Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
Follows the life of Karen Blixen, who establishes a plantation in Africa. Her life is Complicated by a husband of convenience (Bror Blixen), a true love (Denys), troubles on the plantation, schooling of the natives, war, and catching VD from her husband. Written by
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Robert Redford initially intended to play Denys Finch Hatton as an Englishman. Director Sydney Pollack felt it would be too distracting for audiences. Redford had to overdub some of his lines from early takes, when he used a trace of English accent. See more »
[to Karen, whose horse has run away, leaving her at the mercy of an approaching lion]
I wouldn't run. If you do, she'll think you're something good to eat.
[staring at lion]
Have you - Do you have a gun?
She won't like the smell of you.
Shoot - shoot it.
She's had breakfast.
Please shoot her.
Well, let's give her a moment.
[as lion comes closer]
Oh my God, shoot her!
[Lion approaches Karen then wanders off into brush]
Just how much closer did you expect to let her come?
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I had heard of this film quite alot but had never seen it. Today I did and was amazed. It is based on the life of a danish female author who moves to Africa. Meryl Streep is exellent as the lead role and keeps a believable danish accent all the way through the film. Robert Redford is also excellent as. But of course the best feature of this film is the beautiful African scnery. It captivates the viewer and I think even if the acting was poor the scenery would still make you like the film. I cannot think of any other film I have seen that has matched this one. I recommened it to anyone. This truly is a touching, marvellous film
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