King Kong Lives


1h 45m 1986

Brief Synopsis

A giant ape, King Kong, which was shot and fell off the World Trade Center, appears to be alive but is in coma for 10 years and desperately needs a blood transfusion in order to have an artificial heart implanted. Suddenly, in the rainforest, another gigantic ape is found. This time a female. She is brought to the USA, and the heart is successfully implanted. But then King Kong, having felt a female ape, breaks loose.

Film Details

Also Known As
King Kong Lives!, King Kong Returns
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adventure
Fantasy
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
DE LAURENTIIS COMPANY/PARAMOUNT PICTURES
Location
University of North Carolina, USA; New Hanover County Airport, North Carolina, USA; Leland, North Carolina, USA; Airlie Gardens, North Carolina, USA; DEG Film Studios, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Eastern Tennessee, USA; Burgaw, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

A giant ape, King Kong, which was shot and fell off the World Trade Center, appears to be alive but is in coma for 10 years and desperately needs a blood transfusion in order to have an artificial heart implanted. Suddenly, in the rainforest, another gigantic ape is found. This time a female. She is brought to the USA, and the heart is successfully implanted. But then King Kong, having felt a female ape, breaks loose.

Crew

Scott L Alexander

Visual Effects

Tom Anderson

Camera Operator

Rick Ash

Adr Mixer

Morris Atkins

Location Manager

Arona Barnes

Production Assistant

Robert Bass

Special Effects

Ken Bates

Stunts

Frank Batt

Dolly Grip

Matt Earl Beesley

Assistant Director

Michael Bell

Miniatures

Antoinette Bonsignore

Production Assistant

Teresa Book

Sound Editor

Roger Bowles

Other

Michael Brewster

Camera Operator

Robin Browne

Director Of Photography

William Bryan

Art Department

David Bubb

Construction

Jeff Burks

Graphics

Shaw Burney

Location Manager

Cathy Butler

Miniatures

Daniel Candib

Assistant Editor

Clifford Capone

Costumes

Tom K Carlin

Music Editor

Roberto Carlos

Visual Effects

Fred Carter

Art Director

Casey Cavanaugh

Special Effects

John Cazemiro

Miniatures

Frank Ceglia

Special Effects

Jonathan Chibnall

Apprentice

Dan Chichester

Wardrobe Supervisor

Ty Church

Sound

Kenneth Clarke

Other

Mike Cobos

Visual Effects

Ralph Cobos

Visual Effects

Kathryn Colbert

Production Coordinator

Myles Connell

Apprentice

Brian Cooke

Assistant Director

Malcolm Cooke

Editor

Merian C. Cooper

Characters As Source Material

John Copeman

Miniatures

Monty Cox

Stunts

Tom Cranham

Storyboard Artist

Chris Crump

Art Department

Samuel C Crutcher

Dialogue Editor

Bud Davis

Stunts

Bud Davis

Stunt Coordinator

Chrissie Davis

Other

Esty Davis

Foreman

Martha De Laurentiis

Producer

Giannetto De Rossi

Makeup

Grazia De Rossi

Hairdresser

Christian P Della Penna

Production Assistant

Joe Digaetano

Special Effects

Don Digirolamo

Sound

Lisa Dismukes

Production Assistant

Roberta Doheny

Foley Editor

Dean Drabin

Foley Mixer

Eamonn Dunne

Electrician

David Edwards

Construction Coordinator

John C. Ferguson

Gaffer

Roe Fonvielle

Other

Richard Foreman

Photography

Dean Gates

Makeup

Greg Gault

Stunts

Joe Gilbride

Stunts

Jeffrey Ginn

Other

Robert W Glass

Sound

Ronald D. Goldstein

Miniatures

Cindy J Gray

Accounting Assistant

Jim Grimshaw

Technical Advisor

Scott Grusin

Music Editor

Michelle Guillermin

Casting Associate

Robert Habros

Other

Chip Hackler

Camera

Mayta Haley

Production Assistant

Randy Hall

Stunts

Allan Hamilton

Accounting Assistant

Bill Harrison

Special Effects

Chuck Hart

Stunts

Herbert Harton

Other

Jordan Hawley

Assistant

Gary Hecker

Foley

Yvonne Hegney

Miniatures

George Hill

Special Effects

Pat Hill

Other

Garrett Hogan

Production Assistant

Andrew Holder

Art Department

Rodney Hollis

Miniatures

