Roar

Roar (1981)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Comedy, Thriller  |   Release Date - Oct 30, 1981  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Roar is a 1981 American adventure exploitation film written and directed by Noel Marshall, produced by and starring Marshall and his then wife Tippi Hedren, and co-starring Hedren's real-life daughter Melanie Griffith and Marshall's real-life sons John and Jerry. The film follows a family who are attacked by a range of ravening jungle animals at the secluded home of their keeper.

Roar became notorious for its troubled 11-year production, which resulted in 70 members of its cast and crew being injured by the many predatory animals used in the film, including its main stars sustaining life-threatening injuries ranging from bone fractures to scalpings and gangrene. Much of the footage capturing the injuries was included in the final cut of the film, resulting in real blood on screen. It has been considered the most dangerous film shoot in history.

The film was released theatrically in Europe in 1981, but was a financial failure. It was released theatrically in the United States for the first time on April 17, 2015. Hedren co-wrote the 1985 book Cats of Shambala about her experience of filming Roar.

Movie Info

Budget

$17,000,000

Box Office

$110,048

Tags

Africa, Animal Attack, Blood, Elephant, Hedren, Independent Film, Jungle, Leopard, Lion, Marshall, Tiger, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Reserve, Zebra

Attributes

Filming Location: California
Narrative Location: Africa

Alternate Titles

1.000 liontaria sto spiti mas...
GR
Dus med løverne
DK
Dyrenes konge - en ellevill komedie
NO
El gran rugido
MX, ES
Gebrul
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Homens e Feras
PT
Il grande ruggito
IT
Roar
AU, CA, FR, IN, GB, US
Roar - Die Löwen sind los
DE
Roar - Ein Abenteuer
DE
Roar - Ein wildes Abenteuer
DE
Roar - Ein wüstes Abenteuer
DE
Roars
JP
Рев
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ロアーズ
JP