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Hatari! (1962)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 19 June 1962 (USA)
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A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Sean Mercer
... Kurt Muller (as Hardy Kruger)
... Anna Maria 'Dallas' D'Allesandro / Mama Tembo
... Pockets
... Charles 'Chips' Maurey (as Gerard Blain)
... Little Wolf aka The Indian
... Brandy de la Court (as Michele Girardon)
... Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez
... Dr. Sanderson
... Nurse (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Sean Mercer (played by John Wayne) runs a business in East Africa. He and his team capture wild animals for zoos. It is dangerous work - on of his men almost dies after being gored by a rhino. He accepts a request from a photographer to join his business and capture their experiences but is very surprised, and bit inconvenienced, when the photographer turns out to be a woman. However, over time he grows fond of her. Meanwhile, plans to capture certain animals lead to all sorts of plans and adventures. Written by grantss

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Hatari means Fun Hatari means Adventure! Hatari means Thrills! See more »


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$14,000,000
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name given to the baby elephant is Tembo, which is the Kiswahili word for elephant. See more »

Goofs

Several of the animals (especially the rhino) make sounds that they don't make in the wild. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sean Mercer: [over two-way radio] Kurt, can you hear me?
Kurt Muller: Go ahead, Sean.
Sean Mercer: At about eleven o'clock... right in the middle of that herd of wildebeest - see him?
Kurt Muller: Oh, that's a good one.
Sean Mercer: Let's go; start out easy.
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Referenced in Summer in the City (1971) See more »

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Old Folks at Home
aka "Swanee River" (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
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The best of the John Wayne movies
9 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie is fast paced but seems leisurely. It is filled with exciting animal chase sequences but is really a romance. It is my favorite Red Buttons movie as well as my favorite John Wayne. One of the things that I really like about this movie is that the supporting cast carry so many scenes without John Wayne overwhelming them. All of the characters get developed as if they actually have a life off-screen. This is a very entertaining comedy that never seems to lose its appeal to my whole family.


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