Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

At the far ends of the earth she found a reason to live, and a cause to fight for.

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1988-09-23
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 542 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 9min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Guber-Peters Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Michael Apted
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From 542 Ratings


The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.

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  • Sigourney Weaver

    as Dian Fossey
  • Bryan Brown

    as Bob Campbell
  • Julie Harris

    as Roz Carr
  • John Omirah Miluwi

    as Sembagare
  • Iain Cuthbertson

    as Dr. Louis Leakey
  • Constantin Alexandrov

    as Claude Van Veeten
  • Waigwa Wachira

    as Mukara
  • Iain Glen

    as Brendan
  • David Lansbury

    as Larry
  • Maggie O'Neill

    as Kim
  • Konga Mbandu

    as Rushemba
  • Michael J. Reynolds

    as Howard Dowd
  • Gordon Masten

    as Photographer
Editing Stuart Baird Editor
Camera John Seale Director of Photography
Sound Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
Production Peter Guber Executive Producer
Production Jon Peters Executive Producer
Art Ken Court Art Direction
Art John Graysmark Production Design
Art Simon Wakefield Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Rick Baker Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Catherine Leterrier Costume Design
Directing Michael Apted Director
Writing Anna Hamilton Phelan Screenplay
Writing Anna Hamilton Phelan Story
Production Arne Glimcher Producer
Writing Tab Murphy Story
Production Terence A. Clegg Producer
Camera Murray Close Still Photographer
Directing Mary Holdsworth Script Supervisor
Sound Peter Handford Sound Mixer