Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington, who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.

  1. John Henry Patterson


  2. William Goldman


  3. Stephen Hopkins


Top Billed Cast

  1. Michael Douglas

    Michael Douglas

    Charles Remington

  2. Val Kilmer

    Val Kilmer

    Col. John Henry Patterson

  3. Tom Wilkinson

    Tom Wilkinson

    Robert Beaumont

  4. John Kani

    John Kani


  5. Emily Mortimer

    Emily Mortimer

    Helena Patterson

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The Ghost and the Darkness



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 11, 1996


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 49m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $38,619,405.00

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