Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

Sigourney Weaver
Director: Michael Apted Cast: Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
, Bryan Brown
Bryan Brown
, Julie Harris
Julie Harris
Michael Apted

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Gorillas in the Mist is based on the autobiographical 1983 book by naturalist Dian Fossey. Before the book could be brought before the cameras, Fossey had been mysteriously killed; her death provides a logical, if somewhat ghoulish climax to the film. A Kentucky girl, Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) is inspired by famed anthropologist Louis Leakey (Iain Cuthbertson) to devote her life to the study of primates. Traveling into deepest Africa, Fossey becomes fascinated with the lives and habits of the rare mountain gorillas of the Ugandan wilderness. Studying them at close quarters, Fossey develops a means of communicating with the gorillas, and in so doing becomes obsessed with the beasts' well-being. She is so devoted to "her" mountain that she loses the opportunity for a romance with a National Geographic photographer (Bryan Brown). Appalled by the poaching of the gorillas for their skins, Fossey complains to the Ugandan government, which dismisses her by explaining that poaching is the only means by which some of the Ugandan natives can themselves survive. She refuses to accept this, and becomes a militant animal-rights activist, burning down the poachers' villages and even staging a mock execution of one of the offenders.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/07/2014
UPC: 0025192222658
Original Release: 1988
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Time: 2:10:00
Sales rank: 16,139

Special Features

Archival featurette; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sigourney Weaver Dian Fossey
Bryan Brown Bob Campbell
Julie Harris Roz Carr
John Omirah Miluwi Sembagare
Iain Cuthbertson Dr. Louis Leakey
Constantin Alexandrov Van Vecten
Waigwa Wachira Mukara
David Lansbury Larry
Maggie O'Neill Kim
Iain Glen Brendon
Konga Mbandu Rushemba
Michael J. Reynolds Howard Dowd
Gordon Masten Photographer
Peter Nduati Batwa Chief
Helen Fraser Mme. Van Vecten
John Alexander Mime Artist
Peter Elliott Mime Artist

Technical Credits
Michael Apted Director
Stuart Baird Editor
Richard Baker Associate Producer,Makeup Special Effects
Christine Beveridge Makeup
Chris Brock Asst. Director
Rona Brown Consultant/advisor
Terence A. Clegg Co-producer
Ken Court Art Director,Production Designer
Marion Dougherty Casting
Arnold Glimcher Co-producer
John Graysmark Production Designer
Peter Guber Executive Producer
Peter Handford Sound/Sound Designer
David Harris Special Effects
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Judy Kessler Co-producer
Catherine Leterrier Costumes/Costume Designer
Tim Lewis Asst. Director
Tab Murphy Screenwriter
Robert Nixon Co-producer
Jon Peters Executive Producer
Anna Hamilton Phelan Original Story,Screenwriter
Alan Root Cinematographer
John Seale Cinematographer
Mary Selway Casting
Simon Wakefield Set Decoration/Design

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