Tarzan, The Ape Man


(out of 5)

Tarzan meets Barbie in this hilariously bad, completely unnecessary adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs story. In this one, Jane () goes to Africa on an expedition with her father (), and, while walking through the jungle, happens upon a wild man () 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.


USA, 1981

Directed by

Screenplay by , , based on characters created by

Cinematography by John Derek

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by



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