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Tarzan and the Lost City (1998)

Tarzan returns to his homeland of Africa to save his home from destruction.

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Ravens (as Steve Waddington)
Winston Ntshona ...
Mugambe
Rapulana Seiphemo ...
Kaya
Ian Roberts ...
Captain Dooley
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Wilkes
Gys de Villiers ...
Schiller (as Gys De Villers)
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Archer
Paul Buckby ...
Jerjynski
Zane Meas ...
Knowles
Barry Berk ...
Burke
Michael Gritten ...
Devlin
Dimitri Cassar ...
Klemmer
Tony Caprari ...
Ritter
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Storyline

On the eve of his wedding, John Clayton, Lord of Greystoke (better known as Tarzan), receives a message from the witch doctor Mugambe that his homeland is in danger. It turns out that a treasure hunter named Ravens is searching for the lost city of Opar, and is destroying the jungle and desecrating the villagers' burial grounds in the process. Only Tarzan can stop Ravens and set things right in the African jungle, but will Jane stand for her fiance being away for so long? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A new Tarzan for a new generation. See more »


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Rated PG for adventure violence | See all certifications »

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24 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Tarzan Jungle Warrior  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,110,564 (USA) (24 April 1998)

Gross:

$2,147,114 (USA) (29 May 1998)
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The baby elephant charged Casper Van Dien and Jane March and lifted Van Dien with his tusks. See more »

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Nigel Ravens: Welcome to the 20th century!
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Version of Tarzan of the Apes (1918) See more »

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The Fake Gorillas ...
4 May 2009 | by (Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

Since there was so much comment on the "fake gorillas," I think it is worth pointing out that these were not in fact intended to be gorillas but rather the fictional race of "great apes" that raised Tarzan in the Burroughs novels. They were supposed to be something closer to humans, with a language developed enough that it could be translated into English - in fact Tarzan was a word in the great ape language meaning "white skin." You can quibble about how successful the movie portrayal of these creatures was, but any Burroughs fan will recognize what they were trying to do. In any case, it was a brief sequence.

I thought this movie was surprisingly good and came closer to capturing the flavor of Burroughs' later Tarzan novels than anything else I have seen. Burroughs, after all, was primarily a fantasy writer and there is no point in holding his fiction to any "realistic" standard. The production standards were quite good and I liked the principal actors. In fact, Van Dien may be my second favorite Tarzan, after Gordon Scott.


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