King Kong Poster

Release Date: December 21st, 1991

DVD Release Date: July 27th, 1999

PG|2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
When a research ship is sent to explore an island thought to be rich in oil, paleontologist Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) sneaks aboard, having heard strange rumors about the island. En route, the crew rescues Dwan (Jessica Lange), the sole survivor of a shipwreck. When they arrive, they find native people living in fear of a monster called Kong. The natives kidnap Dwan and sacrifice her to what turns out to be an enormous ape. Dwan is eventually rescued, and the ape captured for a gala exhibit.

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, Charles Grodin, John Randolph, Rene Auberjonois, Julius Harris, Jack O'Halloran, Ed Lauter

Director: John Guillermin

Genres: Fantasy, Adventure

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, De Laurentiis

Keywords: New York City, Love, 1970s, Quest, Tense


Nominated Cinematography
Winner Special Achievement Award (Visual Effects)
Nominated Sound
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1976)