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The Lion of Africa (1988)

An idealistic young female doctor hires a hard drinking cynical truck driver to take her to town to buy medical supplies for a tribe stricken with cholera. She offers him payment in diamonds sought out by sinister parties.

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Kevin Connor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Dennehy ... Sam Marsh
Brooke Adams ... Grace Danet
Yosef Shiloach ... Valentim (as Joseph Shiloach)
Don Warrington ... Henry Piggot
Carl Andrews Carl Andrews ... Jemmy Banta
Katherine Schofield ... Cecilia
Joe Chege Joe Chege ... Wallace
Tony Msalame Tony Msalame ... African Doctor
Oliver Litondo ... Sergeant
Peter Kimani Peter Kimani ... Policeman #1
Njoroge Ngoima Njoroge Ngoima ... Policeman #2
Douglas Chege Douglas Chege ... Policeman #3
Jonathan Atherton Jonathan Atherton ... Thug #1
Gary Fernance Gary Fernance ... Thug #2
Shane Mwigerere Shane Mwigerere ... Thug #2
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An idealistic young female doctor hires a hard drinking cynical truck driver to take her to town to buy medical supplies for a tribe stricken with cholera. She offers him payment in diamonds sought out by sinister parties.

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Connections

References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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What You Make It
Written by Robert Hackl (as Bob Hackl)
Performed by Tenon Blu
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A Romance, not just Action/Adventure
2 August 2005 | by sweeneyljsSee all my reviews

After reading a comment from another user, I felt that more needed to be said about The Lion of Africa. This HBO movie is a good action/adventure romance, not just an action movie. Furthermore, the movie actually has a strong lead for a mature woman -- played by Brooke Adams. She is both amusing and tough, bantering well with Brian Dennehy in an unusual role for him (you don't usually see Dennehy as the object of romance).

The theaters are full of action-packed movies with more special effects and male heroes than you could ever want (with a few anorexic, 27 year old females baring skinny flesh and hanging on their arms). If you want a character-driven plot mixing adventure and romance, try this movie. Yes, there could have been more animals and Africans in the film but at least we have some fairly realistic and charming heroes with personality.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1988 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Missão E o Diamante See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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