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Roar (1981)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Thriller  |  12 November 1981 (Australia)
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Ravening jungle beasts assemble in flocks to invade an otherwise quiet home where they chase humans up and down stairways and from one room to another.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Noel Marshall ...
Hank
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Melanie
John Marshall ...
John
Jerry Marshall ...
Jerry
Kyalo Mativo ...
Mativo
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Frank
Steve Miller ...
Prentiss
Rick Glassey ...
Rick
Lenord Bokwa ...
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Shamasi Sarumi ...
Airport Personnel
Will Hutchins ...
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Eve Rattner ...
Committee Member
Peter Thiongo ...
Committee Member
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Committee Member (as Zakes Moakae)
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Ravening jungle beasts assemble in flocks to invade an otherwise quiet home where they chase humans up and down stairways and from one room to another. Written by alfiehitchie & tipsyheadrinse

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There's never been a film like ROAR - and there never will be again!


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12 November 1981 (Australia)  »

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El gran rugido  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,000,000 (USA)
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During production, director/star Noel Marshall was attacked and severely injured by one of the lions in the film. He was hospitalized and it took him several years to completely recover from his injuries. See more »

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16 October 2003 | by (Arcadia) – See all my reviews

Although it is no Disney classic, Roar is a tale of adventure well worth watching. I am a huge fan of films that take me to the far reaches of the world, and, in that regard, this is a movie that delivers. The lions are incredible and the filmmakers exhibit a thorough understanding of who the real stars of the show are. The lions take center stage and shine. The performances by the cast are competent, but I am an animal lover and for me, that is the true draw of the film.


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