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To Walk with Lions (1999)

George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, he battles to keep the animals on his game reserve, and "Kora", from dangerous poachers.

Director:

Carl Schultz

Writers:

Keith Ross Leckie, George Adamson (based on the life story of) | 2 more credits »
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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harris ... George Adamson
John Michie ... Tony Fitzjohn
Kerry Fox ... Lucy Jackson
Ian Bannen ... Terence Adamson
Hugh Quarshie ... Maxwell
Honor Blackman ... Joy Adamson
Geraldine Chaplin ... Victoria Anrecelli
Guy Williams Guy Williams ... John Bell
David Mulwa David Mulwa ... Hamisi (as David Kakuta Mulwa)
Fred Opondo Fred Opondo ... David M'Boya (as Frederic Opondo)
Tonny Ernest Njuguna Tonny Ernest Njuguna ... Yussif (as Tonny Njuguna)
Douglas O. Ayayo Douglas O. Ayayo ... James Ngetha
Raymond Ofula Raymond Ofula ... Chief Haji Abu Jibril
Edward Kwach Edward Kwach ... Doctor
Tirus Gathwe Tirus Gathwe ... Keya
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George Adamson fights to save Kenya's wildlife. Together with his young assistant Tony Fitzjohn, he battles to keep the animals on his game reserve, and "Kora", from dangerous poachers.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Connections

Follows Living Free (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Kongassa
Performed by Njacko Backo
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Not really for kids
22 February 2005 | by dgaitherSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film very much. My granddaughter who is 12 couldn't get through it. Because it is about George Adamson, of Born Free fame, you may be tempted to get this as a movie for the family to watch together. It's real appeal is to those of us past a certain age where we begin to think about the end of life as much as about the beginning. Richard Harris is incredible in this film as a man who refuses to let the changes time has wrought on his part of Africa or his body make him compromise any of his principles. This film will make you believe he has a spiritual connection to the lions, that lions are closer to humans than we'd like to admit. George Adamson is a much more interesting character in this movie than in the Born Free movies. The photography of Africa is spectacular, the scenes of poaching heartbreaking. This is a grown up movie about grown up issues, but it is not an unrelenting downer. It will probably inspire you to do something a little more important with the time you have left.


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Country:

Canada | UK | Kenya

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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