Presented by James M. Tate / 3/24/2017 / No comments / brian kerwin , eighties , franchise , king kong , linda hamilton , sequel
DIRECTOR JOHN GUILLERMIN RETURNS FOR KING KONG LIVES
|Foreign Poster to King Kong Lives YEAR: 1986|
Kong, it turns out, following his New York Twin Towers fall, is in a top secret coma, and soon-enough saved by a heart transplant by our lovely ingenue, THE TERMINATOR actress Linda Hamilton, less of a scream queen and providing both the brains and brawn... And on the flipside is a relatively unknown actor only fans of the series SHERIFF LOBO would recognize by name; although Brian Kerwin is probably best remembered as Sally Field's flakey ex-husband in MURPHY'S ROMANCE, or the guy who smooches TORCH SONG TRILOGY star Matthew Broderick (who'd headline the infamous 1990's GODZILLA, which made this film seem like THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK). Kerwin is somewhat similar to Jeff Bridges in the 1976 environmentally conscious, anti big oil company version, only more of a self-serving rogue; sarcastically described by Hamilton as "Indiana Jones" he's not respected as a animal activist, but is more of a capitalist and yet, like every leading man, he too has a heart of gold...
|Screen capture from King Kong Lives|
|Beach Landing on Skull Island in the 1976 King Kong|