A Good Man in Africa Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for A Good Man in Africa the Movie

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Bumbling low-level British diplomat gets caught up in the high-level political turmoil of a newly independent African state. Confusing plot has borderline incompetent blackmailed by corrupt politician into bribing respected doctor for local land rights. Wow, corrupt officials, ineffectual bureaucrats--go figure! Does to the British diplomatic corps what "A Fish Called Wanda" did to England's legal community, without the humor. Performances by Connery, Gossett and Lithgow almost make up for shortcomings in key areas such as writing and direction. Adapted from the novel by William Boyd.

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Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 95 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Drama, Politics, Africa
Screenplay
William Boyd
Cast
Colin Friels, Sean Connery, Louis Gossett, John Lithgow, Joanne Whalley, Diana Rigg
Cinematography
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Director
Bruce Beresford
Producer
John Fiedler, John Tarlov, Avi Lerner, Joseph M. Caracciolo, Sharon Harel, Jane Barclay, Polar Entertainment, Capitol Films, Gramercy Pictures

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