R | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers.
Many Maasai characters in the film were actually portrayed by South African actors, although the Maasai depicted during the hunt were portrayed by real Maasai warriors who were hired for the movie.
This is the most famous and true African adventure.
When Patterson is waiting up on his perch (with the baboon as bait), the familiar "Who-cooks-for-you" call of a barred owl (Strix varia), only found in North America, can be plainly heard in the background. Although there is a species known as the African barred owl, it is an entirely different species (Glaucidium capense) and is much smaller, with a call bearing no resemblance to that of the larger American species.
The beginning of the end credits is shown with a photograph of the real bridge as background.
$9,215,063 (USA) (13 October 1996)
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