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Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)

R | | Adventure | 24 July 1981 (USA)
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While on an African expedition with her father, Jane Parker meets Tarzan, and the two become fascinated by each other.

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Ivory King
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Leonard Bailey ...
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Storyline

The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured by savages, Tarzan comes to the rescue. Written by Anonymous

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The most beautiful woman of our time in the most erotic adventure of all time. See more »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Second movie of four films where Bo Derek was directed by her husband John Derek. Their first, Fantasies (1981) would be released only a few months after this picture but was actually filmed in Greece in 1974. Bolero (1984) and Ghosts Can't Do It (1989) would follow later. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in 1910, but at one point, James Parker sings the English hymn "Jerusalem." While the words were written by William Blake as the preface to his epic poem "Milton" in 1804, the music was not written until 1916 by C. Hubert H. Parry. See more »

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Jane: Don't you know how to smile? Do you know you're more beautiful than any girl I know? Oh, you're a lot more.
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Tarzan and Jane play with an orangutan throughout the end credits. See more »

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You Tarzan, me...necked most of the time!!!
6 February 1999 | by (Honolulu, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

When I was a teen-ager seeing this film for the first time, I thought it was one of the best movies ever made. Of course, the reason for that is Bo Derek and her various states of undress in this film. However, now that I'm older, I can honestly say that this film is awful. Mind you, Bo Derek is absolutely incredibly beautiful, and she and husband-director John Derek make sure you see plenty of her. But when you take that aspect out of the film, it becomes one big dull ride. And Tarzan, well, he's all muscular like you think he should be, but when he sees Jane (that's Bo, of course) for the first time, he doesn't know what to think. This despite the fact that Bo is wearing a wet see-thru shirt, with her breast prominently displayed. Tarzan would be the only primitive man on the planet who would have that problem. If you are looking for a movie to slobber over a beautiful naked body, then this might fill the ticket. If you are looking for a thoughtful, entertaining and worth-while film, go elsewhere...almost anywhere else at that!!!


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