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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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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 ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

El gran rugido  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,000,000 (USA)
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The production filming schedule for this movie was originally project estimated to require six months. In total, it took seven years to film the movie, four of these were spent completing the principle photography. Shooting was delayed at various times for varying reasons such, the flooding of the ranch being the main one. The on-set disasters literally added years to the shooting schedule. 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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