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Napoleon and Samantha (1972)

 -  Adventure | Drama  -  5 July 1972 (USA)
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Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.

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11-year old Napoleon lives with his grandfather. He has a good friend who is a clown at a circus. When the clown returns to Europe, Napoleon takes care of lion Major. But the grandfather dies and Napoleon runs off with the lion and his friend Samantha. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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As They Steal Away, They'll Steal Your Heart See more »

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Jodie Foster was attacked by one of the lions during the filming of this movie, and still has the scars from the attack. See more »

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Dullsville Disney adventure
25 August 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Determined boy runs away from his rural community rather than risk being placed in an orphanage, taking along his pet lion and little girlfriend for a journey through rugged terrain. Family film from Disney with nature-adventure asides never really gets going--mostly due to that sleepy lion, ambling through the picture as if drugged. The kids (talented Johnny Whitaker from "Family Affair" and wise-talking Jodie Foster in her first film role) are both good, even though they occasionally struggle with their delivery. Michael Douglas has fine, if colorless, supporting role as a well-meaning hippie-type who comes to their rescue. Younger children might enjoy it. ** from ****


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