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To Walk with Lions (1999)

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George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, Adamson battles to keep the animals on his game reserve "Kora" from dangerous poachers.

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Lucy Jackson
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Terence Adamson
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Maxwell
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Victoria Anrecelli
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John Bell
David Mulwa ...
Hamsi (as David Kakuta Mulwa)
Grace Levi ...
Jenna
Fred Opondo ...
David M'Boya (as Frederic Opondo)
Tonny Ernest Njuguna ...
Vussif (as Tonny Njuguna)
Douglas O. Ayayo ...
James Ngetha
Raymond Ofula ...
Chief Haji Abu Jibril
Edward Kwach ...
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George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, Adamson battles to keep the animals on his game reserve "Kora" from dangerous poachers.

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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Caminando con leones  »

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Richard Harris' greatest performance
28 September 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is a great film, but it is badly let down by poor directing and a very stilted performance by John Michie. Richard Harris plays George Adamson to absolute perfection and Ian Bannen is equally marvellous as his brother Terence, but John Michie is just too suave to be convincing. Its also distractingly jerky in parts almost as if the director couldn't decide if this was to be a film about George Adamson or about Tony Fitzjohn or a film that explored their relationship. Perhaps he had hoped it would do all three, but instead it just highlights the difference between a great actor at the height of his powers and someone who looks good in shorts, wastes the talents of Honor Blackman and gets a PG-13 certificate when it could have had equally as much impact and a greater potential audience as a G with very little effort.


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