Running Wild Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Running Wild the Movie

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Harrison stars as Maj. Matt Robinson, a retired Air Force pilot who has taken a position with the U.N. to track elephant migrations in Africa. He takes his children Angela (Nevin) and Nicholas (Jones) with him. Once they arrive in Africa, Matt meets a pretty veternarian, Rachel (Hallier) and a guide, Isaac (Kanaventi). They enjoy a great adventure until Matt realizes that there are many elephant-hunting poachers in the area, and when they threaten Angela and Nicholas, Matt and Rachel spring into action to rescue the children. Fun film for the entire family, although a bit too preachy at times concerning the plight of endangered animals. Contains fine performances, as well as breathtaking nature photography. Horror-industry vet Harry Alan Towers executive produced this family film, which was directed by the writer of the slasher classic "Happy Birthday to Me"!


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Wild Kingdom, Africa
Gregory Harrison, Lori Hallier, Cody Jones, Brooke Nevin, Munyaradzi Kanaventi
Timothy Bond

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