Tarzan the Ape Man
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Bo Derek stars in this steamy update of a classic Tarzan film. Jim Parker, his beautiful daughter, Jane, and safari photographer Holt embark on an expedition to the wilds of Africa in search of the fabled elephants' graveyard. Instead they find Tarzan, The Ape Man. While Jane is swimming in a secluded pool, Tarzan kidnaps her. Jim threatens the jungle lord, but Tarzan soon returns Jane unharmed--and smitten. The Parker expedition, however, is captured by the murderous Ivory Warriors, guardians of the sacred elephants' graveyard. Tarzan rescues Jane from the brutal warrior chief, but her father is killed--and Jane decides to stay in the jungle with the ape-man she loves.]]>
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Richard Harris, an explorer in deepest, darkest Africa, is expecting the next boat to deliver a cannon, but instead he receives bombshell Bo, playing his long-estranged daughter. Her thespian skills had not improved one whit since her first Bad Movie with Harris, Orca, but blank-eyed Bo clearly hadn't a clue. "You first-class b--tard," she says to Harris, mistakenly believing that the dreamy, "I've-just-had-the-most-fabulous-orgasm" look on her face could possibly be interpreted as anger. Bo's utter ineptitude is made all the funnier by Harris's response, which is to ham it up to the skies--and beyond. When Bo leaves his welcoming party, Harris says to his mongrels, "She didn't find me a pretty sight. Do you think I--overdressed?" We fully expect one of the dogs to reply, "No, you--overacted."
Bo takes command of this soft-core extravaganza by doing what she's best at: stripping off her Banana Republic-style wardrobe to swim--well, perhaps "bob" is the more accurate term--in that ocean surf rarely seen in films set in the middle of the Dark Continent.Read more ›
So, is it really that bad? Not really. Is it good? Not really. Is it worth watching? Definitely.
First of all, the movie is not so much about Tarzan as about Jane, and her relationship with her estranged father, explorer James Parker. Great actor Richard Harris plays James Parker and Harris gives us some of the most hilarious overacting you'll likely to see in a long time. The drama part of the story, the relationship between Parker and Jane, is laughable, because the dialoge is so silly and because of Harris's absurd acting. Other examples of Harris's overacting is when, at night, they hear Tarzan yell in the distance, and Parker screams "Oh, shut up, you bo-oring sonuvabitch!"
Jane joins her father's expedition and before long, Jane meets Tarzan, when he saves her from a lion while she's taking a bath (one of several bathing scenes whose main purpose is to show Bo Derek with no clothes.
After a while Jane meets Tarzan again, after he saves her from a snake. He fights the snake in what may be one of the worst "action" scenes ever filmed, in slow motion and double exposure, so we don't see what happened. Anyway, Tarzan gets injured and Jane tries to nurse him back to consciousness with the help from an elephant and some chimps, while saying things like, "I've never touched a man before, but I like it. I like it very much". Later, Tarzan wakes up and she continues talking to him, even though he obviously doesn't understand English. For some reason she says "Do you know you're more beautiful than any girl I know?Read more ›
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I remembered seeing this movie on tv when I was a teenager, and when I saw it for rental on Amazon, I couldn't resist. I should've resisted. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kellie
It was interesting. I really bought it for a friend of mine who had never seen it.Published 3 months ago by Mildred E Glenn
One woman is topless multiple times and she gives a far away full frontalPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great scenery ! Enjoyed watching because of that & lots of wildlife scenery,exotic animals, reptiles, birds etc ....beautiful beaches!!... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Carol Carrot
Bo Derek outshines Tarzan. I forgot how bad this movie was for promoting Bo Derek and Richard Harris.Published 7 months ago by A-Man
I had not seen this movie since it first aired. Wow, it was worse than I had remembered. The "Tarzan" actor was wayyyy underutilized - what a waste! Read morePublished 7 months ago by slcRN71
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