Trivia: King Kong Lives

  • Not Screened for Critics: A variation. The distributor wouldn't allow reviewers to show footage on the stations that they worked for. Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert talked about this in their "Worst of 1986" special and even though they complied (despite refusing to sign forms that agreed to this request), still mercilessly trashed the film (Ebert recalled that watching kids at a screening swinging a door in the auditorium around was more entertaining than the film itself).
  • Sequel Gap: Ten years since the previous film.
  • What Could Have Been: Peter Weller was offered a part in the film, but he went to do RoboCop instead.