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The Ivory Ape (1980)

An ivory ape escapes from a freighter and makes its way to Bermuda. Two anthropologists want to save it, but the local authorities hire a big-game hunter to track it down and kill it.

Director:

Tsugunobu Kotani (as Tom Kotani)

Writers:

Arthur Rankin Jr. (story), William Overgard (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Marc Kazarian
Steven Keats Steven Keats ... Baxter Mapes
Cindy Pickett ... Lil Tyler
Céline Lomez ... Valerie 'Val' Lamont (as Celine Lomez)
Earle Hyman ... Inspector St. George
Derek Partridge ... Aubrey Range
Lou David ... Roomie Pope
Tricia Sembera ... Vita Havermyer
Billy Horrigan Billy Horrigan ... The captain (as William Horrigan)
David Man David Man ... Dr. Cole
Leonard Daniels Leonard Daniels ... Smith
George Rushe George Rushe ... Wilkinson
John Lough John Lough ... Trot toomer
Jane Bainridge Jane Bainridge ... Mother in car
Charles Jeffers Charles Jeffers ... Congo father
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An ivory ape escapes from a freighter and makes its way to Bermuda. Two anthropologists want to save it, but the local authorities hire a big-game hunter to track it down and kill it.

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animal Attraction See more »

Filming Locations:

Bermuda

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Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A.B.C.'s Movie of the Week: The Ivory Ape.
16 August 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

The Ivory Ape (1980) was just another cheesy Sunday Night movie that they used to show on A.B.C. I haven't seen this movie in ages. I remembered watching this movie with my brother and uncle. My brother and I didn't like the ape, But we like Jack Palance. He was a cool and shady hunter who wanted this rare albino ape (a dude in a bad Halloween costume). Some do gooders wanted to save the rare ape. The film was nothing more than a chance for Jack Palance to mug and grimace his way around a bad cast. Typical for these made-for-t.v.-movies. I was back handed by my dear uncle when I made some funny comments about the ugly simian.

Not worth seeking out unless you're a die hard Jack Palance during his "hard living" days (he did a lot of it, you can tell by his looks and mannerisms).


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