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An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.

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Xan (as Alexander Michaletos)
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Peter
Mary Makhatho ...
Thandi
Nthabiseng Kenoshi ...
Lucille
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Kristin
Jennifer Steyn ...
Aunt Gwen
Nicky Rebelo ...
Coach Nagy
Garth Renecle ...
Hock Bender
André Stolz ...
Xan's Teacher
Charlotte Savage ...
Poetry Student
Ronald Shange ...
Policeman
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Ripkuna
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Tourist #1
John Whiteley ...
Tourist #2
Clive Scott ...
Tourist #3 - Eager Man
Catriona Andrew ...
Tourist #4 - Beautiful Woman
Errol Ballantine ...
White Haired Doctor
Michele Levin ...
Doctor's Wife
Sam Ngakane ...
Old Man in Village (as Sam Nagakane)
Adelaide Shabalala ...
Medicine Woman, Suliwa
Thokozani Ndaba ...
Rip's Wife, Melika
Wright Ngubeni ...
Rip's Son
Bernard Msimang ...
Rip's Father
Ivy Nkutha ...
Rip's Mother
Anthony ...
Duma
Azaro ...
Duma
Nikita Nakal ...
Duma (as Nikita)
Sasha ...
Duma
Savannah ...
Duma
Sheba ...
Young Duma

Directed by

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Carroll Ballard

Written by

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Carol Cawthra Hopcraft ... (book "How It Was with Dooms") and
Xan Hopcraft ... (book "How It Was with Dooms")
 
Carol Flint ... (story) and
Karen Janszen ... (story)
 
Karen Janszen ... (screenplay) and
Mark St. Germain ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Doug Claybourne ... executive producer
Stacy Cohen ... producer
E.K. Gaylord II ... producer
Vlokkie Gordon ... co-producer
Kristin Harms ... producer
Hunt Lowry ... producer
John Wells ... producer
David Wicht ... co-producer

Music by

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George Acogny
John Debney

Cinematography by

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Werner Maritz ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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T.M. Christopher

Editorial Department

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Jeff Charles ... digital intermediate data manager
Kyle DeVriendt ... digital intermediate editor
Thomas Halasz ... assistant editor (as Tom Halasz)
C.J. Hsu ... first assistant editor (as CJ Hsu)
Mato ... color timer (as Mato der Avanssian)
Jonathan Miller ... post-production coordinator
Brad Reinke ... digital intermediate producer
Mike Sowa ... digital intermediate color timer
Linda Williams ... digital intermediate editor
Tim Fox ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Joe Hathaway ... digital preview timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Scott Genkinger
Junie Lowry-Johnson ... (as Junie Lowry Johnson)

