Gorillas in the Mist

D: Michael Apted
Universal/Warner Bros./Guber-Peters (Arnold Glimcher, Terence Clegg, Robert Nixon & Judy Kessler)
USA 🇺🇸 1988
129 mins


W: Anna Hamilton Phelan & Tab Murphy [based on an article by Harold T. P. Hayes]
DP: John Seale
Ed: Stuart Baird
Mus: Maurice Jarre
PD: John Graysmark

Sigourney Weaver (Dian Fossey), Bryan Brown (Bob Campbell), Julie Harris (Roz Carr), John Omirah Miluwi (Sembagare), Iain Cuthbertson (Dr. Louis Leakey), Constantin Alexandrov (Van Vecten), Waigwa Wachira (Mukara)

Gorillas In The Mist is the true story of Dian Fossey, a research scientist who ventures into the great outdoors to study the primates, antagonising a group of poachers, who possibly contributed to her death under mysterious circumstances.
Sigourney Weaver is absolutely fantastic as chain-smoking, passionate Fossey, while the scenes in which she establishes communication with the creatures truly make the film worth viewing, with seamless integration between real-life animals and Rick Baker designed special effects. A tad overlong, but certainly not a boring film.

Sigourney Weaver in Gorillas in the Mist
Sigourney Weaver in Gorillas in the Mist