Gorillas in the Mist Poster

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: April 13th, 1999

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

Production Co: Warner Bros., Guber-Peters Company, Universal Pictures

Keywords: 1960s, Quest, Inspiring, 1980s, Intense, 1970s, Underdog


Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Sound
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)