R | | Adventure, Drama, History
The legendary true-story of Capt. Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's tumultuous expedition to find the source of the Nile river.
English actor Richard E. Grant, who plays Larry Oliphant, was actually born in Africa, in Mbabane, Swaziland. Grant has starred in such other Africa set movies as Adventures in Zambezia (2012) and The Story of an African Farm (2004) as well as writing and directing the Swaziland set Wah-Wah (2005).
Arab chief in Cairo:
In this wilderness you will find only Allah's terrible whimsy.
Burton's scar is wrong. The spear completely pierced his face from one side to the other, with a huge scar appearing on both sides. Also, the angle of the scar is reversed, as the actual scar went from his cheekbone and to the corner of his mouth.
This motion picture's opening title card reads: "East African Coast 1854".
$66,683 25 February 1990