PG | | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
It took director Sydney Pollack and writer Kurt Luedtke two years to put together the script. The elements of the plot included Blixen's Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass. Much local color was drawn from Elsbeth Huxley's The Flame Trees of Thika.
If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have ...
During the lion attack scene, Denys pulls an additional 2 spare cartridges from his belt as a ready reload. However he carries them with his right hand, his trigger hand, and also the hand needed to break the action to reload. No experienced double-gun hunter would do this. The 2 reload cartridges must be carried in the left hand, leaving the right hand free to manipulate the rifle.
Network TV version features additional footage not included in theatrical release.
For Me and My Gal
Music by George W. Meyer
Played as dance music at the party
$3,637,290 (USA) (22 December 1985)
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