Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

7.25 / Rated by 2 people

129 min.
Plot  A woman named Dian Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) is inspired by the anthropologist Louis Leakey (Iain Cuthbertson) to devote her life to the study of primates. To this end, she writes ceaselessly to him for a job cataloguing and studying the rare mountain gorillas of Africa. With some effort, she manages to convince Leakey of her conviction and devotion to the cause at hand after personally approaching him following a lecture in Louisville, Kentucky, on his part in 1966. Thereafter, Fossey embarks into the Congo, where Leakey and his foundation equip her with the necessary equipment and housing to achieve personal contact with the gorillas, and introduce her to a local animal tracker, Sembagare (John Omirah Miluwi), to assist her in her endeavors. Settling deep in the jungle, Fossey and Sembagare manage to locate a troop of gorillas, but they are ultimately displaced by the events of the Congo Crisis after being forcibly evicted from their research site by Congolese soldiers, who accuse Fo...  



Sigourney Weaver
Dian Fossey
Bryan Brown
Bob Campbell
Julie Harris
Roz Carr
Iain Glen
Michael J. Reynolds
Howard Dowd
Peter Elliott
Mime Artist


All Titles

Gorillas in the Mist
English Title
Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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