King Kong (1976 film)

1976 film directed by John Guillermin

King Kong is a 1976 American monster film about a prehistoric giant ape who is captured for a exhibition in New York City.

You know I had my horoscope done before I flew out to Hong Kong. And it said that I was going to cross over water and meet the biggest person in my life.
Lights! Camera! Kong!
He was the terror, the mystery of their lives, and the magic. A year from now that will be an island full of burnt-out drunks. When we took Kong we kidnapped their God.
Directed by John Guillermin. Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr.
The most exciting original motion picture event of all time. Tagline
See also: King Kong, King Kong (1933 film), & King Kong (2005 film)

Jack PrescottEdit

  • There is a girl out there who might be running for her life from some gigantic turned-on ape.

DwanEdit

  • I'm Dwan. D-W-A-N, Dwan. That's my name. You know, like Dawn, except that I switched two letters to make it more memorable.
  • You know I had my horoscope done before I flew out to Hong Kong. And it said that I was going to cross over water and meet the biggest person in my life.
  • You Goddamn chauvinist pig ape!
    • To Kong
  • Did you ever meet anyone before whose life was saved by “Deep Throat”?

Fred WilsonEdit

  • Lights! Camera! Kong!
  • Take plenty of TNT when you go inland. Any sign of a monkey bigger than four feet, send him bang-bang.

DialogueEdit

 
He risked his life to save me.
[First lines]
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 Parko: Hey, Mr. Bagley! Something haywire. They only loaded me enough pipe to push one test hole. Less than two thousand feet.
Roy Bagley: Yeah, that'll be enough.
Boan: Are you kidding? On Bagatan, we didn't come until we were past twenty-six thousand feet.
Roy Bagley: You take my word, fellas. This hole proves out within two thousand, or it's a write-off.

Fred Wilson: [As the “Petrox Explorer” comes in sight of Skull Island] Did you ever wonder how Hernando Cortez felt when he discovered the Lost Treasure of the Incas?
Jack Prescott: That wasn't Cortez; it was Pizarro. And he died flat broke

Jack Prescott: Kong! Kong! Kong! Kong! you heard them chant that! He exists. You saw the wall, right? Now who the hell do you think they're planning to give that girl to?
Fred Wilson: It's some nutty religion. A priest gets dressed up like an ape and gets laid.

Jack Prescott: Even an environmental rapist like you wouldn't be asshole enough to destroy a unique new species of animal.
Fred Wilson: Bet me.

Dwan: How can I become a star because of... because of someone who was stolen off that gorgeous island and locked up in that lousy oil tank?
Fred Wilson: It's not someone! It's an animal, a beast who tried to rape you.
Dwan: That's not true. He risked his life to save me.
Fred Wilson: Before you cry your eyes out, honey, you should ask the natives on that island what they thought of losing Kong.
Jack Prescott: Actually, they'll miss him a lot.
Fred Wilson: Like leprosy.
Jack Prescott: No, that's where you're dead wrong. He was the terror, the mystery, and the magic in their lives. A year from now, that will be an island full of burnt-out drunks. When we took Kong, we kidnapped their God.

TaglineEdit

  • The most exciting original motion picture event of all time.
  • On this small island lies the biggest discovery on Earth.
  • This is one monkey you don't want on your back.

CastEdit

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