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An expidition to the African Congo ends in disaster, and a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong. Based on the novel by Michael Crichton.
Where you are the endangered species
Release Date: June 09, 1995
Runtime: 109 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 4.5
Buried.com Rating: 5.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for jungle adventure terror and action and brief strong language.
Laura Linney ...Dr. Karen Ross
Dylan Walsh ...Dr. Peter Elliot
Ernie Hudson ...Captain Munro Kelly
Tim Curry ...Herkermer Homolka
Grant Heslov ...Richard
Joe Don Baker ...R.B. Travis
Lorene Noh ...Amy
Mary Ellen Trainor ...Moira
Misty Rosas ...Amy the Gorilla
Stuart Pankin ...Boyd
Carolyn Seymour ...Eleanor Romy
Romy Rosemont ...Assistant
James Karen ...College President / Elliot's Boss
Bill Pugin ...William
Lawrence T. Wrentz ...Prof. Arliss Wender
Robert Almodovar ...Rudy, TraviCom Security
Kathleen Connors ...Sally
Joel Weiss ...TraviCom Operator
John Hawkes ...Bob Driscoll
Peter Jason ...Mr. Janus
Jimmy Buffett ...727 Pilot
James Paradise ...Transport Worker #1 (as James R. Paradise)
William John Murphy ...Transport Worker #2
Thom Barry ...Samahani
Ayo Adejugbe ...African Airport Guard
Kevin Grevioux ...Roadblock Officer
Karara Muhoro ...Roadblock Soldier
Darnell Suttles ...Hospital Interrogator (as M. Darnell Suttles)
Michael Chinyamurindi ...Claude from Mombasa
Willie Amakye ...Lead Porter
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John Patrick Shanley
Congo Horror Film Trailer 1
Congo Horror Film Trailer 2
Soundtrack available on Epic Soundtrax
Original vocals arranged by Lebo M.
"Spirit Of Africa"
"The Village Chant"
More Movie Taglines:
- Where you are the endangered species
- Monroe: Quite frankly, the twentieth century sucks. Maybe the twenty-first will be better.
Monroe: They just blew up the president's car. Eddie: That was the president's car? Did they get him? Monroe: That's the bad news: no, they didn't.
Monroe: I'm your great white hunter for this trip, though I happen to be black.
Richard: So, what was your name again? Claude: Claude. Richard: Oh. Well, that's a very odd name for someone from... uh... where are you from again? Claude: Mbasa. Richard: Yeah, that's a very odd name for someone from Mbasa. Claude: Have you ever been to Mbasa? Richard: Um, no. Claude: Then what do you know about it?
Monroe: The ghost tribe has several levels of "dead." Someone's not dead until they're completely "dead."
- Director Frank Marshall originally intended to use the computer work pioneered on Jurassic Park (1993) for the gorillas, but opted for models as the computers weren't capable of reproducing hair.
The "diamonds" used for the scenes during the climax of the movie were actually Herkimer Diamonds borrowed from the Herkimer Diamond Mines of Middleville, New York. They are doubly-terminated (two-ended) quartz crystals that are found in only two places in the world. They were the only gems that would look enough like diamonds and be that large.
The diamond that was thrown out of the balloon at the end of the movie was lost, and so could not be returned to Herkimer Diamond Mines.
Dylan Walsh plays Dr. Peter Elliot, a primatologist who's returning a gorilla to the wild. The real Peter Elliot is a gorilla choreographer and ape performer in many movies, including this one.
Fred Dalton Thompson turned down a key role
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