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Napoleon and Samantha (1972)

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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Adventure | Drama

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5 July 1972 (USA)  »

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Ellen Corby and Will Geer went on to play Grandma and Grandpa in the Waltons, rolls which lasted many years, until their deaths. See more »

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Douglas's best action flick ever
23 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Michael is extraordinary in this film as he guides two children to coping with their grandad's death and teaches them the meaning of life. Too bad Kirk didn't play the grandpa, that would have been awesome. Look for Michael Clarke Duncan in his first starring role as the lion!


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