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Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle (1975)

Tarzoon, la honte de la jungle (original title)
Shame, the ape man of the jungle, is aghast when his woman, June, is kidnapped by a gang of giant penises. They take her to their queen, Bazunga, a bald woman with fourteen breasts. After ... See full summary »

Directors:

Picha, Boris Szulzinger
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Dhéran Bernard Dhéran ... Récitant / Narrator (voice)
Georges Aminel Georges Aminel ... Shame (voice)
Arlette Thomas Arlette Thomas ... June (voice)
Paule Emanuele Paule Emanuele ... La reine Bazonga (voice)
Claude Bertrand Claude Bertrand ... Le chef M'Bulu (voice)
Pierre Trabaud Pierre Trabaud ... Le premier siamois (voice)
Roger Carel ... Le second siamois (voice)
Guy Piérauld Guy Piérauld ... Le professeur Cedric Addlepate (voice)
Bob Perry Bob Perry ... Narrator (voice)
Christopher Guest ... Chief M'Bulu / Short / Nurse (voice)
Andrew Duncan ... Charles of the Pits #2 (voice)
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Charles of the Pits #1 (voice)
Patricia Bright Patricia Bright ... Queen Bazonga (voice) (as Pat Bright)
Emily Prager ... June (voice)
Johnny Weissmuller Jr. ... Shame (voice)
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Storyline

Shame, the ape man of the jungle, is aghast when his woman, June, is kidnapped by a gang of giant penises. They take her to their queen, Bazunga, a bald woman with fourteen breasts. After tangling with a gang of great white hunters, a marauding lion and the Molar Men, Shame sets off to rescue her with only his faithful friend Flicka at his side. He heads for that darkest of areas ..... Bush Country! Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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First, there was "Fritz the Cat"...Then, "Heavy Traffic"...And now, THE FUNNIEST ADULT CARTOON EVER! See more »


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Trivia

Resenting the iconoclastic vision of the character, the heirs of Edgar Rice Burroughs pressed charges to prevent any use what so ever of Tarzan's name in the film. That's why "Tarzoon" suddenly became "Shame", even in its French version. One can also notice there is no mention of the author's name in the credits. See more »

Quotes

Brutish: [after his assistant has been eaten by the Munchers] Hey what the fuck is going on here? The goddamn cage has gotten so goddamn heavy that I can hardly carry the goddamn fucking thing!, the sooner I get out of this goddamn shit hole the better, this fucking heat is un fucking believable, this fucking place is the asshole of the goddamn fucking univoise!
[gets eaten by the Munchers]
Brutish: [now a skeleton] The goddamn fucking insects in the goddamn fucking swamp, in the goddamn fucking rain in the goddamn ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Original 85 minutes French-language version was cut to 79 minutes to avoid a X rating in the USA and released with new dialogue rewritten by Saturday Night Live's scriptwriters and dubbed by that show's stars John Belushi, Bill Murray and Christopher Guest. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Shame Sitar
Composed by Marc Moulin
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Boring, Weird and Unfunny, but it did have it's moments
15 April 2009 | by gangstahippieSee all my reviews

I am fairly interested in adult animation.I usually enjoy them.South Park is my favorite show(as my username would suggest), I enjoyed "Fritz The Cat" and other bakshi films as well as tons of adult anime's from japan such as "Akira", so I decided to check this film out.This is a french film from the 1970's, directed by Picha who seemed to be France's answer to Ralph Bakshi.The original version originally had to be cut down by 5min in order to obtain an R-rating.The English version also features comedians like John Belushi and Bill Murray dubbing the voices.However there is not much dialogue in this film, it's mostly just a bunch of random, unfunny little skits.The basic plot features a bald woman and a sziemise scientist who wants a special kind of hair from Tarzoon(Tarzan)'s wife June(Jane).She gets kidnapped and now it's up to Tarzoon to save her.The film is fairly short, and the majority of the film is just random skits involving jungle animals.Some of them are a bit funny, but overall the film is just boring and unfunny.It's pretty rare so check it out if you want, but I personally did not like it.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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