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Tarzan the Ape Man (1981)

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While on an African expedition with her father, Jane Parker meets Tarzan, and the two become fascinated by each other.

Director:

John Derek

Writers:

Tom Rowe (screenplay), Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bo Derek ... Jane Parker
Richard Harris ... James Parker
John Phillip Law ... Harry Holt
Miles O'Keeffe ... Tarzan
Akushula Selayah Akushula Selayah ... Africa
Steve Strong Steve Strong ... Ivory King
Maxime Philoe Maxime Philoe ... Riano
Leonard Bailey Leonard Bailey ... Feathers
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Club Member (voice)
Laurie Main ... Club Member (voice)
Harold Ayer Harold Ayer ... Club Member (voice)
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Storyline

The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured by savages, Tarzan comes to the rescue. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Unlike any other "Tarzan" you've ever seen! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1981 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzán, el hombre mono See more »

Filming Locations:

Seychelles See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$36,565,280
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

C.J. the Orangutan fell in love with Bo Derek at first sight as they were making this movie. See more »

Goofs

There are no wild reticulated or Burmese pythons in Africa. See more »

Quotes

Jane: Oh, God, tell me a story. Be a good daddy, tell me a story and make him go away.
Parker: Yes, I will, Jane. I'll tell you a story. A story. A story. Humpty Dumpty. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall! Humpty Dumpty had a great fall! All the king's horses and all the kings men. Could not put this bloody Humpty Dumpty together again!
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Crazy Credits

Tarzan and Jane play with an orangutan throughout the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

CBS edited 17 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere. See more »

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Absolutely the worst Tarzan film ever made
19 May 1999 | by granlSee all my reviews

For that matter one of the worst FILMS ever made. Plot goes as follows. Slog through jungle looking areas for 10 minutes or so. Have Bo go somewhere and strip. Slog through the jungle some more. Give Bo another excuse to strip. Back to the jungle. Oh look! There's a Tarzan looking guy! Strip, Bo - strip. Kill the safari people. Tarzan looking guy has a fight scene. Saves Bo. Bo strips. Run credits. Run credits, run.


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