Hatari!

Hatari!

DVD - 2001
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John Wayne heads a group of highly skilled professional game hunters in Africa who capture the ferocious big game with strong rope and cameras for zoos and circus attractions.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2001.
ISBN: 9780792172901
0792172906
Branch Call Number: DVD Hatari
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (157 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 04, 2018

I'm not sure I would describe this as "fun family entertainment," per the reviewer below, unless you find animals being captured to be sold to zoos fun. Nor is the chain smoking (See below.) the most disturbing sequence. "Hatari!" means "danger" in Swahili, although I thought it meant "animal cruelty." This 1962 movie, while featuring some great location photography (In present day Tanzania.), it's hard to watch for the way the animals are treated, as all the captures of exotic animals (Rhinos, monkeys, elephants) is real and presumably not monitored by any humane organization. If you can get over that, I guess it's an okay movie by Howard Hawks starring John Wayne as John Wayne. I have no idea why it's nearly 3 hours long; there's not much of a plot, there are plenty of long sequences of the characters just drinking, smoking, and talking (A Hawks specialty.), and the humor is lame. There are Africans, but they're mostly in the background. It does have a multi-racial (Mexican, Native American, German, Italian, French) cast, which is kinda progressive, and the two actresses break up the masculine atmosphere with aplomb and verve. The elephants give the best performances. Score by Henry Mancini, which includes the now famous "Baby Elephant Walk." Hawks and Wayne also worked together on "Red River," "Rio Bravo," "El Dorado," and "Rio Lobo."

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jfoxbooks
Mar 30, 2016

a funny movie. However, there one point that is off putting these days. There is horrid chain smoking sequence that is hard to watch

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zinger67
Sep 29, 2015

Fun family entertainment, with a really good enjoyable musical score. Great scenery in Africa.

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Anneatthelibrary
Sep 28, 2015

Africa, animals and adventure, with a little light romance thrown in. You will recognize most of the actors if you like old movies, I really enjoy John Wayne and Red Buttons but the whole cast is great together. It was a different world when this movie was filmed but it has lots of humor, great music and beautiful scenery.

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