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The Ghost and the Darkness
Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer




Overview -
Based on a true story, THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS takes place in Africa during the late 1890s and concerns two ferocious lions who killed 130 railroad construction workers in only two months. A pair of courageous men, no-nonsense engineer John Patterson (Val Kilmer) and rugged hunter Charles Remington (Michael Douglas), set out to shoot the creatures, known as the Ghost and the Darkness. Making their task even harder is the two animals un-lionlike behavior--they kill in tandem, attack in the daylight, and show no fear of anything. Soon the hunters become the hunted....

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Overview

Based on a true story, THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS takes place in Africa during the late 1890s and concerns two ferocious lions who killed 130 railroad construction workers in only two months. A pair of courageous men, no-nonsense engineer John Patterson (Val Kilmer) and rugged hunter Charles Remington (Michael Douglas), set out to shoot the creatures, known as the Ghost and the Darkness. Making their task even harder is the two animals un-lionlike behavior--they kill in tandem, attack in the daylight, and show no fear of anything. Soon the hunters become the hunted....

Main Cast & Crew

Stephen Hopkins - Director
Michael Douglas
Val Kilmer
Tom Wilkinson
John Kani
Bernard Hill
Brian McCardie
Henry Cele
Om Puri
Emily Mortimer

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 110
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 032429281418
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: November 1998

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Action
Adventure
Suspense
Thriller
True Story
Animals
Jungle
Africa

 

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Notes:
Released theatrically in the USA October 11, 1996. Produced by Constellation Films. Color by Video Lab; prints by DeLuxe; shot with Panavision equipment.

Reviews:
"...A hypnotic spectacle....Douglas and Kilmer spar splendidly in their roles..." - 10/31/1996 Rolling Stone, p.78


"...A classy, high-gloss yarn with sterling production values, fine performances and breathtaking vistas. It's a literate and eerie true-life chiller..." - 10/07/1996 Variety

 

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