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


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  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
The Ghost and the Darkness


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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 11, 1996
    R, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 49m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $75,000,000.00

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