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Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)

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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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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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24 July 1981 (USA)  »

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Tarzan, the Ape Man - Me Jane  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This 'Tarzan' movie is a departure from preceding 'Tarzan' pictures in that the film's major subject focuses on Jane rather than Tarzan as the central character. See more »

Goofs

There are no wild reticulated or Burmese pythons in Africa. See more »

Quotes

[It's night. We hear Tarzan yelling]
Parker: Oh, shut up, you boring son of a bitch!
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Crazy Credits

On the MGM logo the MGM lion's roar is replaced with Tarzan's yell. See more »

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References The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978) See more »

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Bo, breasts, and bloomin' idiots, and a buncha monkeys.
1 May 1999 | by (New Orleans, LA) – See all my reviews

Of course this is a horrid movie, for pete's sake, it was made by John Derek, one of the worst actors ever. (He played Joshua in the Ten Commandments, and his performance there is truly laughable). Bo of course runs around topless or near topless for most of the movie, and has one expression: vacant. No one has yet mentioned Richard Harris' utterly deranged performance as Jane's dad. Harris acts as if he has drunk a case of Jack Daniels and snorted a pound of cocaine. He runs through the entire movie screaming, shouting, and gesticulating insanely, and when he's finally killed by the ALL-WHITE-PEOPLE CANNIBAL TRIBE (I kid you not) you cheer in relief. Another point of hilarity is Miles O'Keefe's pointless battle with an OBVIOUSLY COMPLETELY FAKE rubber boa constrictor. All in all a truly dreadful movie, but still not as awful as Manos: The Hands Of Fate. See it at your own risk, or only if you have an unhealthy fixation on Bo Derek's breasts.


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