- Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981 film)
name = Tarzan, the Ape Man
imdb_id = 0083170
Based on the novel by
Edgar Rice Burroughs
John Phillip Law Miles O'Keeffe
Perry Botkin Jr.
John Derek Wolfgang Dickmann
Metro Goldwyn Mayer
August 7, 1981(USA)
runtime = 107 min.
language = English
budget = 6.5 Million
preceded_by = "
Tarzan's Deadly Silence"
followed_by = "
Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes"
"Tarzan, the Ape Man" is a 1981 English language
action movieand adventure filmdirected by John Derek. It stars Bo Derek, Richard Harris, John Phillip Lawand Miles O'Keeffe. The screenplay by Tom Roweis loosely based on the novel " Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The original music score is composed by Perry Botkin Jr.. Former Tarzan actor Jock Mahoney, billed as "Jack O'Mahoney", was the film's stunt coordinator. The film is marketed with the tagline "Unlike any other "Tarzan" you've ever seen!"
Hunter James Parker is in
Africasearching for the mythical "white ape." He is joined by his estranged daughter, Jane, after her mother's death. They discover the "white ape" is actually Tarzan, an uncivilized white man raised by apes living in the jungle. James Parker continues with the purpose of capturing Tarzan dead or alive and bringing him back to England.
Realizing that James is on his trail, Tarzan kidnaps Jane. Jane and Tarzan become fasciniated by each other. Jane is then kidnapped by natives who intend to sacrifice her.
Bo Derek- Jane Parker
* Richard Harris - James Parker
John Phillip Law- Harry Holt
Miles O'Keeffe- Tarzan
Awards and Nominations
* Film critic and historian
Leonard Maltinconsiders this one of the worst films ever to appear in his popular "TV, Movie and Video Guide" (now simply "Movie Guide"): "Deranged "remake" lacks action, humor and charm; Forget about comparisons to Johnny Weismuller; O'Keefe makes Elmo Lincolnseem like Edwin Booth."
Golden Raspberry Awards:Won: Worst Actress ( Bo Derek):Nominated: Worst Picture:Nominated: Worst Screenplay:Nominated: Worst Actor (Richard Harris):Nominated: Worst Director ( John Derek):Nominated: Worst New Star ( Miles O'Keeffe)
This film grossed more than US$36,500,000 in the United States.
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