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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Peter Viertel (novel)
Peter Viertel (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
14 September 1990 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
An adventure in obsession...
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of Clint Eastwood's most unjustly-neglected movies See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... John Wilson

Jeff Fahey ... Pete Verrill
Charlotte Cornwell ... Miss Wilding, Wilson's Secretary
Norman Lumsden ... Butler George

George Dzundza ... Paul Landers

Edward Tudor-Pole ... 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

Marisa Berenson ... 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
Myles Freeman ... Ape Man in Nightclub Show
Geoffrey Hutchings ... Squadron Leader Alec Laing

Christopher Fairbank ... Tom Harrison, Art Director

Alun Armstrong ... Ralph Lockhart

Clive Mantle ... Harry
Mel Martin ... Mrs. MacGregor
Martin Jacobs ... Dickie Marlowe, White Hunter
Norman Malunga ... Desk Clerk

Timothy Spall ... Hodkins, Bush Pilot

Alex Norton ... Zibelinsky
Eleanor David ... Dorshka Zibelinsky
Boy Mathias Chuma ... Kivu
Andrew Whaley ... Photographer (as Andrew Whalley)
Conrad Asquith ... Ogilvy, White Hunter

Directed by
Clint Eastwood 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Peter Viertel (novel)

Peter Viertel (screenplay) &
James Bridges (screenplay) and
Burt Kennedy (screenplay)

Produced by
Clint Eastwood .... producer
Stanley Rubin .... co-producer
David Valdes .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lennie Niehaus 
 
Cinematography by
Jack N. Green 
 
Film Editing by
Joel Cox 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
 
Production Design by
John Graysmark 
 
Art Direction by
Tony Reading 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter Howitt 
 
Costume Design by
John Mollo 
 
Makeup Department
Lynda Armstrong .... makeup artist
Paul Engelen .... chief makeup artist
Colin Jamison .... chief hair stylist
Jan Jamison .... hair stylist (as Janet Jamison)
 
Production Management
Roy Button .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Brock .... second assistant director
Patrick Clayton .... first assistant director
Tim Lewis .... second assistant director
Isaac Mabhikwa .... third assistant director
Simon Trevor .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Robert Betts .... chief painter (as Bob Betts)
Steady Chidyausiku .... props
Dave Coldham .... chief plasterer (as David Coldman)
Judy Farr .... production buyer
Mark Fruin .... props
Tony Graysmark .... construction manager
Martin Hitchcock .... assistant art director
Derek Ixer .... property storeman
Patricia Johnson .... assistant art director
Richard Law .... stagehand
Peter Nyarambe .... props
John Palmer .... props
Keith Pitt .... props
Barbara Spiller .... production buyer
Tony Teiger .... property master
Ty Teiger .... props
Keith Vowles .... props
Peter Williams .... chief carpenter
John Wilson .... draper
John Wilson .... upholsterer
Martin Asbury .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Dean Coldham .... chargehand plasterer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bub Asman .... sound editor
Don Brown .... sound maintenance
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... sound editor
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Handford .... production sound mixer
Robert G. Henderson .... supervising sound editor
David M. Horton .... sound editor
Joseph A. Ippolito .... sound editor
Michael Jiron .... re-recording mixer
Peter Jones .... sound engineer
Karen Minahan .... assistant sound editor
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Jayme S. Parker .... sound editor
Michelle Pleis .... assistant sound editor
Vern Poore .... sound re-recording mixer
Hank Salerno .... adr editor
James Simcik .... adr editor
Martin Trevis .... boom operator
Brooke Henderson Ward .... assistant sound editor (as Brooke Henderson)
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Draycott .... special effects technician
John Evans .... special effects supervisor
Gift Nyamandi .... special effects technician
Steve Sango .... special effects technician
Barry Whitrod .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Field .... visual effects assistant
Roy Field .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
David Mabukane .... stunt double: Boy Mathias Chuma
George Orrison .... stunts
Bill Weston .... stunt riding double
George Orrison .... stunt double: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Allwork .... camera loader: aerial unit
Matthew Allwork .... focus puller: aerial unit
Peter Allwork .... aerial unit camera
David Chiganze .... grip: wildlife unit
Vince Clarke .... best boy
Murray Close .... still photographer
John Fletcher .... camera loader: wildlife unit
John Fletcher .... focus puller: wildlife unit
Kevin Fraser .... grip
Nobby Godden .... camera maintenance
Jack N. Green .... camera operator
Graham Hall .... clapper loader
Jamie Harcourt .... camera operator: wildlife unit
Martin Kenzie .... focus puller
Ron Lenoir .... chief rigger
Clive Mackey .... clapper loader
Colin Manning .... key grip
Alan Martin .... gaffer
Tony Rivetti .... focus puller
Peter Robinson .... camera operator
Simon Trevor .... camera operator: second unit
Gary Cross .... electrician (uncredited)
Peter Field .... assistant camera: visual effects (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Phyllis Huffman .... casting: USA
Caitlin Rhodes .... casting: UK
Andrew Whaley .... local casting: Zimbabwe
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe supervisor
Electra Garaba .... wardrobe assistant
Beulah Guzara .... wardrobe assistant
Janet Tebrooke .... wardrobe supervisor: women
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Michael Cipriano .... assistant film editor: USA
Mark Gill .... assistant editor: UK
Tom Shaffer .... color timer
Russ Woolnough .... assistant film editor: UK (as Russell Woolnough)
 
