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Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey (original title)
PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 7 October 1988 (USA)
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The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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... Dian Fossey
... Bob Campbell
... Roz Carr
... Sembagare
... Dr. Louis Leakey
Constantin Alexandrov ... Claude Van Veeten
Waigwa Wachira ... Mukara
... Brendan
... Larry
... Kim
Konga Mbandu ... Rushemba
... Howard Dowd
... Photographer
Peter Nduati ... Batwa chief
Helen Fraser ... Mme. Van Vecten
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Sigourney Weaver stars as Dian Fossey, in this true story about Fossey's study of gorillas, and her efforts to stop the decimation of the endangered apes. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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She left everything she knew and entered a world few have ever seen. To save a wonderous creature from the cruelty of men, she went further than anyone dared. Some say she went too far. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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7 October 1988 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,720,479

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,149,479
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Jessica Lange turned down the lead role due to her pregnancy. See more »

Goofs

When Dian offers a Snickers bar to a young boy in exchange for information, it is obvious by the way the wrapper tears that it has a plastic wrapper. In 1966 Snickers bars were wrapped in paper. See more »

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Sembagare: They think you are a witch.
Dian Fossey: They wouldn't be the first.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Surprises for 1988 (1989) See more »

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Written by Maceo Pinkard & Sidney D. Mitchell & Edna Alexander
Performed by Peggy Lee
Courtesy of MCA Records
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An incredible story about an incredible woman.
22 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

This movie shows you how far we have come with species preservation, even if we still have a way to go. Although I was vaguely aware of Dian Fossey's work I had no idea how crucial she was to the conservation efforts of the beautiful Gorillas. It saddens you that some people are so money hungry that previously we were heading towards extinction for many animals, not just gorillas.

Sigourney Weaver is fantastic in this movie and immerses herself in the role. You feel her characters passion and respect her efforts with placing herself in dangerous conditions so she can carry out important research. She never gives up and refuses to be defeated.

This is a very emotional movie that encourages you to respect the earth and all the living creatures on it. I promise that you will not be disappointed and you may even learn something.


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