Production Design by

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Johnny Breedt

Set Decoration by

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Flo Ballack

Costume Design by

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Jayne Forbes

Makeup Department

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Rae Donnelly ... hair stylist: second unit / makeup artist: second unit
Beverley House ... hair stylist (as Beverly House) / makeup artist (as Beverly House)
Werner Pretorius ... lead prosthetic sculptor: animatronics technician/puppeteer
Christa Schoeman ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Simone Stubbs ... makeup assistant
Chris Burgoyne ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Clinton Gordon ... unit manager
Paula Marcus ... executive in charge of production
Chris Miller ... post-production supervisor
John Rogers ... unit manager: second unit
Gudrun Scott ... unit production manager
Lulu Zezza ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Annalise Bosch ... key second assistant director (as Annelize Bosch)
Michael Buckley ... second unit director
Dale Butler ... key second assistant director
Doug Claybourne ... first assistant director
Joshua Jeppe ... second second assistant director
Peter Sherlock ... first assistant director
Neil Uys ... first assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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Fourie Ackerman ... head scenic
Ray Berman ... storyboard artist
Tony Bloemstein ... storyboard artist
Ralf Buchmann ... set dresser: second unit / stand-by props: second unit
Clive Derrocks ... construction foreman
Tamzin Ellett ... art department coordinator
Mitch Gordon ... chief greens
Melinda Launspach ... scenic
Bongani Ledwaba ... property master
Andrew McKenzie ... stand-by props
Raymond Muller ... construction manager
George Ndlovu ... lead man
Richard Ntuli ... painter
Vicky Sawkins ... props buyer
Christiana Serra ... on-set dresser
Solly Sithole ... swing gang
Julian Stobbs ... greens
Alfred Vaughn ... construction foreman
Danelle Davenport ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Michael Rossouw ... props assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Ian Arrow ... sound recordist:dailies
David Franklin Bergad ... adr editor
Mark Berger ... re-recording mixer
Ben Conrad ... foley recordist
Ettie M. Feldman ... adr supervisor: South Africa (as Ettie Felmann)
Kim Foscato ... sound supervisor assistant
Samuel H. Hinckley ... foley editor / sound effects editor
Bernard Krause ... natural sounds: Wild Sanctuary (as Bernie Krause)
Ann Kroeber ... sound designer
Barbara McBane ... adr editor
Colin McFarlane ... sound mixer
Marnie Moore ... foley artist
Douglas Murray ... supervising sound editor
Roberto Muñoz ... re-recording mixer
Felipe Neira ... sound assistant
Margie O'Malley ... foley artist
David Parker ... re-recording mixer
Richard Quinn ... dialogue editor (as Rich Quinn)
Gary Rundle ... boom operator
James Willetts ... foley recordist
Pete Horner ... re-recording mixer: temp mix (uncredited)
Scott Koué ... sound editor (uncredited)
Jim Petrak ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Gene Radzik ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Angela Murison ... mould maker: animatronics / sculptor: animatronics
Graham Press ... animatronics designer / animatronics supervisor
Werner Pretorius ... mould maker: animatronics / sculptor: animatronics
Lynton Richards ... mould maker: animatronics / sculptor: animatronics
Lucky Selo ... mould maker: animatronics / sculptor: animatronics
Jaco Snyman ... mould maker: animatronics / sculptor: animatronics
Kim Sylvaine Waspe ... mould maker: animatronics / sculptor: animatronics
Dirk Rogers ... mold maker: foam department (uncredited)
Peter Spiro ... special effects director (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Eddie Addinal ... compositor: The Video Lab
Desmond Allan ... visual effects production coordinator: The Video Lab
Tallen Chow ... compositor: The Video Lab
Bret Culp ... visual effects supervisor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Rob de Villiers ... 3d animator: The Video Lab
Jean du Plessis ... compositor: The Video Lab
Eugene Fung ... systems: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Erik Hakanen ... visual effects coordinator: Laser Pacific
Gerhard Kriel ... systems engineer: The Video Lab
Donavan Lightfoot ... 3d animator: The Video Lab
Isaac Lui ... 3d animator: The Video Lab
Brett Manson ... compositor: The Video Lab
Rory Mark ... 3d animator: The Video Lab
Samara Melanson ... visual effects executive producer: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Max Ricchuiti ... ftp supervisor: The Video Lab
Carrie Richardson ... visual effects production manager: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Gerhard Roets ... systems engineer: The Video Lab
Roben Schlikker ... 3d animator: The Video Lab
Cyril Schumann ... compositor: The Video Lab
Jay Stanners ... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Sam Suh ... systems: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Mark Thomas-Stubbs ... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Tracey Williams ... visual effects producer: The Video Lab / visual effects supervisor: The Video Lab
Dan Ashton ... scanning and recording supervisor: Cinesite Hollywood (uncredited)
Candice Day ... visual effects sales coordinator (uncredited)
Kenneth Littleton ... digital opticals/titles (uncredited)
Steve Wright ... digital compositor: Laser Pacific (uncredited)