Music Department
Donald Harris .... music editor
Bill Perkins .... musician: flute
Emil Richards .... musician: percussion
Efrain Toro .... musician: percussion
 
Transportation Department
Arthur Dunne .... transportation manager
Brian Estabrook .... unit driver
Coaster Nziramasanga .... assistant transportation manager
 
Other crew
Marco Barla .... unit publicist: USA
Richard Bell .... consultant: white water unit
Fiona Birrell .... location physician: Zimbabwe (as Dr. Fiona Birrell)
Titus Chikoto .... camp manager (as Titus Chitokodo)
Nikki Clapp .... script supervisor
Ian Cochrane .... helicopter pilot: white water unit
Ian Cochrane .... pilot: aerial unit
Tom Danaher .... pilot: aerial unit
Nick Daubeny .... location manager: UK
Robin Demetriou .... catering manager
Julie Glanfield .... contact: London
Nigel Haddon .... rubber duck lieutenant: white water unit
Pat Harrison .... location manager: Zimbabwe
Marianne Jacobs .... location coordinator: Zimbabwe
Ben Jenkins .... production runner: UK
Peter Jones .... engineer: white water unit
Sara Keene .... unit publicist: UK (as Sarah Keene)
Chris Lemmer .... rubber duck captain: white water unit
Rob Martens .... monkey wrangler
Michael Maurer .... production accountant: USA
Randall Jay Moore .... animal handler: elephant
Michael Pelly .... location physician: Zimbabwe (as Dr. Michael Pelly)
Arlene Phillips .... choreographer
Carol Regan .... production coordinator
Tom Rooker .... assistant: Mr. Eastwood
Murray Russell .... location manager: Zimbabwe
Roy Street .... horse master
Arthur Tarry .... production accountant: UK
Li Chin Tye .... nurse
Annie Van Wyk .... nurse
Ian Abercrombie .... voice-over (uncredited)
Aron Clayton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gary Nixon .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Jim Stockley .... animal trainer: elephant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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112 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The central character in this film, John Wilson, based on director John Huston), is played by Clint Eastwood. In the crew credits for this movie, is a real-life person called John Wilson, who worked on the movie as a draper and upholsterer.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When John Wilson is talking to Pete Verrill over breakfast he refers to him as 'Jeff', Jeff Fahey being the real name of the actor.See more »
Quotes:
Ralph Lockhart:No Hollywood safaris for me.
John Wilson:That word has crept into the conversation quite a few times, hasn't it?
Ralph Lockhart:Which word is that, sir?
John Wilson:Hollywood. I realize it's the name of a place, but the way you say it has an added meaning. Like an insult.
Ralph Lockhart:Well, l didn't mean it like that.
John Wilson:Don't contradict me, Ralph. I've heard it all before. In the Army, in New York in the theater. Hell, l've heard it everywhere. People say Hollywood when they want to insult you. Well, really Hollywood is just a place where they make a profit. It's a factory town like Detroit or Birmingham or Schaffhausen...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Massa's In de Cold Cold GroundSee more »

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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
One of Clint Eastwood's most unjustly-neglected movies, 16 August 2005
Author: gottogorunning from United States

One of Clint Eastwood's most unjustly-neglected movies... he directed and stars as a cranky, strong-willed movie director (he's actually playing the real-life John Huston, though his character is called "Wilson" in the movie... and the book it was based on). In Africa to direct an action-comedy ("The African Queen" in real life) Wilson throws the project into turmoil when he suddenly becomes obsessed with hunting and killing an elephant. "It's not a crime... it's bigger than that... it's a SIN," he says by way of justification. It takes a while to get used to Clint trying to play John Huston... trying to talk in a different style of voice than we're used to hearing... but the dialog and story are so compelling that you forget that Clint really is the wrong guy for this role. And yet, by the time the movie reaches it's devastating final line... Clint has made the character his own. As far as Clint's directing work goes... I would rank this film right after "Unforgiven"!

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