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:
Noel Marshall ...
John Marshall ...
Jerry Marshall ...
Kyalo Mativo ...
Steve Miller ...
Rick Glassey ...
Lenord Bokwa ...
Airport Personnel
Shamasi Sarumi ...
Airport Personnel
Will Hutchins ...
Committee Member
Eve Rattner ...
Committee Member
Peter Thiongo ...
Committee Member
Committee Member (as Zakes Moakae)


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)  »

Also Known As:

El gran rugido  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)


$2,000,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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With a budget of around US $17 million, this picture has been described as the most expensive home movie ever made. See more »


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31 March 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as a child and it has always stayed in my memory as an enjoyable experience. I just watched it recently as an adult and found it every bit as enjoyable as before. It's directed by Noel Marshall who spent a decade making this film. What really works the best is the fantastic music score. Unlike some films today, "Roar" doesn't drag on for hours and has no shallow character's or bad CGI. This is the way films should be made. Real lions and tigers involved in this amusing story of a family arriving at the wrong time to be greeted by the local wildlife. I don't understand the other reviewer and their negative comments. Watch this for yourself. It's not spineless garbage but a passionate and thoughtful film. Thank you for reading.

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