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To Walk with Lions -- 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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12 April 2001 (New Zealand) See more »
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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DVD Review: 'To Walk with Lions' (rerelease)
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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
Les Cardillo ... Jack
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
Lorenzo Orzari  script doctor

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
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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris David .... sound 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 .... 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
Randy Miller .... lion trainer
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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Follows "Born Free" (1974)See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not really for kids, 22 February 2005
Author: dgaither from Mountain View, CA

I enjoyed this film very much. My granddaughter who is 12 couldn't get through it. Because it is about George Adamson, of Born Free fame, you may be tempted to get this as a movie for the family to watch together. It's real appeal is to those of us past a certain age where we begin to think about the end of life as much as about the beginning. Richard Harris is incredible in this film as a man who refuses to let the changes time has wrought on his part of Africa or his body make him compromise any of his principles. This film will make you believe he has a spiritual connection to the lions, that lions are closer to humans than we'd like to admit. George Adamson is a much more interesting character in this movie than in the Born Free movies. The photography of Africa is spectacular, the scenes of poaching heartbreaking. This is a grown up movie about grown up issues, but it is not an unrelenting downer. It will probably inspire you to do something a little more important with the time you have left.

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