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In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro (1986)

Based on actual events, film tells the story of an incident in Kenya in 1984, when, because of a severe drought, 90,000 starving baboons went on a murderous rampage, killing humans and animals alike.

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There's a big drought in Africa. Food and water are scarce. 90,000 wild baboons suddenly start attacking humans and eating them in order to survive. Some people find themselves being hunted by the starving monkeys and must do whatever they can to stay alive. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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9 May 1986 (USA)  »

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En la sombra del Kilimanjaro  »

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In the Shadow of the Kilimanjaro
Words and Music by Chieli Minucci & Allan Smallwood
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No action, no violence, no nothing
24 June 2001 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

This movie had a lot of potential. A fairly popular cast, good acting, and a whole lot of baboons. But this movie failed to deliver what most action/horror film fans want: action and horror. The baboons are never shown killing anyone, just the scared look of the person, the baboon, and then it cuts to a different scene. In fact, the only reason that this movie is rated R is because of the bloody bodies people find. That's it, not even bad language. There is way too much pointless dialogue, which takes up probably 3/4 of the movie. The actual killer baboons are shown at a total time of 1/10 of the movie. So if you're looking for an awesome adventure in Africa where the heroes are blasting away killer animals, DON'T WATCH THIS MOVIE. It is extremely boring and a waste of time. Overall rating: 2/10.


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