Congo (1995)

Where you are the endangered species

Blu-ray, 1h 49min
Rating: 5.2
Votes: 40478
Languages: English, American Sign Language
Country: USA
Director: Frank Marshall

Plot outline

When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong.

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When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong. - Anonymous

A megalomaniacal C.E.O. sends his son into the dangerous African Congo on a quest for a source of diamonds large enough and pure enough to function as powerful laser communications transmitters (or is it laser weapons?). When contact is lost with his son and the team, his sometime daughter-in-law is sent after them. She is a former C.I.A. operative and, accompanied by gee-whiz gadgetry and a few eccentric characters (including a mercenary, a researcher with a talking gorilla, and a nutty Indiana-Jones-type looking for King Solomon's Mines), sets out to rescue her former fiancé. What they all discover is that often what we most want turns out to be the source of our downfall. - Tad Dibbern

In the Congo, Charles Travis (Bruce Campbell) is testing a communication system by laser with his former fiancée Dr. Karen Ross (Laura Linney) for the TraviCom network. Charles is the son of the millionaire R.B. Travis (Joe Don Baker), who owns the TraviCom and is Karen's employer. Charles and his friend Jeffrey Weems (Taylor Nichols) find the ruins of a lost city, but are somehow killed. Meanwhile, their camp is completely destroyed and then the camera is shut down by a creature. Travis discloses to Karen that his son was actually trying to find a rare blue diamond in the Congo and sends her to look for him. Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Elliot (Dylan Walsh) and his assistant Richard (Grant Heslov) are testing communication with the gorilla Amy (Misty Rosas), and they decide to take her back to the Congo, since the animal seems to miss her birthplace. However, they have funding issues, but Romanian philanthropist Herkermer Homolka (Tim Curry) offers to financially assist them. In the airport, Karen provides more money and joins the expedition. In the politically unstable Africa, they meet experienced guide Captain Munroe Kelly (Ernie Hudson), who bribes Captain Wanta (Delroy Lindo), to let them go. Further, he discloses that Homolka's real intention is to find the Lost City of Zinj. Then they embark in a plane in the beginning of a dangerous adventure in the Congo. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil