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A family goes to Africa to meet their father who lives with wild lions.

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Cast

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

Ravening jungle beasts assemble in flocks to invade an otherwise quiet home where they terrorize the visiting family of their keeper. Written by alfiehitchie & tipsyheadrinse

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No animals were harmed in the making of this film. 70 cast and crew members were. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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12 November 1981 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

El gran rugido  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,000,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie's cinematographer 'Jan de bont' has said that this picture was the most intriguing, most demanding and most challenging of his career. He once said: "It was also pretty dangerous. Roar (1981) is the only picture I almost lost my head over . . . It was frustrating at times. But I was hooked. The Cats were fascinating. They never did the same thing twice. The technical problems were gigantic. When you shoot with five cameras simultaneously, each has to be ingeniously disguised so they don't appear in the shots. This was my first Hollywood film. And I'll never be the same again." See more »

Goofs

After Hank goes to the airport to get his family, on his return trip, he picks up Mativo and the tigers. Mativo's bike is placed in the trunk with the front wheel hanging out. Further down the road, the trunk is closed with no bike hanging out. Still further, the bike is again hanging out. See more »

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A UNIQUE MOVIE EXPERIENCE
31 March 2004 | by 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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