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Tarzan the Ape Man (1981)

While on an African expedition with her father, Jane Parker meets Tarzan, and the two become fascinated by each other.

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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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Adventure | Drama

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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

During a scene involving Jane attempting to get away from Tarzan, Miles O'Keeffe found himself face to face with a full grown lion, who took on the part of the gallant gentleman saving the damsel in distress. The lion, escaping his holding pen, dived into the fray, apparently more intent on protecting Bo Derek than attacking Miles O'Keeffe (it was noted that the 200 pound man wasn't injured by the 500 pound cat). The handler was on the scene almost immediately, stopping the incident. Although neither human star were injured, rumor had it that Miles O'Keeffe thereafter made a habit of checking the security of the holding pen whenever other scenes of "violence" toward Bo Derek were done, citing a deep respect for Bo Derek's formidable self-appointed bodyguard. See more »

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When Jane fights the snake in the river, it changes from a reticulated python to a Burmese python and back several times. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

Tarzan and Jane play with an orangutan throughout the end credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: A Christmas Story (2010) See more »

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Absolutely the worst Tarzan film ever made
19 May 1999 | by (Markham, Ontario) – See all my reviews

For that matter one of the worst FILMS ever made. Plot goes as follows. Slog through jungle looking areas for 10 minutes or so. Have Bo go somewhere and strip. Slog through the jungle some more. Give Bo another excuse to strip. Back to the jungle. Oh look! There's a Tarzan looking guy! Strip, Bo - strip. Kill the safari people. Tarzan looking guy has a fight scene. Saves Bo. Bo strips. Run credits. Run credits, run.


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