Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

Ralph Richardson
Director: Hugh Hudson Cast: Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
, Ian Holm
Ian Holm
, James Fox
James Fox
Hugh Hudson


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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a reverent retelling of the Edgar Rice Burroughs original, with a 1980s-sensibilities slant. Shipwrecked on the coast of Africa, Lord Jack Clayton (Paul Geoffrey) and his pregnant wife Lady Alice (Cheryl Campbell) attempt to survive in the hostile environment, but both die shortly after the birth of their son John. Abandoned in the wilderness, the orphaned John is adopted by a family of rather highly evolved apes, and raised as one of their own. Years later, John-now known as Tarzan, and now played by Christopher Lambert-comes across a party of white hunters. Rescuing one of the intruders, Belgian Captain Phillipe D'Arnot (Ian Holm) from a horrible death , Tarzan is taught to speak English by the grateful D'Arnot. Coming across the remains and possessions of Tarzan's parents, D'Arnot discovers that the Lord of the Jungle is actually the Earl of Greystoke. Brought back to England, Tarzan is introduced to society, where his crude, apelike manners offend everyone--except the likeable (and painfully senile) 6th Lord of Greystoke (Ralph Richardson, in his final film role) and Greystoke's American ward, Jane Porter (Andie McDowell, whose Southern-fried voice is dubbed by Glenn Close). Disturbed at the notion of Tarzan's inheriting Greystoke manner, his more greedy relatives begin plotting against him. But it is Tarzan himself who decides that he cannot adapt himself to England-especially after a painful reunion with his ape foster father, imprisoned in a science-lab cage.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/2013
UPC: 0883316789803
Original Release: 1984
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 2:17:00
Sales rank: 3,849

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ralph Richardson Sixth Earl of Greystoke
Ian Holm Capt. Phillippe D'Arnot
James Fox Lord Esker
Christopher Lambert John Clayton/Tarzan
Andie MacDowell Miss Jane Porter
Cheryl Campbell Lady Alice Clayton
Ian Charleson Jeffson Brown
Nigel Davenport Maj. Jack Downing
Nicholas Farrell Sir Hugh Belcher
Paul Geoffrey Lord Jack Clayton
Richard Griffiths Capt. Billings
Hilton McRae Willy
David Suchet Buller/Prince Max Von Hesse
John Wells Sir Evelyn Blount
Alisa Berk Kala, Primate Mother
David Enden Captain
Eric Langlois Tarzan at Age 12
Roddy Maude-Roxby Olivestone
Andrea Miller Governess
Patsy Pollock Actor
Harriet Thorpe Iris
Tristram Jellinek White
John Alexander White Eyes, Primate Leader
Paul Brooke Rev. Stimson
Glenn Close Miss Jane Porter
David Forman Primate Sequences
Deep Roy Primate Sequences
Kiran Shah Primate Sequences
Philip Tan Primate Sequences
Mak Wilson Figs, Tarzan's Follower

Technical Credits
Hugh Hudson Director,Producer
John Alcott Cinematographer
Michael Austin Screenwriter
Richard Baker Costumes/Costume Designer,Makeup Special Effects
Rona Brown Consultant/advisor
Stanley S. Canter Producer
Simon Channing-Williams Asst. Director
Anne V. Coates Editor
Ray Corbett Asst. Director
Stuart Craig Production Designer
Norman Dorme Art Director
Nic Ede Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Elliott Choreography
Simon Holland Art Director
Peter Kohn Set Decoration/Design
Ann Mollo Set Decoration/Design
John Mollo Costumes/Costume Designer
Shirley Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
John Scott Score Composer
Ivan Sharrock Sound/Sound Designer
Garth Thomas Associate Producer
P.H. Vazak Screenwriter
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects

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