|East africa, 1896. Two lions on a man-eating rampage have shut down the construction of a railway. Big-game hunter remington and construction engineer patterson set out to stop these unstoppable monsters. But in this astonishing tale of man vs.. Beast, the hunters become the hunted.|
Editor's NoteBased 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....
|Julie Janata - Editor|
|Steven J. Mirkovich - Editor|
|Vilmos Zsigmond - Director of Photography|
|Robert Brown - Editor|
|Gale Anne Hurd - Producer|
|William Goldman - Screenwriter|
|Ellen Mirojnick - Costume Designer|
|A. Kitman Ho - Producer|
|Jerry Goldsmith - Composer|
|Paul B. Radin - Producer|
|Stuart Wurtzel - Production Designer|
|Stephen Hopkins - Director|
This is the kind of movie I could watch again and again because the plot keeps you engaged in the movie, the hunted theme is suspenseful, and scenary is great.
From someone who is not a big movie person, I thought this was a tremendously well-done film - intelligent, suspenseful, and largely based on a true story. Very highly recommended...
They really are there9/7/2005
Watch this movie and know that these cats are at the Natural History Museum in Chicago. Not enough to represent all three, but it's still erie. Go See!!!
Worth your time and money3/1/2002
If you haven't seen this movie, I'm not surprised. I stumbled on it quite by accident, and was very happy I did. Everything about the movie is fantastic. The cinemetography is gorgeous. Kilmer and Douglas are excellent actors, and their characters are perfectly balanced against each other. Suspense, action, storyline, this movie does a great job with all three. It's based on a true story which puts you even that much more into the movie's plot development. Do yourself a favor, buy this movie. You will not be disappointed.