THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS (1996 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

The Ghost and the Darkness seems to work in a spiritual realm more than a realm of reality. Two lions target a bridge building project in Africa and seem to kill certain persons selectively. Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas team to solve the problem in order to keep the bridge construction on schedule. Despite the lack of really well-defined characters, the film is fresh and worth watching.

Storyline

Two lions wreak havoc on a bridge construction project in Africa.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Stephen Hawkins for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Michael Douglas and Steven Reuther for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Charles Remington (Michael Douglas), Colonel John Henry Patterson (Val Kilmer), Robert Beaumont (Tom Wilkinson), Samuel (John Kani), Dr. David Hawthorne (Bernard Hill), Angus Starling (Brian McCardie), Helena Patterson (Emily Mortimer), Abdullah (Om Puri), and Mahina (Henry Cele).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a film that shouldn’t be missed. It has a strong African flavor that appeals.

Ben Meyers

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