Congo is a 1995 action film, based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton.
It was directed by Frank Marshall and stars Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Tim Curry, Ernie Hudson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Grant Heslov, Joe Don Baker and Bruce Campbell.
The film was released on June 9, 1995.
The film begins with TraviCom employee Charles Travis (Campbell), the ex-fiancé of Dr. Karen Ross (Linney), testing a laser gun in a remote part of the Congo.
Charles’ friend goes in to a cave to get his bag and is killed and mutilated offscreen.
Whatever killed him throws his eyeball at Charles and lets out a roar, sounding very much like a gorilla.
When Charles’s crew is discovered dead and something attacks the video camera, an enraged TraviCom CEO, R.B. Travis (Baker) reveals that the purpose of exploring the Congo is to find the local diamond mines and expand his satellite technologies.
A film well worth watching.