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Gorillas in the Mist

PG-13| 2 hr. 9 min.

Plot Summary
This film is an adaptation of wildlife expert Dian Fossey's autobiography. Midwesterner Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) leaves the United States for Africa, where she studies the gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda. As Fossey develops a bond with the animals, she also becomes wary of the poachers who prey on them. Fearing that the gorillas will go extinct if humans continue to hunt them, she organizes a defense league to protect the animals; in doing so, though, she puts herself in a perilous situation.

Cast: Sigourney Weaver , Bryan Brown , Julie Harris , John Omirah Miluwi , Iain Cuthbertson , Constantin Alexandrov , Waigwa Wachira , Iain Glen

Director: Michael Apted

Genres: Docudrama

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

Release Date: September 23rd, 1988|2 hr. 9 min.

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'Gorillas in the Mist': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Sigourney Weaver Classic

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Few movies can boast a real-world impact, but "Gorillas in the Mist," the biopic of slain primatologist Dian Fossey, is one of them. Released 25 years ago (on September 23, 1988), the film alerted th...

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