama | Romance

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