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Hatari! ()


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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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Sean Mercer
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Kurt Muller (as Hardy Kruger)
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Anna Maria 'Dallas' D'Allesandro / Mama Tembo
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Pockets
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Charles 'Chips' Maurey (as Gerard Blain)
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Little Wolf aka The Indian
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Brandy de la Court (as Michele Girardon)
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Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez
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Dr. Sanderson
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Nurse (scenesDeleted)
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Jon Chevron ...
Joseph (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Man in Store (uncredited)
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Radio Operator (uncredited) (voice)
Eric Rungren ...
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Henry Scott ...
Sikh Clerk (uncredited)
Emmett Smith ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Jack Williams ...
Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Howard Hawks

Written by

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Leigh Brackett ... (screenplay)
 
Harry Kurnitz ... (story)

Produced by

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Howard Hawks ... producer
Paul Helmick ... associate producer

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Henry Mancini

Cinematography by

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Russell Harlan ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Stuart Gilmore

Art Direction by

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Carl Anderson
Hal Pereira

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Claude E. Carpenter
Sam Comer

Costume Design by

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Edith Head

Production Management

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Jim Henderling ... unit manager
Don Robb ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tom Connors Jr. ... assistant director (as Tom Connors)
Paul Helmick ... second unit director
Russell Saunders ... assistant director (as Russ Saunders)
William R. Poole ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Earl Olin ... property master

Sound Department

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John R. Carter ... sound recordist (as John Carter)
Charles Grenzbach ... sound recordist
Bill Wistrom ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Richard Parker ... special mechanical effects

Visual Effects by

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John P. Fulton ... special photographic effects

Stunts

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Joe Canutt ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... stunt driver (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunt double: John Wayne (uncredited)
Ted White ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams ... stunts (uncredited)

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Joseph C. Brun ... associate photographer (as Joseph Brun)
Ron Drinkwater ... focus puller (uncredited)
Roger Montéran ... camera operator (uncredited)
Frank Stanley ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Brian West ... camera operator (uncredited)
Jack Whitman ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Frank Beetson Jr. ... wardrobe: men

Music Department

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Sue Allen ... chorus (uncredited)
Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Perry Botkin Jr. ... chorus (uncredited)
Rolly Bundock ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Larry Bunker ... musician: vibes (uncredited)
George 'Red' Callender ... musician: tuba (uncredited)
Pete Candoli ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Gene Cipriano ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Mahlon Clark ... musician: clarinet soloist (uncredited)
Peggy Clark ... chorus (uncredited)
Morty Corb ... musician: bass (uncredited)
John Drake ... chorus (uncredited)
Don Fagerquist ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Carl Fortina ... musician: accordion soloist (uncredited)
Ian Freebairn-Smith ... chorus (uncredited)
Benny Gill ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Milt Holland ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Ronny Lang ... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Harry V. Lojewski ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Henry Mancini ... conductor (uncredited) / score producer (uncredited)
Shelly Manne ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Gene Merlino ... chorus (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone soloist (uncredited)
Ted Nash ... musician: alto saxophone (uncredited)
Sam Rice ... musician: tuba (uncredited)
Jimmy Rowles ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Al Schmitt ... music recording engineer (uncredited)
Jack Sheldon ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jack Sperling ... musician: percussion (uncredited) / musician: percussionist (uncredited)
John Williams ... musician: piano (uncredited)

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Willy de Beer ... technical advisor
Howard Hawks ... presenter
Edle Bakke ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Sieuwke Bisleti ... animal trainer (uncredited)
Jan Oelofse ... animal supervisor and handler (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Fun! Adventure! Romance! Thrills! For People Of All Ages! A Wonderful New World Of Entertainment! See more »
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Also Known As
  • ¡Hatari! (Spain)
  • Állatfogó kommandó (Hungary)
  • ¡Hatari! (Argentina)
  • Hatari (West Germany)
  • Hatari (Portugal)
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  • 157 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia According to director Howard Hawks, all the animal captures in the picture were performed by the actual actors; no stuntmen or animal handlers were substituted onscreen. The rhino really did escape, and the actors really did have to recapture it - and Hawks included the sequence for its realism. See more »
Goofs When the doctor needs a blood donor for Little Wolf near the beginning of the film, he states that it will be difficult to find suitable blood because the type is AB-. In fact though the type itself is rare, an AB- recipient can accept blood from any Rh- donor: A-/B-/o- are all ok, and type-specific AB- blood isn't required. Rh- blood is less common than Rh+, but not that rare (particularly o-, the universal donor). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The John Wayne Anthology (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Just For Tonight See more »
Quotes Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez: My name is Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez, and I don't wear pajamas.
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