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King Kong

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Original title
King Kong
Running time
187 min.
United States United States
Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens. Story: Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace
James Newton Howard
Andrew Lesnie
Co-production United States-New Zealand-Germany;
Universal Pictures, Wingnut Films, Big Primate Pictures, MFPV Film
Adventure. Fantasy. Action | Remake. Apes. Dinosaurs. Animals. 1930s
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King Kong
Synopsis / Plot
Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) is an actress who finds herself out of a job in Depression-era New York. Her luck changes when she meets Carl Denham (Jack Black), an entrepreneur, adventurer and filmmaker, who is struggling to make a name for himself. Adrien Brody plays Jack Driscoll, a New York playwright, who becomes an unlikely hero in a romantic adventure story that is set to test his physical courage and heart. Denham and his film crew, sail to the remote Skull Island to film his latest epic. The natives kidnap Ann and plan to use her as a sacrifice to the island's giant gorrila named King Kong. Carl decides to capture Kong and brings him back to New York City, but Kong escapes and is now out of control.
2005: 3 Academy Awards: Best Visual Effects, Sound Editing, Sound. 5 Nominations
2005: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Director, Original Soundtrack
2005: BAFTA Awards: Best Visual Effects. 3 Nominations
2005: Special Award in el Festival Toronto: Andy Serkis
2005: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2005: 2 Nominations for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Picture, Director
2005: Chicago Film Critics Association: 5 Nominations, incl. Best Picture & Director
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