While on an African expedition with her father, Jane Parker meets Tarzan, and the two become fascinated by each other.

Director:

John Derek

Writers:

Tom Rowe (screenplay by), Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon the characters created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bo Derek ... Jane Parker
Richard Harris ... James Parker
John Phillip Law ... Harry Holt
Miles O'Keeffe ... Tarzan
Akushula Selayah Akushula Selayah ... Africa
Steve Strong Steve Strong ... Ivory King
Maxime Philoe Maxime Philoe ... Riano
Leonard Bailey Leonard Bailey ... Feathers
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Club Member (voice)
Laurie Main ... Club Member (voice)
Harold Ayer ... Club Member (voice)
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Storyline

The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured by savages, Tarzan comes to the rescue. Written by Anonymous

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The Lord of the Apes goes ape for Bo Derek See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Reportedly, Treat Williams was once touted by the MGM studio to play Tarzan in this picture. See more »

Goofs

There are no wild reticulated or Burmese pythons in Africa. See more »

Quotes

Parker: Open your eyes. Lift them up. Now!
Jane: Oh, my God!
Parker: I told you - I told you it was a god damn big rock.
Jane: Oh, my God!
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Crazy Credits

On the MGM logo the MGM lion's roar is replaced with Tarzan's yell. See more »

Alternate Versions

CBS edited 17 minutes from this film for its 1983 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Remade as Tarzan (1999) See more »

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Who looks better naked than Bo?
24 September 1999 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

Wonderful action-packed adventure full of delightful campy humor, sexy romance, and Oscar-caliber performances...HA! HA! had you going there didn't I? Come on folks! This is a Bo Derek film...Bo Bo Bolero Bo. The only reason to see one of her soft-core nudie romps is to see her romp nudie. John should have shot it as an X-rated film. Bo can't act, but she's always cute (and when isn't a perfect 10 worth watching?) For extra fun try a double feature with Tanya Roberts' "Sheena: Queen of the Jungle."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan, the Ape Man - Me Jane See more »

Filming Locations:

Seychelles See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$36,565,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,565,280
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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