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* EscapedAnimalRampage: In both versions, Joe escapes the facility he's kept in (night club in the 1949 version, zoo habitat in the 1998 version) and rampages through the city.


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%%* BringItBackAlive* BringItBackAlive: In both versions, Joe is taken from Africa to the United States.


* FollowTheLeader: Averted by Creator/PeterJackson, who was about to start raising funds for [[Film/KingKong2005 the remake of]] ''Film/{{King Kong|1933}}'' but held off for several years thanks to the 1998 remake's release.


* FollowTheLeader: Averted by Creator/PeterJackson, who was about to start raising funds for [[Film/KingKong2005 the remake of]] ''Film/{{King Kong|1933}}'' but held off for several years thanks to this film's release.

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* FollowTheLeader: Averted by Creator/PeterJackson, who was about to start raising funds for [[Film/KingKong2005 the remake of]] ''Film/{{King Kong|1933}}'' but held off for several years thanks to this film's the 1998 remake's release.


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* KingKongCopy: Joe himself is a giant gorilla very similar to Kong (albeit both somewhat smaller and friendlier), who is also taken to the city and exhibited to the public, then escapes and goes on a rampage.


** Garth furiously turns against Strasser when his boss attempts to shoot Jill, but Strasser knocks him out with his gun. Garth is not seen again for the rest of the film, leaving his fate unknown.
** The men who got Joe drunk, thereby causing his rampage, escape the angered gorilla and are never shown again.

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** For the 49 film, The men who got Joe drunk, thereby causing his rampage, escape the angered gorilla and are never shown again.
**Regarding the 1998 remake:
Garth furiously turns against Strasser when his boss attempts to shoot Jill, but Strasser knocks him out with his gun. Garth is not seen again for the rest of the film, leaving his fate unknown.
** The men who got Joe drunk, thereby causing his rampage, escape the angered gorilla and are never shown again.
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* ABoyAndHisX: A girl and her (giant) gorilla.

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* %%* ABoyAndHisX: A girl and her (giant) gorilla.gorilla. %% Add more context to describe their relationship and what effect it has on them. %%



* BringItBackAlive
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Max O'Hara all the way!

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* %%* BringItBackAlive
* %%* BunnyEarsLawyer: Max O'Hara all the way!

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* TheSociopath: Strasser is not only a ruthless and greedy poacher but also a cold blooded murderer who is not against in killing humans as well.

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* BenevolentBoss: In the original there's a scene where O'Hara steps in to defend one of his cigarette girls against a trio of loutish drunks, assuring them that all of her cigarettes that they just ruined will be coming out of ''their'' tab and not her paycheck.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Not related in plot to ''Film/KingKong1933'', but obviously inspired by it, featuring a similar premise - large ape from an exotic jungle is brought to civilization as a tourist attraction - and the same creative team: Director Ernest B. Schoedsack, producer Merian C. Cooper, screenwriter Ruth Rose, special effects artist Willis O'Brien, and star Robert Armstrong.


* Garth furiously turns against Strasser when his boss attempts to shoot Jill, but Strasser knocks him out with his gun. Garth is not seen again for the rest of the film, leaving his fate unknown.
* The men who got Joe drunk, thereby causing his rampage, escape the angered gorilla and are never shown again.

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* ** Garth furiously turns against Strasser when his boss attempts to shoot Jill, but Strasser knocks him out with his gun. Garth is not seen again for the rest of the film, leaving his fate unknown.
* ** The men who got Joe drunk, thereby causing his rampage, escape the angered gorilla and are never shown again.


* KarmaHoudini: The men who got Joe drunk, thereby causing his rampage, escape the angered gorilla unharmed and are never shown answering for their actions.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Garth furiously turns against Strasser when his boss attempts to shoot Jill, but Strasser knocks him out with his gun. Garth is not seen again for the rest of the film, leaving his fate unknown.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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Garth furiously turns against Strasser when his boss attempts to shoot Jill, but Strasser knocks him out with his gun. Garth is not seen again for the rest of the film, leaving his fate unknown.unknown.
* The men who got Joe drunk, thereby causing his rampage, escape the angered gorilla and are never shown again.


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Garth furiously quits his job as Strasser's right hand man, when his boss attempts to shoot Jill, but before he can drive away, he gets knocked out by Strasser with his gun, leaving Garth's true fate unknown.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Garth furiously quits his job as Strasser's right hand man, turns against Strasser when his boss attempts to shoot Jill, but before he can drive away, he gets knocked out by Strasser knocks him out with his gun, gun. Garth is not seen again for the rest of the film, leaving Garth's true his fate unknown.


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Garth furiously quits his job as Strasser's right hand man, when his boss attempts to shoot Jill, but before he can drive away, he gets knocked out by Strasser with his gun, leaving Garth's true fate unknown.
* UngratefulBastard: In the original film, Joe saves one of the men who harassed him from a lion. When he runs into Gregg, Jill, and Max later on he claims that Joe tried to kill him.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Garth furiously quits his job as Strasser's right hand man, when his boss attempts to shoot Jill, but before he can drive away, he gets knocked out by Strasser with his gun, leaving Garth's true fate unknown.
* UngratefulBastard: In the original film, Joe saves one of the men who harassed him from a lion. When he runs into Gregg, Jill, and Max later on he claims that Joe tried to kill him.him.
*WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Garth furiously quits his job as Strasser's right hand man, when his boss attempts to shoot Jill, but before he can drive away, he gets knocked out by Strasser with his gun, leaving Garth's true fate unknown.

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*WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Garth furiously quits his job as Strasser's right hand man, when his boss attempts to shoot Jill, but before he can drive away, he gets knocked out by Strasser with his gun, leaving Garth's true fate unknown.


* AnimalNemesis: Joe is this to Strasser after having bite his fingers off.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: You hardly feel sorry for Strasser when Joe electrocutes him to death.]]

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* AnimalNemesis: Joe is this to Strasser after having bite bitten two of his fingers off.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: You hardly feel sorry for Strasser when Joe electrocutes tosses him to some wires over a transformer, on which he falls and is electrocuted to death.]]

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