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Roar (1981)

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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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Madelaine
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 ...
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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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Release Date:

12 November 1981 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

El gran rugido  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,000,000 (USA)
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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 »

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A UNIQUE MOVIE EXPERIENCE
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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