Congo (1995, adventure and horror)

When a motley crew of scientists, adventurers, treasure hunters, plus a primatologist and his ape, Amy, trek through the Congo in search of the Lost City of Xinj, they discover the legendary King Solomon's Mines. Unfortunately, they have to get through a wall of muscle in the form of an aggressive, specially-bred strain of gorilla guards to get to the diamonds. It's up to the uber-educated Amy (never portrayed by a real primate) to try and use brains over brawn as the greedy group gets torn limb from limb. Look for an especially hammy turn by Tim Curry as a Russian-accented (or is it Romanian?) snake in the grass named Herkermer Homolka (say that three times fast). Based upon a novel by Michael Crichton.


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