A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both parents are killed. A female ape takes the tiny boy as a replacement for her own dead infant, and raises him as her son. Twenty years later, Captain Phillippe D'Arnot discovers the man who thinks he is an ape. Evidence in the tree house leads him to believe that he is the direct descendant of the Earl of Greystoke, and thus takes it upon himself to return the man to civilization.

  1. Michael Austin


  2. Hugh Hudson


  3. Edgar Rice Burroughs


  4. Robert Towne


Top Billed Cast

  1. Christopher Lambert

    Christopher Lambert

    John Clayton

  2. Andie MacDowell

    Andie MacDowell

    Miss Jane Porter

  3. Ralph Richardson

    Ralph Richardson

    The Sixth Earl of Greystoke

  4. Ian Holm

    Ian Holm

    Capitaine Phillippe D'Arnot

  5. James Fox

    James Fox

    Lord Charles Esker

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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes



Status Released

Release Information

  • March 30, 1984


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 23m

Budget -

Revenue $45,858,563.00

Homepage -



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