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Nairobi Affair (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 17 October 1984
A former Green Beret is hired by the Kenyan government to stop increasingly bold and violent poachers. As if that wasn't hard enough, he has to deal with his estranged father, now a safari guide, and with the woman they both love.

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Marvin J. Chomsky

Writer:

David Epstein
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charlton Heston ... Lee Cahill
John Savage ... Rick Cahill
Maud Adams ... Anne Malone
John Rhys-Davies ... Simon
Connie Booth ... Mrs. Gardner
Shane Rimmer ... Mr. Gardner
Thomas Baptiste ... Nbomba
Bill Wright Bill Wright ... Mr. Jensen
Elizabeth McConnell Elizabeth McConnell ... Mrs. Jensen
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A former Green Beret is hired by the Kenyan government to stop increasingly bold and violent poachers. As if that wasn't hard enough, he has to deal with his estranged father, now a safari guide, and with the woman they both love.

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They were dangerous men in a dangerous land. Father and son. Now a beautiful woman has pitted one against the other. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nairobi See more »

Filming Locations:

Kenya

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Robert Halmi See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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ABSORBING WITHOUT CHALLENGING ONE'S INTELLECT
3 November 2003 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

Shot entirely in Kenya, this action-adventure film rises above its flaws, chiefly of the post-production sort, telling to good effect a tale of a father and son, in love with the same woman, and their enterprises in Central Africa issuing from the son's Kenyan government contract to curtail poachers who have been killing protected species of wildlife. Lee Cahill ( Charlton Heston) and his son Rick (John Savage) have been estranged but recommence contact at the funeral of Lee's ex-wife and Rick's mother which Lee attends with his ladylove, Anne (Maud Adams), who also happens to be Rick's former lover, yet gives no sign of a lingering interest in him. Schism between the two men occurred when Lee, formerly a prominent hunter of game latterly adapted to guiding photographic safaris, left Rick's mother, for which the younger Cahill, a former Green Beret in Viet Nam, has never forgiven him. Method-acting Savage's somewhat fragile appearance operates against the credibility of his performance, specially after he is given full authority to bring about permanent extinguishment of poaching activity, but instead prefers to arrest the malefactors, even after they have attempted to kill him. A worthy attempt is made to balance the scenario's two major issues: control of the poaching problem and the possibility of a reconciliation between the two men, one of whom will face humiliation upon Anne's choice of a mate. Sturdy Heston is a bit past the calendar point where he should be declaiming platitudes of love to Adams as he must do here, and he is too slow and stiff-jointed to be fully plausible in action scenes; Adams is adequate in an underwritten role; Connie Booth is wasted in her brief part as a libidinous safari photographer's wife; however, the topflight Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies works hard at fashioning his ambiguous character. Kenya's bush country and its wildlife are remarkable and cinematographer Ronnie Taylor creates striking imagery, but editor Eric Albertson has that difficulty of avoiding choppiness, particularly during the first half, when a work is heavily cut. Despite its shortcomings, the production's climactic scenes, although steeped in melodrama, combine satisfactorily as a result of capable direction and a proper emphasis upon the need to resolve the adversarial status of the two principals.


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