Stunts

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Michael Kruger ... stunt double: Xan, second unit
Peter Spiropoulous ... stunt coordinator (as Pete Spyropoulos) / stunts (as Pete Spyropoulos)
Brad Stannett ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Bloomer ... still photographer
Michael Buckley ... cinematographer: second unit
Meike Chinnery ... second assistant camera
Gijsten Haaft ... key grip: second unit
Bernin Isaac ... second assistant camera: second unit (as Bernin Isaacs)
Janli Maartens ... first assistant camera
Andrew Maccallum ... best boy electric
Jacob Mafolo ... best boy grip: second unit
Patrick Mashilo ... best boy grip (as Patrick Mashilo)
Joe Matlou ... generator operator
Meshack Molope ... dolly grip
Heiki Nashongo ... loader (as Heikki Nashongo)
Charl Phyfer ... key grip
Nick Rankin ... gaffer (as Nicholas Rankin)
Johannes Thejane ... vt operator
Melissa van den Heever ... first assistant camera: second unit

Casting Department

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Carrie Hilton ... casting: UK
Benedicte Roumega ... casting: South Africa
Christa Schamberger ... casting: South Africa
Deborah George ... casting assistant (uncredited)
April Hayes ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nanette Catherine ... key costumer
Rae Donnelly ... wardrobe: second unit
Miriam Mahlanga ... costumer (as Miriam Mhlanga)

Location Management

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Robert Bentley ... location scout
Grant David Cinnamon ... assistant location manager (as Grant Cinnamon)
Robert May ... location manager
John Rogers ... assistant location manager / location manager: second unit

Music Department

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George Acogny ... music programmer / musician: vocals, percussion, guitars
Wolfgang Amadeus ... electronic score engineer
Pete Anthony ... conductor
Chris Bleth ... musician: woodwind solos
Richard Chappell ... music engineer: Peter Gabriel vocals
Majuba Choir ... musicians: choir
John Debney ... music programmer: synthesizer and percussion
Lola Debney ... music coordinator
Peter Gabriel ... musician: vocals
The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra ... musicians
Jimmy Hoyson ... music scoring engineer (as Jimmy Hoysen)
Jonathan A. Hughes ... music preparation (uncredited)
Dennis Karmazyn ... musician: cello solos
Robin Lee ... music editor
Joe Legwabe ... choir master
Alan Meyerson ... score engineer: orchestral and mix-down
Dan Morris ... musician: ethnic percussion
Sid Page ... concert master
Ryan Robinson ... scoring technical support engineer
Carter Armstrong ... executive in charge of music (uncredited)
Frank Bennett ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jeffrey Biggers ... assistant score engineer (uncredited)
Jeff Carson ... preview music editor (uncredited)
Jordan Corngold ... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
Brad Dechter ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Christopher Klatman ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alan Meyerson ... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Melanie Mullens Hoyson ... score production supervisor (uncredited)
Laura Perlman ... music editor (uncredited)
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation (uncredited)
Mike Watts ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Sean Berkhout ... transportation captain
Jimmy Davies ... picture vehicle coordinator
France Machaba ... driver (as Franz Machaba)
Elias Makhanya ... driver
Nichodemus Matjopi ... driver (as Necodemus Motjopi)
Alfred Steve Mkwanazi ... driver (as Alfred 'Steve' Mkwanazi)
Joe Mphela ... assistant transportation captain
Dumisani Ngema ... driver
Lawrence Ntimbane ... driver
Hodges Sibeko ... driver

