King Kong (1976 movie)

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King Kong (1976)
Directed byJohn Guillermin
Produced byDino De Laurentiis
Screenplay byLorenzo Semple Jr.
StarringJeff Bridges
Jessica Lange
Charles Grodin
Rick Baker
Music byJohn Barry
CinematographyRichard H. Kline
Edited byRalph E. Winters
Dino De Laurentiis Company
Distributed byParamount Pictures (United States)
Toho Towa (Japan)
Release date
  • December 17, 1976 (1976-12-17) (United States)
Running time
134 minutes
182 minutes (extended cut)
CountriesUnited States

King Kong is a 1976 Italian-American movie-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, Jessica Lange, Charles Grodin and Rick Baker/Peter Cullen as King Kong. The movie features the World Trade Center in the finale, which the 12-meter ape climbs. Its sequel is the 1986 movie King Kong Lives, with different actors. It was Jessica Lange's first movie role.