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Ivory Hunters (1990)

Unrated | | Adventure | TV Movie 20 August 1990
An author discovers that his missing research assistant's disappearance may be related to illegal trade in ivory tusks. He's then asked by the local inspector to help him find the poachers.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writers:

Bradley T. Winter (story), Richard A. Guttman (teleplay) (as Richard Guttman) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lithgow ... Robert Carter
Isabella Rossellini ... Maria DiConti
James Earl Jones ... Inspector Nkuru
Tony Todd ... Jomo
Olek Krupa
Carolyn Nelson Carolyn Nelson ... Liz Page
Colin Mothupi Colin Mothupi ... Kimuyu
Oliver Litondo ... Kenneth
Sidede Onyulo ... Sirwa
Ken Mason Ken Mason ... Major Hawkins
Ben Pont Ben Pont ... Van Ghenter
Allaudin Qureshi Allaudin Qureshi ... Poojyajee
Martin Olenko Martin Olenko ... Chengo
Joseph Sargent Joseph Sargent ... Andy
Shane Mwigerere Shane Mwigerere ... Liz's Killer
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An author discovers that his missing research assistant's disappearance may be related to illegal trade in ivory tusks. He's then asked by the local inspector to help him find the poachers.

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He came to Africa to find a murderer. He stayed to fight her war.

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Adventure

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Elephant See more »

Filming Locations:

Nairobi, Kenya See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Lithgow and Isabella Rossellini would appear together one more time in "Don Quixote" (2000) (TV)_. See more »

Soundtracks

AFRICAN SONG
Performed by Sarah Marshall
Arrangement by Charles Bernstein
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Worthy but dull
30 May 2002 | by lorenellroySee all my reviews

Shown recently on UK television under the title"The Last Elephant" this comes over as well intentioned but curiously flat,and falling between two stools being neither wholesome family material or a gritty expose of the illegal ivory trade John Lithgow plays a respected but hard drinking novelist whose research assistant is murdered while stumbling across ivory hunting when taking photographs of elephants in Kenya.He journeys to Africa and becomes involved with the attempt by the Game Department and Nairobi Police to track down the poachers.In the process he forms a romantic attachment with the head of an elephant preserve and p[laces himself in danger.

Performance are good as you would expect from a cast with the likes of Lithgow ,James Earl Jones(in sonorous voice as the Nairobi cop assigned to the case)Isabella Rossellini and Tony Todd.Visually pleasing thanks to its Kenyan locations the movie lacks real drama and plods to a conclusion.Pity,since it is an important subject and the movie will have done some good if it raises the issue with anyone who comes across it.


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