(out of 5)
Tarzan meets Barbie in this hilariously bad, completely unnecessary adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs story. In this one, Jane (Bo Derek) goes to Africa on an expedition with her father (Richard Harris), and, while walking through the jungle, happens upon a wild man (Miles O’Keeffe) who was apparently raised by Chippendale-dancer apes. After establishing how friendly she is by having wild jungle sex with him, Jane develops a bond with Tarzan that is put to the test when her party is seized by savages and Tarzan has to rescue them. It’s harmless nonsense, and some might think it fun, but the sheer idiocy of this entire movie will annoy most viewers and bore them to tears.
Directed by John Derek
Cinematography by John Derek
Produced by Bo Derek
Music by Perry Botkin Jr.
Production Design by Alan Roderick-Jones
Costume Design by Patricia Edwards
Film Editing by Jimmy Ling
Worst Actress of the Decade (Bo Derek)
Worst Actress (Bo Derek) (tie)
Worst Actor (Richard Harris)
Worst Director (John Derek)
Worst Screenplay (Tom Rowe, Gary Goddard)
Worst New Star (Miles O’Keeffe)