Hatari

Theatrical Release: June 19, 1962
DVD Release: July 24, 2001
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Synopsis

As American game catcher Sean Mercer, John Wayne leads a team of trappers throughout Tanganyika as they capture animals for the world’s zoos. Elsa Martinelli plays a photographer who strikes a deal to travel with the crew — against Sean’s wishes. Adventure, camaraderie, love and laughs combine against the breathtaking vistas of Africa in this 1962 treat from master director Howard Hawks. Red Buttons also stars as cabbie turned hunter Pockets.

Dove Review

Here is a different movie for John Wayne. When you think of the “Duke’ one usually thinks of war movies or westerns, never of him as a leader of a group that capture animals for zoos. This movie has some great footage of the action it takes to obtain a wild beast in Africa. There are some hilarious moments, taking the film on the comedy side every once in awhile, which keeps the 2 1/2 hours on the move.

This movie has some romance and it seems that every time the group is not chasing animals they are having cocktails and smoking. When you think of it any movie made in the 1960s has a lot of the previous combinations. “Hatari” is awarded the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for 12+.

Content Description

Sex: Couple kissing.
Language: H-3; D-3; SOB slurred.
Violence: Man horned by rhino; hunting of animals to be captured; vehicle tips over.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking of all main characters; a couple of main characters shown as being drunk.
Nudity: Woman in bath tub and behind towel.
Other: None

Info

Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Director: Howard Hawks
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 158 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe