The Ghost and the DarknessOctober 11, 1996
Set in 1898, this movie is based on the true story of two lions in Africa that killed 130 people over a nine month period…
Release Year: 1996
Rating: 6.7/10 (25,425 voted)
Stars: Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Tom Wilkinson
Set in 1898, this movie is based on the true story of two lions in Africa that killed 130 people over a nine month period, while a bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter tried to kill them.
Col. John Henry Patterson
Dr. David Hawthorne
(as Rakeem Khan)
Nervous Sikh Orderly
Only the most incredible parts are true.
Vision Distribution [Poland] |
Release Date: 11 October 1996
Filming Locations: Songimvelo Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $9,215,063
(13 October 1996)
Did You Know?
In the early '90s, when Brian De Palma was chosen to direct the film, Kevin Costner was going to star as Patterson. However when
The Bonfire of the Vanities proved to be a box office disaster the studio withdrew their offer to De Palma and Costner went on to do
The visibility of Kareem's earlobe under his turban when Remington has a gun to his head.
Well, I'm a very considerate man. My mother taught me that.
Now, what the hell you laughing about? You don't think I'm considerate?
I don't believe you had a mother.
Something You Can Sink Your Teeth Into
I always found this to be an outstanding based-on a true story
adventure film which holds your interest throughout. It features some
great suspense and the story is fascinating. It's always been ranked
among my top 50 movies. A good surround system doesn't hurt here,
Stan Winston, one of the best special-effects men in the business, lent
his talents to this film while Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas are more
than adequate in the starring roles and the African with the freckles
(sorry, I don't have his name) is really a likeble fellow.
Except for the first one, the lion attack scenes are not gruesome and
the filmmakers did a nice job a having just the right amount of action
and lulls. Neither is overdone. This film has never been given much due
but I've never shown it to anyone who didn't thoroughly enjoy it.
This movie scared me so much I stopped hunting lions. It's just not fun