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King Kong (2005)

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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Storyline

Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann is its grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. But Carl has another plan in mind. Written by Film_Fan

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The eighth wonder of the world.


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Rated PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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14 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peter Jackson's King Kong  »

Box Office

Budget:

$207,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CZK 4,108,888 (Czech Republic) (15 December 2005)

Gross:

$218,080,025 (USA)
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Trivia

(At around one minute) At the beginning of the film, there is a shot of a restaurant in New York City called "BG's Sandwiches." It is a nod to BG Hacker, who organized and catered the New York City premiere parties for Peter Jackson's production people on all three "Lord of the Rings" films. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) At the very beginning of the film, during Al Jolson's song, the camera looks down on a bridge with lots of cars passing it. On the right side of screen, an animated plume of smoke from a chimney is frozen - on the left side animation is working correctly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Manny: [practicing sneezes] That's a funny one. Isn't that funnier?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits: "This film is dedicated with love and respect to the original adventurers of Skull Island: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Willis H. O'Brien, Max Steiner, Robert Armstrong and ... the incomparable Fay Wray. They continue to inspire all those who follow in their footsteps." See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Date Movie (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Aboriginal Sacrifice Dance
from the underscore of the King Kong (1933)
Written by Max Steiner
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totally awesome!
15 December 2005 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I just arrived from the theater and still in shock with the new "King Kong" from Peter Jackson. It's a masterpiece. A jawbreaker. It's totally awesome! Never in my life I saw a blockbuster with so many layers of action, romance, adventure, love for the movie making and many others interpretations of a same theme. Jackson have a great sense as a director and never takes the easy way. The three hours passes by like a minute. Some of the scenes, specially in the third act, become instant classics of the movie history and will still forever in my mind. If I were Spielberg never do anything in this genre again. The moving pictures, the cinema as we know it, was just invented to Peter Jackson gave us this film. Ten!


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