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King Kong (2005)

Coming Out at 12 December 2005 in theaters.

Action, Adventure, Drama

King Kong is epic monster adventure film co-written, produced, and directed by Peter Jackson. A second remake of the 1933 film of the same title, the film stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, and, through motion capture, Andy Serkis as the title character. Set in 1933, it follows the story of an ambitious filmmaker who coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island. There, they encounter prehistoric creatures living on the island as well as a legendary giant gorilla known as Kong, whom they capture and take to New York City.

Filming for King Kong took place in New Zealand from September 2004 to March 2005. The project’s budget climbed from an initial $150 million to a then-record-breaking $207 million. It was released on December 14, 2005 in Germany and the United States, and made an opening of $50.1 million. While it performed lower than expected, King Kong made domestic and worldwide grosses that eventually added up to $562 million, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing film in Universal Pictures history at the time and the fifth-highest-grossing film of 2005. It also generated $100 million in DVD sales upon its home video release.

In 1933, during the Great Depression, New York City vaudeville actress Ann Darrow is hired by financially troubled filmmaker Carl Denham to star in a film alongside actor Bruce Baxter. Ann learns her favorite playwright, Jack Driscoll, is the screenwriter. Filming takes place on a tramp steamer, the SS Venture, under the command of Captain Englehorn, and under Carl’s pretense that it will be sailing to Singapore. In truth, Carl intends to sail to and film the mysterious Skull Island. Captain Englehorn has second thoughts about the voyage, prompted by his crew’s speculation of trouble ahead. On the voyage, Ann and Jack fall in love. Deep in the southern waters, the Venture receives a radio message informing Englehorn there is a warrant for Carl’s arrest due to his defiance of the studio’s orders to cease production.

Director: Peter Jackson

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace

Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Evan Parke


Naomi WattsAnn Darrow
Jack BlackCarl Denham
Adrien BrodyJack Driscoll
Thomas KretschmannCaptain Englehorn
Colin HanksPreston
Andy SerkisKong / Lumpy
Evan ParkeHayes
Jamie BellJimmy
Lobo ChanChoy
John SumnerHerb
Craig HallMike
Kyle ChandlerBruce Baxter
William JohnsonManny
Mark HadlowHarry
Geraldine BrophyMaude
David DennisTaps (as David Denis)
David PittuWeston
Pip MushinZelman
Jim KnobelochThuggish Executive
Ric HerbertSleazy Executive
Lee DonahueStudio Guy’s Assistant
Tom HobbsYoung Assistant
Tiriel MoraFruit Vendor
Jed BrophyVenture Crew
Frank EdwardsVenture Crew
Michael LawrenceVenture Crew
Crawford ThomsonVenture Crew
Richard KavanaghVenture Crew
Stephen HallVenture Crew
Will WallaceVenture Crew
Joe FolauVenture Crew
Tim WongVenture Crew
Steve ReinsfieldVenture Crew
John WraightVenture Crew
Matthew ChamberlainVenture Crew
Lee HartleyVenture Crew – Radio Operator
Troy O’KaneVenture Crew
Louis SutherlandVenture Crew
Jason WhyteVenture Crew
Toa WaakaVenture Crew
John ClarkeVenture Crew
Ray WoolfVenture Crew – Helmsman
David DengeloVenture Crew
Greg SmithVenture Crew
Chris BaileyVenture Crew
Peter McKenzieVenture Crew
Peter FordVenture Crew
Tamihana NukuVenture Crew
Todd RipponVenture Crew
Eddie CampbellVenture Crew – Crewman
Roussel DuboisVenture Crew
Billy JacksonNY Child
Katie JacksonNY Child
Tania RodgerHooverville Mother
Samuel TaylorHooverville Child
Hilton DenisVaudeville Act
Geoff DunstanVaudeville Act
Daniel TusiaVaudeville Act
Paul WilsonVaudeville Act
Shannon WilsonVaudeville Act
Jesse RasmussenVaudeville Act
Sosina WogayehuVaudeville Act
Peter CorriganVaudeville Act
Colin BogaarsVaudeville Act
Susan EastwoodVaudeville Act
Caron DallasVaudeville Act
Darryl JohnVaudeville Act
Felicia O’BrienVaudeville Act
Phil GrieveLaughing Man
Belindalee HopeBurlesque Dancer
Crushanin Dixor-McIvorBurlesque Dancer
Jodie TaylorBurlesque Dancer
Jacinta WawataiFeral Child
Terence GriffithsSkull Islander
Vicky HaughtonSharwoman
Luanne GordonTheatre Actor
Lorraine AshbourneTheatre Actor
Edwin WrightTheatre Actor
Glen DrakeTheatre Actor
Tim GordonHotel Clerk
Julia WalshawWoman in Broadway Show
Ross DuncanAudience Member
Geoff TimblickPressman
Stephen A. BuckleyCab Driver
Geoff AllenPressman
Lee McDonaldChorus Line Tap Dancer
Matthew DravitzkiTrampled Theatre-Goer
Stig EldredArmy Commander
John DybvigPoliceman
Bob BurnsNY Stander
Kathy BurnsNY Stander
Joe GertlerNY Stander
Jennifer GertlerNY Stander
Rick BakerPilot
Jim DietzPilot
Randall William CookPilot
Gene de MarcoPilot
Peter JacksonGunner
Rick PorrasGunner
Frank DarabontGunner
Hamish BruceGunner
Chic LittlewoodOld Security Guard
Lawrence JardenNY Police Chief
Matt WilsonPhotographer
Jim McLartyPhotographer
Latham GainesPhotographer

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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