6 people comically meet in the Kalahari desert: a female NYC lawyer flying with a local zoologist/pilot in a mini-plane, a Cuban and an African soldier taking each other POW, a Boer elephant poacher and a bushman looking for his 2 children.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
N!xau ... Xixo
Lena Farugia Lena Farugia ... Dr. Ann Taylor
Hans Strydom Hans Strydom ... Dr. Stephen Marshall
Eiros ... Xiri
Nadies Nadies ... Xisa
Erick Bowen ... Mateo
Treasure Tshabalala Treasure Tshabalala ... Timi
Pierre van Pletzen Pierre van Pletzen ... George
Lourens Swanepoel Lourens Swanepoel ... Brenner
Richard Loring Richard Loring ... Jack
Lesley Fox Lesley Fox ... Ann's Secretary
Simon Sabela Simon Sabela ... General
Ken Marshall Ken Marshall ... Convener
Peter Tunstall Peter Tunstall ... Chief Game Warden
Andrew Dibb Andrew Dibb ... Computer Operator


Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a couple of soldiers trying to capture each other and a pilot and passenger of a small plane, who are each having a few problems of their own. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 12th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1989. See more »


The African soldier jumps out of the jeep with nothing in his hands but binoculars. He jumps back into the Jeep to drive away, leaving a large metal box behind. See more »


[Mateo while trying to get up knocks over a can of gasoline with his knee and the two start fighting]
Dr. Ann Taylor: Stop it!
[they still fight]
Dr. Ann Taylor: I said *stop it!*
[they still continue to fight]
Dr. Ann Taylor: Stop it right now!
[one of their guns goes flying and almost hits Dr. Ann Taylor who yelps. A second later, she picks up the gun and fires a warning shot at the two. They both stop fighting frozen in shock as they see Dr. Ann Taylor holding the gun on them]
Timi: Lady be careful with that thing, give it here.
Dr. Ann Taylor: No, I won't.
Timi: But I'm the...
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When released on video in the UK, one second was cut to obtain a 'PG' certificate. See more »

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You Must Be Crazy If You Don't Like This One Too
5 May 2004 | by wirestoneSee all my reviews

This sequel is definitely not as insightful about the nature of man as the original, but there're still more than enough slapsticks, romance and family drama to make up for it.

The two children are particularly adorable, their strength comes from their innocence, without the precocity that has become the hallmark of Hollywood. Their storyline is thus the most heart-warming of all.

The two soldiers from opposing forces provide much of the slapstick of movie, and they are very good, with exceptionally funny facial expressions.

And let¡¯s not count Lena Farugia and Hans Strydom out, who play a doctor of law from New York and a zoologist on assignment ¨C their opposite-attract romance is rather stereotypical but Lena in particular is such a charming delight that I forget how much Strydom looks like Tom Selleck, instead, wonder why Lena had not since made another movie - yes, really sad :( - she could¡¯ve been a big star.

So in the end, one very funny little film, worth every penny and more to rent or buy. Keep some band-aids with you while watching, as you may get some stitches in your side.

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Release Date:

13 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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South Africa


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$1,180,803, 15 April 1990

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