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White Hunter Black Heart (1990)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  14 September 1990 (USA)
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A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Charlotte Cornwell ...
Miss Wilding, Wilson's Secretary
Norman Lumsden ...
Butler George
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Paul Landers
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Reissar - a British Partner (as Edward Tudor Pole)
Roddy Maude-Roxby ...
Thompson, British Partner
Richard Warwick ...
Basil Fields, British Partner
John Rapley ...
Gun Shop Salesman
Catherine Neilson ...
Irene Saunders
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Kay Gibson, Film Star
Richard Vanstone ...
Phil Duncan, Film Star
Jamie Koss ...
Mrs. Duncan
Anne Dunkley ...
Scarf Girl in Nightclub Show
David Danns ...
Bongo Man in Nightclub Show
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Storyline

The world famous movie director John Wilson has gone to Africa to make his next movie. He is an obstinate, contrary director who'd rather hunt elephants than takes care of his crew or movie. He has become obsessed with one particular elephant and cares for nothing else. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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An adventure in obsession...

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Adventure | Drama

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14 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cazador blanco, corazón negro  »

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$24,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,319,124 (USA)
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Second of almost two consecutive biopics for Clint Eastwood. This 1990 movie was about film director John Huston whereas Eastwood's 1988 film Bird (1988) was about jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. See more »

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The plane's flight to Africa is marked from it's starting point in Europe, south to it's destination in Uganda. The shot then switches to the plane flying over the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. See more »

Quotes

John Wilson: We fought the preliminary for the kikes; now we'll fight the main event for the niggers.
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Massa's In de Cold Cold Ground
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Written by Stephen Foster
Arranged by Lennie Niehaus
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Adventures in Africa
31 January 2015 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The egocentric, stubborn and grumpy Hollywood director John Wilson (Clint Eastwood) invites his friend Pete Verrill (Jeff Fahey) to write the screenplay of his next movie that will be a masterpiece in his opinion. He convinces the producer Paul Landers (George Dzundza) that the movie must be shot in Africa and they travel to the continent. Once in Africa, John becomes obsessed to hunt an specific elephant and neglects his cast and crew prioritizing the hunting with the native Kivu (Boy Mathias Chuma).

"White Hunter Black Heart" is an underrated fictional movie directed by Clint Eastwood. The character John Wilson is based on the director John Huston. Clint Eastwood has an amazing work performing a character with strong personality and stubbornness. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Coração de Caçador" ("Hunter Heart")


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