Other crew

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Tamara Andrews ... animal trainer
Sean Bacon ... animal trainer: lion
Nora Ballard ... script supervisor
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clerances
Wade Batteson ... paramedic
Daphne Bezem ... production office coordinator
Matthew Billingsley ... assistant: Kristin Harms
Anthony Boswell ... animal fencing
Brian Boswell ... animal trainer: lion
Georgina Boswell ... animal trainer: lion
Lindelani Buthelezi ... dialect coach
Elizabeth Cloete ... assistant accountant (as Elize Cloete)
Vinca Cox ... script supervisor / script supervisor: second unit
Ali Croucamp ... travel coordinator
Colin Dandridge ... wildlife consultant: Pkavango
Henry de Villiers ... unit assistant
Jenny Fitzgibbons ... production accountant
Retha Geldenhuys ... assistant accountant
Bettie Grobler ... accountant: South Africa
Wayne Gulan ... production assistant
Reeva Hunter Mandelbaum ... researcher
Roelof Jackson ... representative: Animal Anti Cruelty League (as Rulof Jackson)
Theresa Kruger ... teacher: second unit
François Lategan ... unit assistant: second unit (as Francois Lategan)
John Lopez ... assistant: Stacy Cohen
Myrto Makrides ... assistant: Carroll Ballard and Doug Claybourne / script supervisor
Tete Matayi ... unit assistant
Elizabeth McMullan ... animal trainer: cheetah and bush baby (as Eadie McMullen)
Andrew McNaughton ... extras coordinator
Adam R. Mehr ... attorney
Leon Meyer ... unit assistant
Cecilia Michaletos ... animal handler: cheetah
Michael Mycielski ... production assistant
Ronnie Müller ... representative: Animal Anti Cruelty League (as Ronnie Muller)
Archibald Nkwana ... production assistant (as Archie Nkwana)
Sharon Nxam ... office assistant
Bill Olmsted ... helicopter pilot (as Bill Olmstead)
Selwyn Prins ... unit assistant (as Selwyn Prince)
Natalie Rademeyer ... production coordinator: second unit
Patty Reed ... assistant: Hunt Lowry
Fess 'Reg' Reynolds ... animal trainer: cheetah
Dan Robbertse ... dialect coach
Dezi Rorich ... unit publicist
Wesley Rowe ... assistant: Stacy Cohen
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Spannies Spangenberg ... unit captain
Peter Spiropoulous ... safety officer (as Pete Spyropoulos)
Jamie Stockley ... animal trainer: cheetahs
Jim Stockley ... head animal trainer: lion
Jacques Swart ... paramedic: second unit (as Jaques Swart)
Jules Sylvester ... head animal trainer
Nanie Taylor ... teacher
Lauren Van Rensburg ... production secretary
Christine Vasquez ... account service representative: Laser Pacific
Elize von Stade ... accounts assistant (as Elize Cloete) / assistant accountant (as Elize Cloete)
Suzanna Ward ... assistant production office coordinator
Brendan Whytock ... production assistant
Diane Wright ... title designer
Heather Zuhlke ... assistant: John Wells
Peter Vaughn Jervis ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Aileen Kiernan ... assistant: Hunt Lowry (uncredited)
Paul 'Sled' Reynolds ... animal coordinator (uncredited)
Randy Weiss ... production coordinator (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

During a nightly Porsche ride with his doting rascal Xan, white South African farmer Peter finds and adopts an orphaned cheetah cub, dubbed Duma (just Swahili for cheetah). It becomes the boy's inseparable playmate, even taking it to bed. Peter made clear from the start that the cheetah should be returned to the wild before its full adulthood. But the father is stricken down with a disease just before the cheetah could be returned. Xan's mother sells the farm and moves in with a city aunt. The cheetah escapes, but finds Xan at school, where the new boy is bullied. He decides to run away to the mountains with Duma. On the way they face countless perils, which courage, Xan's intelligence and Duma's instinct overcome. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines Some friendships are wilder than others. See more »
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Also Known As
  • How It Was with Dooms (United States)
  • Shadows (United States)
  • Untitled Cheetah Movie (United States)
  • Duma - Mein Freund aus der Wildnis (Germany)
  • Duma: Podróz do domu (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Box Office

Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $105,422, 02 Oct 2005

Did You Know?

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Trivia Duma is played by 6 different Cheetahs. All orphaned or poached Cheetahs themselves; were hand raised in different parts of Africa. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Rhaliweni (Railway) See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Xan: [voiceover narration] There are things you know without knowing. For Duma, it was his wildness. For Rip, his family. For me, it was my dad. Everything he was, everything he believed in is now part of me. I was taking Duma home, but he took me somewhere too. Finding Duma's true home brought me back to mine and showed me that love doesn't stop when time passes or you live in different places or somebody's gone. That's how it was with me and Duma.
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