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The Lion of Africa (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  1988 (West Germany)
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An idealistic young female doctor hires a hard drinking cynical truck driver to take her to town to buy medical supplies for a tribe stricken with cholera. She offers him payment in diamonds sought out by sinister parties.

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Sam Marsh
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Grace Danet
Joseph Shiloach ...
Valentim
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Henry Piggot
Carl Andrews ...
Jemmy Banta
Katherine Schofield ...
Cecilia
Joe Chege ...
Wallace
Tony Msalame ...
African Doctor
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Peter Kimani ...
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Njoroge Ngoima ...
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Douglas Chege ...
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Jonathan Atherton ...
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Gary Fernance ...
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Shane Mwigerere ...
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An idealistic young female doctor hires a hard drinking cynical truck driver to take her to town to buy medical supplies for a tribe stricken with cholera. She offers him payment in diamonds sought out by sinister parties.

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A Romance, not just Action/Adventure
2 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After reading a comment from another user, I felt that more needed to be said about The Lion of Africa. This HBO movie is a good action/adventure romance, not just an action movie. Furthermore, the movie actually has a strong lead for a mature woman -- played by Brooke Adams. She is both amusing and tough, bantering well with Brian Dennehy in an unusual role for him (you don't usually see Dennehy as the object of romance).

The theaters are full of action-packed movies with more special effects and male heroes than you could ever want (with a few anorexic, 27 year old females baring skinny flesh and hanging on their arms). If you want a character-driven plot mixing adventure and romance, try this movie. Yes, there could have been more animals and Africans in the film but at least we have some fairly realistic and charming heroes with personality.


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