Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981 film)

Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981 film)

:"You may be looking for Tarzan the Ape Man from 1932, or Tarzan, the Ape Man from 1959"

name = Tarzan, the Ape Man

imdb_id = 0083170
director = John Derek
writer = Tom Rowe (screenplay)
Based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs
starring = Bo Derek
Richard Harris
John Phillip Law
Miles O'Keeffe
producer = Bo Derek
music = Perry Botkin Jr.
cinematography = John Derek
Wolfgang Dickmann
editing = Jimmy Ling
distributor = Metro Goldwyn Mayer
released = August 7, 1981 (USA)
runtime = 107 min.
country = United States
location = Sri Lanka
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 movie and adventure film directed by John Derek. It stars Bo Derek, Richard Harris, John Phillip Law and Miles O'Keeffe. The screenplay by Tom Rowe is 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!"

Plot summary

Hunter James Parker is in Africa searching 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.

Main cast

* 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 Maltin considers 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 Lincoln seem 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)

Box Office

This film grossed more than US$36,500,000 in the United States.

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