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Hatari! (1962)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 19 June 1962 (USA)
A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways.

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Kurt Muller (as Hardy Kruger)
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Charles 'Chips' Maurey (as Gerard Blain)
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Little Wolf aka The Indian
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Brandy de la Court (as Michele Girardon)
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Dr. Sanderson
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Nurse (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Sean Mercer (played by John Wayne) runs a business in East Africa. He and his team capture wild animals for zoos. It is dangerous work - on of his men almost dies after being gored by a rhino. He accepts a request from a photographer to join his business and capture their experiences but is very surprised, and bit inconvenienced, when the photographer turns out to be a woman. However, over time he grows fond of her. Meanwhile, plans to capture certain animals lead to all sorts of plans and adventures. Written by grantss

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Hatari means Fun Hatari means Adventure! Hatari means Thrills! See more »


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19 June 1962 (USA)  »

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$14,000,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One evening Red Buttons and John Wayne were playing cards outside and a leopard came out of the bush towards them. When Buttons mentioned the approaching leopard, Wayne said, "See what he wants." See more »

Goofs

When Dalles warns the undressing Sean about being not alone in his room she is turning towards him. After the cut she is lying flat on her back and rises again to talk to Sean. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sean Mercer: [over two-way radio] Kurt, can you hear me?
Kurt Muller: Go ahead, Sean.
Sean Mercer: At about eleven o'clock... right in the middle of that herd of wildebeest - see him?
Kurt Muller: Oh, that's a good one.
Sean Mercer: Let's go; start out easy.
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Referenced in The New Normal: Pilot (2012) See more »

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Old Folks at Home
aka "Swanee River" (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
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Fun movie for the entire family

This is what family films are all about. A piece of my childhood as I watch this film for who knows how many times. A lot of fun and some great action photography. This is a movie worth watching.

The cast is pretty cool a well. It's hard to believe that this film was made more than 50 years ago. It still holds up as one of the better fun/action movies. Most of the cast has long since passed away but to see them in their younger years is still a treat. The movie really doesn't have a serious plot but that doesn't take away from the fun. It's a two hour plus movie but you are never bored. The animals at times actually steals the show. Give it a look-see. You won't be sorry.


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