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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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Adventure | Drama

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24 July 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tarzan, the Ape Man  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$36,565,280
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Trivia

Tarzan does not appear until about halfway through the movie. See more »

Goofs

The film features Asian elephants, not African elephants. See more »

Quotes

Parker: Jane. Jane! Answer me, Jane!
Jane: Yeah! They're washing me just like a whore! Oh, no!
Parker: Jane, leave here! Let's just, leave here! Go to the - go to the clouds, Jane! Yes, go to the clouds!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Remake of Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959) See more »

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Very Camp
16 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

This is the best film the Derek couple has ever made and if you think this is a recommendation then you haven't seen any of the others. There are the usual ingredients: it is just as poorly acted as their other efforts, we can watch Bo disrobing or auditioning for wet T-shirt contests quite frequently, the story is just laughably idiotic, and the film takes itself much too seriously. And then: Orang Utans in Africa?

But it has a few things going for it. Bo looks great, the production values (sets, costumes, etc.) are quite good, and this greatly enhances its camp value. In a strange way it is actually quite funny, simply because it tries to be serious and fails so badly.


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