Sadie Holt

3-D Models

James L Honore

Post-Production Supervisor

Bobby Huber

Other

Dr. Raymond Hunt

Consultant

Walter Huse

Key Grip

James J Isaacs

Dialogue Editor

Donna Isaacson

Casting

Gordon Izod

Other

David Jones

Digital Effects Supervisor

Petko Kadiev

Storyboard Artist

David P Kelsey

Miniatures

Alec King

Gaffer

Steve Kirshoff

Special Effects

Robert Knudson

Sound

Kerry Kohler

Assistant Editor

Kevin Konival

Camera Operator

Peter Kromper

Music

John Kuhlman

Other

A. Welch Lambeth

Transportation Captain

Delores Lane

Hairdresser

Alan Lasky

Camera

Tantar Leviseur

Set Decorator

Joe Lombardi

Consultant

Steve Lombardi

Special Effects

Barbara Long

Production Assistant

Lyn Lucibello

Auditor

John S. Lyons

Casting

Edward Malone

Sound Editor

Richard Malzahn

Titles

Marco Mazzei

Camera

Regina Mcleod

Miniatures

Richard Medina

Visual Effects

Sergio Melaranci

Camera Operator

Joseph Mercurio

Special Effects Coordinator

Colin Miller

Sound Editor

Alec Mills

Director Of Photography

Marty Montagne

Miniatures

Jeff Moore

Camera

Bruce Moriarty

Stunts

Bruce Moriarty

Assistant Director

Bernardo Munoz

Special Effects

Peter Murton

Production Designer

Simon Murton

Other

Barry A Nolan

Visual Effects Supervisor

Beth Nufer

Stunts

Linda Pacic

Miniatures

Barbara Page

Hair Assistant

David Pamplin

Grip

John Paterson

Construction Coordinator

Les Pendleton

Other

Gene Poole

Dolly Grip

Ken Powell

Other

Steven Pressfield

Screenplay

Don Pulford

Stunts

Fran Raines

Miniatures

Allessandro Rambaldi

Miniatures

Carlo Rambaldi

Special Effects

Carlo Rambaldi

Other

Vittorio Rambaldi

Miniatures

Dick Ramirez

Camera Operator

Olivia Ramirez

Visual Effects

Gus Ramsden

Special Effects

Tony Reading

Art Director

Larry Reid

Special Effects

Charlene Richards

Adr Mixer

Artist Robinson

Production Assistant

Dar Robinson

Stunts

Roxanne Robinson

Production Assistant

Bill Rog

Visual Effects

Hugh Scaife

Set Decorator

Rod Schumacher

Special Effects

Dennis R. Scott

Stunts

John Scott

Music

Paul Sebastian

Special Effects

David Sharp

Special Effects

Rosalind Shingleton

Other

Ronald Shusett

Screenplay

Ronald Shusett

Executive Producer

William Siler

Transportation Coordinator

Jethro Singer

Graphics

Ron Sistare

Sound

Eric W Skipper

Visual Effects

Earl Smith

Visual Effects

Karen Smith

Production Assistant

Steven Spier

Visual Effects

Stefan Stanskowski

Other

Joe Starr

Miniatures

David Stephenson

Sound

Rina Sternfeld-allon

Script Supervisor

Alicia M Stevenson

Foley

Lorraine Teachey

Miniatures

Ed Thompson

Graphics

Noel Tomlinson

Production Assistant

Charles Torbett

Property Master

Lucio Trentiti

Production Manager

Tom Trovato

Best Boy

Mike Tucker

Boom Operator

Danielle Verese

Visual Effects

Tim Viereck

Visual Effects

Peter Voysey

Art Department

Edgar Wallace

Characters As Source Material

Robert Webber

3-D Models

Jean Wessner

Wardrobe

Johnny West

Other

Rosemarie Wheeler

Sound Editor

Les Wiggins

Sound Editor

John Wildermuth

Production Assistant

David S Williams

Other

Franklin Williams

Generator Operator

Alonzo V Wilson

Assistant

John Wood

Art Director

Film Details

Also Known As
King Kong Lives!, King Kong Returns
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adventure
Fantasy
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
DE LAURENTIIS COMPANY/PARAMOUNT PICTURES
Location
University of North Carolina, USA; New Hanover County Airport, North Carolina, USA; Leland, North Carolina, USA; Airlie Gardens, North Carolina, USA; DEG Film Studios, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Eastern Tennessee, USA; Burgaw, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 19, 1986

Sequel to "King Kong" (1976), directed by John Guillerman.

Began shooting March 31, 1986.

Completed shooting June 30, 1986.

Todd-AO

Released in United States Winter December 19, 1986