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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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John Marshall ...
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Jerry Marshall ...
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Steve Miller ...
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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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,000,000 (USA)
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The crew on this movie nicknamed its star Tippi Hedren as the Pearl White of the 1980s. White was the star of the silent adventure movie The Perils of Pauline (1914), a movie that Hedren alluded to whilst publicizing this picture: "Making Roar (1981) was just like The Perils of Pauline (1914), a cliff-hanger every day. Now the cliff-hangers are not the physical kind, but the demanding problems of promotion, distribution and marketing associated with getting a major motion picture into the theaters and into public consciousness." See more »

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Roar's music
29 January 2002 | by (tokyo, japan) – See all my reviews

While this movie is certainly incredible in terms of its live action sequences with the lions, I would actually like to draw some attention to the soundtrack, which is not only unique, but powerful, exciting and highly eclectic.

The two most notable figures involved in its production are Terence P. Minogue, who composed and conducted the symphonic contributions, and Robert Hawk, who wrote and sang the bulk of the songs.

The symphonic score is grand and melodic, while the songs in the movie contain some brilliant and sincere pop moments. Who are these two people and have they done any other soundtrack work before or since Roar? (I've searched the web in vain!) The impression one gets in watching the movie is that Robert Hawk, at least, was part of the extended Marshall circle of family and/or friends, as Noel professes his liking for Robert's music in one scene in the movie (to Mativo).


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