King Kong (1976) Brunch

Director: John Guillermi Run Time: 134 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG Release Year: 1976

Starring: Charles Grodin, Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange

The most exciting original motion picture event of all time: KING KONG.

In Dino De Laurentiis’s mega-hyped 1976 Kong remake, a team of mustache twirling oil reps (Led by slimeball extraordinaire Charles Grodin) heads off to an unexplored island in the Indian Ocean on the hunt for a massive wellspring of untapped oil. What they discover goes beyond their imagination: Kong, the King of Skull Island and the Eighth Wonder of the World. Unaccustomed to guests, the natives kidnap Dwan (Jessica Lange), an actress whom the crew rescued from a life raft, and offer her as sacrifice to Kong. While crew photographer & paleontologist Jack (Jeff Bridges) leads a rescue mission, the oil gang, with dollar signs in their eyes, plots to steal away the ape. After all, imagine the dough that a giant ape can rake in on Broadway — what could possibly go wrong?

Part of Nitehawk’s March LARGE AND IN CHARGE screening series.

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