Why give a movie that you think is top notch only 4 stars?
It's got everything, even bad acting at the begining by Harris and his sprog, yahooooooo, I would not have said father and son, I would have said chalk and cheese. How irritating was that sprog? Apart from Harris's ineptitude for acting and bad singing in his earlier days, this was much better by far.
I was not keen on the made-up African names, they sounded oh so phoney. Burton and Granger were a hoot at the begining and believable to boot. Roger Moore was better at this than as Bond, Hardy Kruger was not the one that got away in this, his realization that black & white can live in harmony in Africa was realized to late, but the sentiment was there for all to see. For some unknown reason Medic Griffith was missed out on Play.com's credits, he was, as always, underappreciated as an actor and is a fine comedic actor, he played his part to perfection.
I rate this up there with some of the best, not far behinds such classics as The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Guns of Navarone, The Great Escape, The Manificent Seven, Black Hawk Down and a few more. Worth watching time and time again.
A Brilliant castt, Brilliant storyline, a classic without a doubt!!!
This movie is one to keep in anyone's DVD library.
The opening music sung by Joan Armatrading was to die for, how apt and how true were those lyrics, even today they would not be out of place anywhere. As fresh today as it was moving all those years ago.