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It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has found herself--like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression--without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendor's stall, she is rescued--literally--by filmmaker and multiple hyphenate Carl Denham. It seems that the entrepreneur-raconteur-adventurer is no stranger to theft, having that day lifted the only existing print of his most recent and unfinished film from under his studio executives' noses when they threatened to pull his completion funds. Carl has until the end of the day to get his crew onboard the Singapore-bound tramp steamer, the S.S. Venture, in hopes of completing his travelogue/action film. With that, the showman is certain he will finally achieve the personal greatness he knows awaits him around the corner--and although the crew believe that corner to be Singapore, Denham actually hopes to find and capture on film the mysterious place of legend: Skull Island. Unfortunately for Carl, his headlining actress has pulled out of his project, but his search for a size-four leading lady (the costumes have all been made) has, fatefully, led him to Ann. The struggling actress is reluctant to sign on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll is penning the screenplay--the fees his friend Carl pays for potboiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscoll's nominal income from his stage plays. With his newly discovered star and coerced screenwriter reluctantly onboard, Denham's "moving picture ship" heads out of New York Harbor--and toward a destiny that none aboard could possibly foresee.

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Naomi Watts (as Ann Darrow )
Jack Black (as Carl Denham )
Adrien Brody (as Jack Driscoll )
Andy Serkis (as King Kong/Lumpy the Cook )
Jamie Bell (as Jimmy )
Kyle Chandler (as Bruce Baxter )
Lobo Chan (as Choy )
Thomas Kretschmann (as Captain Englehorn )
Evan Parke (as Hayes )
Colin Hanks (as Preston )
John Sumner (as Herb )
David Dengelo (as Venture Crew )
Stephen Hall (as Venture Crew )
Richard Kavanagh (as Venture Crew )
Louis Sutherland (as Venture Crew )

Directed By: Peter Jackson
Written By: Merian C. Cooper & Edgar Wallace
Produced By: Universal Pictures

Release Date (US): December 14th, 2005

Length of Movie: 3h 7min

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for frightening adventure violence and some disturbing images

Budget: $207,000,000

Opening Weekend: $66,181,645

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1. King Kong
2. A Fateful Meeting
3. Defeat Is Always Momentary
4. It's In The Subtext
5. Two Grand
6. The Venture Departs
7. Last Blank Space On The Map
8. It's Deserted
9. Somthing Monsterous... Neither Beast Nor Man
10. Head Towards The Animals
11. Beautiful
12. Tooth And Claw
13. That's All There Is...
14. Captured
15. Central Park
16. The Empire State Building
17. Beauty Killed The Beast I
18. Beauty Killed The Beast II
19. Beauty Killed The Beast III
20. Beauty Killed The Beast IV
21. Beauty Killed The Beast V

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