Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Movie Review 1984

Information and Film Reviews for Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes the Movie

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The seventh Earl of Greystoke becomes a shipwrecked orphan and is raised by apes. Ruling the ape-clan in the vine-swinging persona of Tarzan, he is discovered by an anthropologist and returned to his ancestral home in Scotland, where he is immediately recognized by his grandfather. The contrast between the behavior of man and ape is interesting, and Tarzan's introduction to society is fun, but there's no melodrama or cliff-hanging action, as we've come to expect of the Tarzan genre. Due to her heavy southern accent, Andie MacDowell (as Jane) had her voice dubbed by Glenn Close.


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Available on VHS
Running time 130 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Jungle Stories, Role Reversal, Tarzan, Special FX Wizards: Rick Baker, Books to Film: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Scotland, Culture Clash, Shipwrecked, Africa
Michael Austin
Christopher Lambert, Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, James Fox, Andie MacDowell, Ian Charleson, Cheryl Campbell, Nigel Davenport
Hugh Hudson
Warner Bros.


N.Y. Film Critics 1984: Support. Actor (Richardson).

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