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Tarzan, the Ape Man Details


John Derek directed this 1981 vanity production of the Tarzan tale as a bon-bon for his wife Bo Derek. The Bo Derek version answers any questions viewers may have had concerning Tarzan and Jane's sex life. The film begins as Jane (Bo Derek)'s father Parker (Richard Harris) heads to the African interior on the pretext of searching for hidden jungle secrets. He is actually looking for Tarzan (Miles O'Keeffe), whom he plans to kidnap and bring back to England dead or alive. Jane accompanies her manic father, along with his unassuming assistant Holt (John Phillip Law). Realizing that Parker is on his trail, Tarzan kidnaps Jane and it is love at first sight. Parker forges on, trying to capture Tarzan and save his daughter. But Tarzan finally saves the day when Jane is kidnapped by a band of African mud worshippers, who are preparing her to be sacrificed to the gods. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi


John Derek
Bo Derek
Tom Rowe
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Book Author
Gary Goddard
John Derek
Barry de Vorzon
Composer (Music Score)
Tom Shaw
Production Designer
Wolfgang Dickmann
Art Director
Alan Roderick-Jones
Art Director
Patricia Edwards
Costume Designer
Asoka Perera
Production Manager