Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington, who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions. Written by
I always found this to be an outstanding based-on a true story
adventure film which holds your interest throughout. It features some
great suspense and the story is fascinating. It's always been ranked
among my top 50 movies. A good surround system doesn't hurt here,
Stan Winston, one of the best special-effects men in the business, lent
his talents to this film while Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas are more
than adequate in the starring roles and the African with the freckles
(sorry, I don't have his name) is really a likeble fellow.
Except for the first one, the lion attack scenes are not gruesome and
the filmmakers did a nice job a having just the right amount of action
and lulls. Neither is overdone. This film has never been given much due
but I've never shown it to anyone who didn't thoroughly enjoy it.
This movie scared me so much I stopped hunting lions. It's just not fun
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