Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, lord of the apes

United Kingdom, 1984

Film
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A lavish re-telling of the Tarzan legend which stays remarkably faithful to the original Edgar Rice Burroughs’ story. The film recounts the circumstances which led to the child Earl of Greystoke being raised by a family of apes until he is discovered by a Belgian explorer, who teaches him human language, and takes him back to the aristocratic Greystoke manor in Britain. There Tarzan must deal with the cruelty of human snobbery and hypocrisy. Christopher Lambert is Tarzan, Andie MacDowell is a pure-hearted Jane. Also starring Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, and James Fox. Partly filmed on location in Cameroon.

Credits

director
co-producer

Stanley S. Canter

Hugh Hudson

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

Duration

02:09:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37338

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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