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The Elephant in the Living Room -- Praised by critics as one of the best films of the year, director Michael Webber exposes the controversial American subculture of raising wild predators as common household pets.
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The Elephant in the Living Room -- Praised by critics as one of the best films of the year, The Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers on a journey deep inside the controversial American subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world, as common household pets.  

Set against the backdrop of a heated national debate, director Michael Webber chronicles the extraordinary story of two men at the heart of the issue – Tim Harrison, an Ohio police officer whose friend was killed by an exotic pet; and Terry Brumfield, a big-hearted man who struggles to raise two African lions that he loves like his own family. In the first of many unexpected twists, the lives of these two men collide when Terry’s male lion escapes its pen and is found attacking cars on a nearby highway.

Winner of 5 Best Documentary Awards, the film courageously exposes the shocking reality behind the multi-billion dollar exotic pet industry with stunning photography, inspiring storytelling and unprecedented access into a world rarely seen, right in our own backyard.


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  (in credits order)
Tim Harrison ... Himself
Terry Brumfield ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Russ Clear ... Himself
Casey Craig ... Himself
Pat Craig ... Himself
Zuzana Kukol ... Herself
Raymond Little ... Himself
Scott Shoemaker ... Himself
Bill Stiffler ... Himself

Directed by
Michael Webber 
Produced by
John T. Adkins .... co-producer
Ross Hammer .... executive producer
Joe Kirby .... co-executive producer
Mark Morgan .... co-producer
Russ Muntz .... executive producer
Michael Webber .... producer
Original Music by
David E. Russo 
Cinematography by
Michael Webber 
Film Editing by
Michael Webber 
Editorial Department
John T. Adkins .... additional editor
Jimmy Fisco .... assistant editor
Barry O'Brien .... additional editor
Other crew
Alex Harrison .... production assistant
Karl Simanonok .... thanks: web support

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Rated PG for thematic material including some disturbing situations, mild language and smoking
USA:96 min
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USA:PG (certificate #46774)
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In a backyard near us!, 22 March 2010
Author: Rob & Jeannie Anderson from United States

This is the most amazing movie we have seen on the big screen in years! We were privileged enough to see the premier of this film in Dayton, Ohio tonight. We laughed, we cried, we were on an emotional roller coaster throughout the movie. Cant wait until its available to buy! You wont be disappointed! Eye opening on the issues we have in our country. It was enlightening, heartwarming, educational, and funny. My kids enjoyed it just as much as we did. This is the first time a documentary film has impacted me in such a way that I felt the need to get involved and help with the cause. It was amazing to see many of the problems in our own back yards that we never knew existed.

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