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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. | Add synopsis »
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Richard Harris ... George Adamson

John Michie ... Tony Fitzjohn

Kerry Fox ... Lucy Jackson

Ian Bannen ... Terence Adamson

Hugh Quarshie ... Maxwell

Honor Blackman ... Joy Adamson

Geraldine Chaplin ... Victoria Anrecelli
Guy Williams ... 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 ... Doctor
Tirus Gathwe ... Keya
James Onyango ... Sgt. Mgatee
Lucinda Gorringe ... Bridget
Steenie Njoroge
Dale Liselo ... Stanley
Odero Aghan ... Shifta Leader
Charles Njenga ... Police Constable
Sasha Hurt ... Tony's Girlfriend
Regina Macharia ... Secretary
Mohamed Ahamed Jama ... Somali

Caroline Kere ... Maxwell's Wife
Sarah Malinda ... Maxwell's Daughter
Yusuf Lubembe ... Ranger
Kamau Wa Mbugwa ... Nairobi Constable
Omar Godana ... Somali Herdsman
Leslie Cardillo ... Jack (as Les Cardillo)
Shannon Smullian ... Tourist Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ng'ang'a Kirumburu ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Carl Schultz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sharon Buckingham  writer
Keith Ross Leckie  writer

Produced by
Julie Allan .... producer
Hélène Boulay .... line producer
Jamie Brown .... co-producer
John Buchanan .... executive producer
Guy Collins .... co-executive producer
Gordon Freedman .... co-executive producer
Gary Howsam .... executive producer
Pieter Kroonenburg .... producer
Pierre Latour .... associate producer
Robert S. Lecky .... co-executive producer
John McCunn .... associate producer
Original Music by
Alan Reeves 
Cinematography by
Jean Lépine 
Film Editing by
Angelo Corrao 
Casting by
Sarah Beardsall 
Cathy Henderson 
Daniel Hubbard 
John Hubbard 
Lenny Juma 
Dori Zuckerman 
Art Direction by
Michael Devine 
Set Decoration by
Lulu Archer 
Costume Design by
Suzanne Belcher  (as Suzy Belcher)
Nicole Pelletier 
Makeup Department
Annick Chartier .... makeup department head
Susan Howard .... painter and fabricator
Dario Lapointe .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Noor Ali Bulle .... unit manager
Dominic St-Jean .... production manager (as Dominic Saint Jean)
Evan Tussman .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Board .... first assistant director
Yahya Chavanga .... assistant director
Konga Mbandu .... assistant director
Tony Rimwa .... assistant director
Howard Rothschild .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Richard Betanzos .... re-recording mixer
Chris David .... re-recording mixer
Scott Donald .... assistant dialogue editor
Stuart French .... production sound mixer
Michael Gurman .... sound effects editor
Steven Gurman .... supervising dialogue editor (as Steve Gurman)
Vicent Regaudie .... sound effects editor
Glenn Tussman .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Gilbert Larose Jr. .... special effects coordinator
Rick Marr .... animatronic technician
Visual Effects by
François Lord .... digital effects artist
Mark Brooks .... stunts: lion attack
Randy Miller .... stunts: lion attack
David Rigby .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Fowlds .... Steadicam operator
Jamie Fowlds .... camera operator
Serge Hughes .... second assistant camera
Maarten Kroonenburg .... assistant camera
Vic Purcell .... camera operator
Casting Department
Meg Leonard .... casting assistant (as Meg Mistry)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Kroonenburg .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Mélanie Carignan .... assistant editor
Christian Gravel .... assistant editor
Thomas Hallé .... assistant editor
Thomas Metzger .... colorist
Music Department
Richard Bronskill .... conductor/orchestrator
Nasser Dra .... musician: percussion
Chris Hayword .... musician: flute and percussion
Alan Reeves .... musician: keyboards
Other crew
Mark Brooks .... wild animal trainer
Nils F. Jastad .... stand-in: Ian Bannen
Sotos Katakos .... first accountant
Flynn McCaffrey .... office production assistant
Randy Miller .... lion trainer
Lorenzo Orzari .... script doctor
Paul 'Sled' Reynolds .... animal coordinator
Nicolina Servello .... executive assistant to producers
Pamela Willis .... script supervisor
Moritz Borman .... thanks
Laura Miller .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief sensuality
110 min | Germany:105 min | USA:108 min
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Criminal how it suffered a limited first release, 12 May 2001
Author: standish77 from Toruń, Poland

All I can say about this movie! Its a fascinating retelling of the later years in George Adamson's incredible life. Richard Harris is a spitting image of the ageing Adamson and the supporting cast (particularly the late Ian Bannen) are excellent. There is nothing to fault with this absolute classic! Its criminal why this film suffered a very limited release. Hopefully it will do a Shawshank Redemption and enjoy the praise it deserves, now its out on video.

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