Hatari! (1962)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
John Wayne Sean Mercer
Hardy Kruger Kurt Mueller
Elsa Martinelli Anna-Maria D'Alessandro (Dallas)
Gérard Blain Chips Chalmoy
Red Buttons Pockets
Michéle Girardon Brandy Delacourt
Bruce Cabot Vaughn
Eduard Franz Dr. Sanderson
Henry Scott Sikh Clerk
Emmett E. Smith Bartender
Hardy Krüger Kurt Mueller (as Hardy Kruger)
Michèle Girardon Brandy de la Corte (as Michele Girardon)
Valentin de Vargas Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez
Queenie Leonard Nurse (scenes deleted)
Jon Chevron Joseph (uncredited)
Sam Harris Man in store (uncredited)
Eric Rungren (uncredited)
Emmett Smith Bartender (uncredited)
J. Williams Masai Warrior
Val de Vargas Luis Francisco Garcia Lopez
Gerard Blain
Val De Vargos
Michele Girardon
Movie Details
Genre Action; Comedy; Adventure; Drama; Romance
Director Howard Hawks
Producer Howard Hawks; Paul Helmick
Writer Harry Kurnitz; Leigh Brackett
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 2 hr 38 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Hatari! is Swahili for "danger"—and also the word for action, adventure and broad comedy in this two-fisted Howard Hawks effort. John Wayne stars as the head of a daring Tanganyka-based group which captures wild animals on behalf of the world's zoos. Hardy Kruger , Gerad Blain and Red Buttons are members of Wayne's men-only contingent, all of whom are reduced to jello when the curvaceous Elsa Martinelli enters the scene. In tried and true Howard Hawks fashion, Martinelli quickly becomes "one of the guys," though Wayne apparently can't say two words to her without sparking an argument. The second half of this amazingly long (159 minute) film concerns the care and maintenance of a baby elephant; the barely credible finale is devoted to a comic pachyderm stampede down an urban African street, ending literally at the foot of Martinelli's bed. The other scene worth mentioning involves comedy-relief Red Buttons' efforts to create a fireworks-powered animal trap. Not to be taken seriously for a minute, Hatari is attractively packaged and neatly tied up with a danceable-pranceable theme song by Henry Mancini . — Hal Erickson
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Index 3
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Wal-Mart
Owner JC
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1; Region 2
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
1.78 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 097360662948
Chapters 17
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English; Arabic; Bulgarian; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Finnish; Greek; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Icelandic; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Slovenian; Swedish; Turkish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen