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Congo [DVD] [1995]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (36 out of 38)

    Special Features


    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Congo
    Good gorillas meet bad gorillas while human beings search for treasure in this jungle advnture saga. R.B. Travis (Joe Don Baker) is the ruthless head of Travi-Com, a telecommunications firm on the cusp of a major breakthrough in laser communications technology. However, Travis needs diamonds to finish the project, so he sends a group of men to Zaire, where he's told that a large supply of the gems can be easily found. When the men go missing, Travis sends his trusted assistant Karen Ross (Laura Linney), a one-time CIA associate, into the jungle to find both his staff and the jewels. Hoping to keep her mission a secret, Karen travels to Zaire in the company of Peter (Dylan Walsh), a researcher on primate development who is hoping to return Amy, a gorilla who has been taught sign language and can "speak" English with the help of a glove-controlled computer device. Also travelling with them is Herkermer (Tim Curry), a Romanian with a secret agenda: he's convinced that Amy can guide him to the Lost City of Zinj, where he believes that King Solomon's Mines are located. Upon arrival, the group is met by Monroe Kelly (Ernie Hudson), a self-described "great white hunter who happens to be black," and they discover that the jungle holds a menace that they weren't counting on: a tribe of bloodthirsty gray gorillas. Congo was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Dylan Walsh
      Dylan Walsh - Peter Elliot
    • Laura Linney
      Laura Linney - Dr. Karen Ross
    • Ernie Hudson
      Ernie Hudson - Monroe Kelly
    • Tim Curry
      Tim Curry - Herkermer Homolka
    • Grant Heslov
      Grant Heslov - Richard



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      congo ***

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      tooshort74
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      well all i can say is congo is a guilty pleasure movie that is not saying it is bad or good but it is worth watching bc it is a pretty good movie and it has some good action and thrills in it and it looks pretty good on blu-ray if you can find it 10 or under i would pick it up bc it is one of those movies you can watch on a saturday afternoon or every couple weeks so well worth owning on blu-ray if you can get it for 10 bucks or under

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Although not one of my favorite Crichton tales...

      Posted
      Mobius440
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      Although not one of my favorite Michael Crichton tales, it holds up ok. The acting is weak at times as the ape work is about sub-par. It is a cautionary tale keep in mind and of course it has Tim Curry in it as well for some redemption.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorites.

      Posted
      BrianHubler
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      I watched this every chance i got when i was younger. It was one of the first 100 DVD's I owned. Forgot about this release until a random browse at me local store. Still love this movie, always will. Great story . Great actors.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Welcome To The Jungle

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      Melissus2Go
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      Enjoyed this movie years ago. The "ape" in the movie is not as well done as in the recent Planet Of The Apes movies but the rest of the action makes up for it. Entertaining if nothing else.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An upgrade to the DVD

      Posted
      Rooknoir
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      I bought this as a gift for my mom, who loves this wonderful movie. She had two of the DVDs of this movie and I thought she'd like it in HD. She loves the movie even more now, and it was a great buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A Worthy Adaptation

      Posted
      JackBauer
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      Most books are better than the film adaptations and this is the case here though Congo is a pretty good adaptation of the Michael Crichton novel. Not a great movie but fun nonetheless.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Movie with feelings

      Posted
      David1701
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      When innocence was still in the air, a talking Gorilla, a Young Hero and a Hot Volcano, oh my! Great entertainment in one package.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Huge Guilty Pleasure!!

      Posted
      Shawn
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      While this film is far from incredible, it is extremely fun and highly rewatchable!! Stop eating my sesame cake!!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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