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A family goes to Africa to meet their father who lives with wild lions.

Director:

Noel Marshall

Writers:

Noel Marshall, Ted Cassidy (additional script material)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tippi Hedren ... Madelaine
Noel Marshall Noel Marshall ... Hank
Melanie Griffith ... Melanie
John Marshall John Marshall ... John
Jerry Marshall Jerry Marshall ... Jerry
Kyalo Mativo Kyalo Mativo ... Mativo
Frank Tom Frank Tom ... Frank
Steve Miller Steve Miller ... Prentiss
Rick Glassey Rick Glassey ... Rick
Lenord Bokwa Lenord Bokwa ... Airport Personnel
Shamasi Sarumi Shamasi Sarumi ... Airport Personnel
Will Hutchins ... Committee Member
Eve Rattner Eve Rattner ... Committee Member
Peter Thiongo Peter Thiongo ... Committee Member
Zakes Mokae ... Committee Member (as Zakes Moakae)
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Storyline

Ravening jungle beasts assemble in flocks to invade an otherwise quiet home where they terrorize the visiting family of their keeper. Written by alfiehitchie & tipsyheadrinse

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No animals were harmed in the making of this film. 70 cast and crew members were. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1981 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

El gran rugido See more »

Filming Locations:

Acton, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,000,000
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Company Credits

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American Filmworks See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Before filming, Noel Marshall's son John Marshall was the first victim; he was attacked by a lion who clamped its jaw on John's head. It took 25 minutes the lion to let go of John's head, and the result was 56 stitches. See more »

Goofs

After Hank goes to the airport to get his family, on his return trip, he picks up Mativo and the tigers. Mativo's bike is placed in the trunk with the front wheel hanging out. Further down the road, the trunk is closed with no bike hanging out. Still further, the bike is again hanging out. See more »

Quotes

Hank: It's just playing, I'm tellin' ya!
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Connections

Referenced in Mansfield 66/67 (2017) See more »

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A UNIQUE MOVIE EXPERIENCE
31 March 2004 | by hagl75See all my reviews

I first saw this movie as a child and it has always stayed in my memory as an enjoyable experience. I just watched it recently as an adult and found it every bit as enjoyable as before. It's directed by Noel Marshall who spent a decade making this film. What really works the best is the fantastic music score. Unlike some films today, "Roar" doesn't drag on for hours and has no shallow character's or bad CGI. This is the way films should be made. Real lions and tigers involved in this amusing story of a family arriving at the wrong time to be greeted by the local wildlife. I don't understand the other reviewer and their negative comments. Watch this for yourself. It's not spineless garbage but a passionate and thoughtful film. Thank you for reading.


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