A small safari in Africa is captured by a tribe of white jungle women.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lewis Wilson ...
Trent
Dana Broccoli ...
Queen Bonga Bonga (as Dana Wilson)
Frances Dubay ...
High Priestess
Morton C. Thompson ...
Kirby (as Mort Thompson)
Clarence Brooks ...
Sunga, Head Porter
Zona Siggins ...
Ulama Girl
Charlene Hawks ...
Awoona (as Charleen Hawks)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Brandon ...
Ulama Girl
Devvy Davenport ...
Ulama Girl
Mary Lou Miner ...
Ulama Girl
Joyce Nevins ...
Ulama Girl
Don Orlando ...
Count Michelangelo Sparafucile / Giulio
Barbara Reynolds ...
Ulama Girl
Leah Wakefield ...
Head Conspirator
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A group of explorers go to Africa and, after some padded stock footage, come upon a all-white-women of Amazons. The head-Amazon takes a liking to one of the white explorers, as does other tribal-members, and the ladies are soon fighting among themselves for possession. Somehow or another, related to tribal customs, Amazon number one has to wrestle the man for some reason that must have been in the stock-footage. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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23 September 1951 (USA)  »

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Bowanga Bowanga  »

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The character name "Sparafucile" comes from the professional assassin in Verdi's opera "Rigoletto," and the song Sparafucile sings is also from "Rigoletto" - "Caro nome" ("Dearest name"), sung by the heroine Gilda, whom Sparafucile kills at the end of the opera. See more »

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One of the animals shown in the stock clips is an elk, which is not native to Africa. See more »

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Headache inducing and hilarious psychotronic gold!
20 October 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

"Bowanga Bowanga" is full of so many elements that could easily cause one to mistake it for an Ed Wood picture. Its storyline is completely non-linear and nonsensical, and if you actually attempt to follow it, you're bound to get a headache. It seems to be compromised of so much stock footage that one beings to wonder what actually constitutes as the movie itself. The film's story is full of genre trappings (in this case, the Jungle picture) that were outdated a good decade or so before the movie came out. All of this eventually becomes a very surreal experience in the way that Ed Wood accomplished with his "Glen or Glenda". Most importantly, its hilarious, a true slice of golden psychotronic cheese.

The film doesn't offer anything in the way of adventure or excitement in its story about an expedition looking for a long lost tribe of Amazonian females (who still manage to look perfectly permed even without any touch of civilization). Its portrayal of native life is pretty politically incorrect, and frankly I wouldn't want it any other way with this picture. There are several particularly uproarious parts, such as the tiger attack, the scenes of the female warriors kicking the male safari members' asses, and the wild tribal dance sequence. This is one of the most enjoyable offerings from Something Weird Video. "Bowanga Bowanga" is the type of flick that'll have most sane people running away quickly, but for fans of bad movies, its the tops! (6/10)


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