Release dateApril 18, 1980 WriterArthur Rankin Jr. (story), William Overgard (story), William Overgard (screenplay) Music directorBernard Hoffer, Maury Laws CastJack Palance, Steven Keats, Cindy Pickett, Céline Lomez, Earle Hyman, Derek Partridge Similar moviesPlanet of the Apes, King Kung Fu, Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Ape, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Ivory Ape is a television action film produced by Rankin/Bass and first broadcast on ABC on April 18, 1980. It was entirely filmed in Bermuda.
Set in Bermuda, this movie focuses on a hunt for a rare Albino gorilla, recently captured in Africa by ruthless big-game hunter Marc Kazarian (Jack Palance). Dedicated government agent Baxter Mapes (Steven Keats) and his ex-girlfriend, Lil Tyler (Cindy Pickett), conduct a humanitarian search for the ape, which has slipped through the fingers of the greedy Kazarian. But hero and heroine are fighting against time as the villain has convinced the locals that the ape is a killer, and must be brought in dead or alive.