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12 April 2001 (New Zealand) See more »
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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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A stunning account of the life of George Adamson, the lion man. See more (16 total) »

Cast

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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
Jean Dominic Saint .... production manager
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
 
Stunts
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
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
 
Thanks
Moritz Borman .... thanks
Laura Miller .... thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for violence and brief sensuality
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110 min | Germany:105 min | USA:108 min
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A stunning account of the life of George Adamson, the lion man., 20 September 1999
Author: Kyle Milligan (toldyaso@planeteer.com) from Toronto, Canada

Director Carl Schultz has made an extraordinary film with the help of some vastly talented and brave actors who overcame their fears to work with lions in Africa.

"To Walk With Lions" was featured in the 1999 Toronto International Film Festival and presented by the director, some actors and producers of the film, all of whom should be very proud of a triumphant and majestic film. The landscapes are magnificent and breathtaking, and prove to be an intriguing backdrop to an even more intriguing man who became something of a legend in our time.

Thirty years ago, "Born Free" told the story of the Adamsons from its inception. This film carries on their story it until its tragic end in the late eighties. It mostly concerns the wildlife preserve "Kora", run by George Adamson, played incredibly by the wonderful and distinguished Richard Harris.

The troubles in Africa continue even still as the corrupt Kenyan government and poachers prevail in the slaughter of the African wildlife, threatening extinction without much concern for the consequences. The story is told through the eyes of Tony Fitzjohn, as played by John Michie. Fitzjohn continues the Adamson crusade to preserve wildlife and rehabilitate lions from captivity back into the wild even today.

The film was followed by an interesting Q&A where it was revealed that the majority of scenes with lions were real, which is astonishing considering the close proximity to the actors in many of the sequences.

It would come as no surprise to me if this film was nominated for Oscars. If not, it would only be a testament to the high quality of the other nominees. When your opportunity presents itself, do not pass this one up.

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