A brilliant researcher in London who works as a high-class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest client, a nobleman who is negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her.
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she has brought along an unwelcome visitor.
Charles S. Dutton,
The scene in which Dian orchestrated the mock hanging of a poacher and another where she burned poachers' huts are fictitious. See more »
Fourth and fifth digits webbed. I know you.
Nice ring, Van Vecten. Zoo sale profits?
Miss Fossey, where did you see your first wild animal? In a zoo, wasn't it?
You like this ring? You wanna keep the hand it's on?
If I see or hear or smell you anywhere near my gorillas you'll be writing with your other hand, and I'll have an ashtray.
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Biopic seems to be the go-to description for "Gorillas in the Mist", but that's a misconception. It only focuses on Fossey's time in the mountains of Africa, and there's an awful lot of material that's glossed over (character motivations, primarily). It's a frustrating script in that respect.
But the movie succeeds where it has to, mainly in the scenes with Sigourney Weaver (superb in the role) spending time with the gorillas and earning their trust. Weave exudes tremendous heart, and despite the movie's problems, it can be extremely touching.
It's a testament to her talent.
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