Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire) directs this lavish adaption highlighting the legendary character's dual nature as master of the African jungle and as John Clayton, seventh Earl of Greystoke, heir to one of Scotland’s great estates. An infant raised to manhood among savage apes, living by his wits and the law of the jungle, returns to society to claim his inheritance of humanity and privilege. This collision of "wild" and "civilized" worlds is the extraordinary saga of Tarzan, chronicled in Edgar Rice Burroughs' popular book series. Christopher Lambert (in the title role), Andie MacDowell (in her movie debut) and Sir Ralph Richardson (in one of his final performances) star in this "ravishing, magical epic" (Guy Flatley, Cosmopolitan).

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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

PG

Family/Adventure/Romance/Drama · 2h 15m · 3/29/1984

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Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire) directs this lavish adaption highlighting the legendary character's dual nature as master of the African jungle and as John Clayton, seventh Earl of Greystoke, heir to one of Scotland’s great estates. An infant raised to manhood among savage apes, living by his wits and the law of the jungle, returns to society to claim his inheritance of humanity and privilege. This collision of "wild" and "civilized" worlds is the extraordinary saga of Tarzan, chronicled in Edgar Rice Burroughs' popular book series. Christopher Lambert (in the title role), Andie MacDowell (in her movie debut) and Sir Ralph Richardson (in one of his final performances) star in this "ravishing, magical epic" (Guy Flatley, Cosmopolitan).

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Status

Released

Languages

French, English

Country

United Kingdom

Production Companies

Warner Bros. Pictures, WEA Records, Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.

Budget

$27,000,000

Revenue

$45,858,563
Cast
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Ralph Richardson

The Sixth Earl of Greystoke
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Nigel Davenport

Major Jack Downing
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Nicholas Farrell

Sir Hugh Belcher
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John Alexander

White Eyes, Primate Leader
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Paul Geoffrey

Lord John 'Jack' Clayton
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Hilton McRae

Willy
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David Suchet

Buller
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Rona Brown

Primate Sequences
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Ailsa Berk

Kala, Primate Mother
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Eric Langlois

Tarzan aged 12
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Frances D'Arcy

Primate Sequences
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Christopher Lambert

John Clayton / Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
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Tali McGregor

Infant Tarzan
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Ian Charleson

Jeffson Brown
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Paul Brooke

The Rev. Stimson
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Roddy Maude-Roxby

Olivestone
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Peter Elliott

Silverbeard, Primate Father (as as Elliott W. Cane)
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Richard Griffiths

Captain Billings
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Jacobin Yarro

Riverbank Chief (uncredited)
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John Wells

Sir Evelyn Blount
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Christopher Beck

Droopy Ears, Tarzan's Childhood Friend
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Ravinder

Dean
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Peter Kyriakou

Tarzan aged one
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James Fox

Lord Charles Esker
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Danny Potts

Tarzan aged 5 (as Daniel Potts)
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Tristram Jellinek

Chalky White (as Tristram Jellineck)
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Cheryl Campbell

Lady Alice Clayton
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Martin Scully

Primate Sequences
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Eugene Little

Primate Sequences
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Tina Maskell

Primate Sequences
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Douglas Mann

Primate Sequences (as Dougie Mann)
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Rory Mitchell

Primate Sequences
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Martin Pallot

Primate Sequences
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Deep Roy

Primate Sequences
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Harriet Thorpe

Iris (uncredited)
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Mak Wilson

Figs, Tarzan's Follower
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Philip Tan

Primate Sequences
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Ian Holm

Capitaine Phillippe D'Arnot
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Tessa Crockett

Primate Sequences
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Bridget Biagi

(uncredited)
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Andie MacDowell

Miss Jane Porter
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Toh Koksum

Primate Sequences
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David Endene

Boat Captain (uncredited)
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Sheila Latimer

Duchess (uncredited)
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Derek Lyons

Footman (uncredited)
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Alison Macrae

(uncredited)
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Andrea Miller

Governess (uncredited)
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Philemon Blake Ondoua

Aloo (uncredited)
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Kiran Shah

Primate Sequences
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Emile Abossolo M'bo

(uncredited)
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Georgia Clarke

Primate Sequences
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George Antoni

Primate Sequences (as George Yiasoumi)
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Elaine Collins

Ruby (uncredited)
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David Forman

Primate Sequences
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Colin Charles

Olly (uncredited)
Crew
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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Writer
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Hugh Hudson

Director
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Michael Austin

Writer
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Robert Towne

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan

(DVD, Keep Case (HD, Low))

6/8/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

6/26/2013

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