When I was a child, maybe 5 years old, I happened to catch a glimpse of a monster movie my parents were watching. I haven't seen more than maybe 15 minutes altogether, but I still remember one particular scene. I hope somebody can help me identify the movie. It is probably from the â€˜70s or early â€˜80s, and was probably a T.V. production.
The action took place in a large U.S./American city with a bay. The monster was a giant, orange (I think) monkey, and it actually lived in the water.
Yes, an underwater monkey.
It came out from time to time to eat people. I don't remember how big he was, but I'd say like twice human-size. This one scene I have in mind is with two guys going out into the bay on a small sailboat. Maybe they wanted to find the monster. One of them bends over the side of the boat to look into the water, and there's the monkey looking back at him from under the water surface.
I don't know what happens next, but I guess the monkey grabbed the guy.
Does that sound familiar to anyone?
Thanks for your help!