King Kong (1976 movie)

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King Kong
Directed byJohn Guillermin
Screenplay byLorenzo Semple Jr.
Based on
Produced byDino De Laurentiis
StarringJeff Bridges
Charles Grodin
Jessica Lange
CinematographyRichard H. Kline
Edited byRalph E. Winters
Music byJohn Barry
Production
company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 17, 1976 (1976-12-17)
Running time
134 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$24 million[1][2]
Box office$90.6 million[3][2]

King Kong is a 1976 Italian-American horror-adventure fantasy monster remake of the original King Kong of 1933. produced by Paramount Pictures and Dino De Laurentiis Productions. It was directed by John Guillermin. It stars Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange and Rick Baker/Peter Cullen as Kong. The movie features the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center which the 12-meter ape Kong climbs.

References[change | change source]

  1. "King Kong (1976)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Knoedelseder Jr., William K. (August 30, 1987). "De Laurentiis Producer's Picture Darkens". Los Angeles Times. p. 1.
  3. "King Kong, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 17, 2012.