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The book Congo was made into the movie Congo.

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Book details for Congo

Congo was written by Michael Crichton. The book was published in 1980 by Avon. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Michael Crichton also wrote Sphere (1987), Eaters of the Dead (1988), Jurassic Park (1990), Rising Sun (1992), Disclosure (1993), Lost World (1995) and Timeline (1999).

 

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If you saw the 1995 film adaptation of this Crichton thriller, somebody owes you an apology. While you're waiting for that to happen, try reading the vastly more intelligent novel on which the movie was based. The broad lines of the plot remain the same: ... Read More
If you saw the 1995 film adaptation of this Crichton thriller, somebody owes you an apology. While you're waiting for that to happen, try reading the vastly more intelligent novel on which the movie was based. The broad lines of the plot remain the same: A research team deep in the jungle disappears after a mysterious and grisly gorilla attack. A subsequent team, including a sign-language-speaking simian named Amy, follows the original team's tracks only to be subjected to more mysterious and grisly gorilla attacks. If you can look past the breathless treatment of '80s technology, like voice-recognition software and 256K RAM modules (the book was written in 1980), you'll find the same smart use of science and edge-of-your-seat suspense shared by Crichton's other work. --Paul Hughes

Movie details for Congo

The movie was released in 1995 and directed by Frank Marshall, who also directed Alive (1993). Congo was produced by Paramount. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson, Tim Curry, Grant Heslov, Joe Don Baker, Lorene Noh, Mary Ellen Trainor, Misty Rosas, Stuart Pankin, Carolyn Seymour, Romy Rosemont, James Karen, Bill Pugin, Lawrence T. Wrentz, Robert Almodovar, Kathleen Connors (III), Joel Weiss, John Hawkes and Peter Jason.

 

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This is a terrible movie. Frank Marshall (Arachnophobia) demonstrates no control over story, actors, effects, or general presentation in this adaptation of a Michael Crichton novel about an expedition into deep, dark Africa that runs into an unknown race ... Read More
This is a terrible movie. Frank Marshall (Arachnophobia) demonstrates no control over story, actors, effects, or general presentation in this adaptation of a Michael Crichton novel about an expedition into deep, dark Africa that runs into an unknown race of killer apes. The big monkeys attack and attack and attack and have to be fought off with machine guns and lasers--that's pretty much the story, except there's probably an even better one behind "fourth Ghostbuster" Ernie Hudson's bizarre decision to speak with a British accent. While Marshall wants us to root for the human characters, they're all so obnoxious and unbelievable you can't help but feel lousy for the poor apes when they get chopped to bits just for defending their homes against these twerps. If you're not feeling enough environmentalist ire these days, watch this and get angry. --Tom Keogh