|ROAR (director/writer: Noel Marshall; screenwriter: Ted Cassidy; cinematographer: Jan De Bont; music: Terence P Minogue; cast: Tippi Hedren (Madelaine), Noel Marshall (Hank), John Marshall (John), Melanie Griffith (Melanie), Jerry Marshall (Jerry), Frank Tom (Frank), Kyalo Mativo (Mativo); Runtime: 102; MPAA Rating: PG; producers: Tippi Hedren/Noel Marshall; Alamo Drafthouse Films; 1981)|
but earnest message film calling for the
preservation of wildlife in Africa, that
means well but passes for an inane
travelogue adventure tale."
by Dennis Schwartz
Marshall wrote, directed, produced and starred in this $17-million budgeted film (it was financed by Marshall and his wife Tippi). Though it takes place over two days, the film took five years to complete and eleven years to be released. It was plagued by injuries, fire, flood, and disease. It earned the reputation as the most disaster-plagued pic in Hollywood history.
For those who love oddball films, this one is odd.
The film's title is taken from the roar of the lions.
REVIEWED ON 10/5/2016 GRADE: C
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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