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Mountains of the Moon

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Original title
Mountains of the Moon
Running time
130 min.
United States United States
William Harrison, Bob Rafelson (Novel: William Harrison)
Michael Small
Roger Deakins
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TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures / IndieProd. Producer: Mario Kassar, Andrew Vajna, Daniel Melnick
Adventure | 19th Century. Africa. Friendship. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Richard Francis Burton (Patrick Bergin) and John Hanning Speke (Iain Glen), two of historys most remarkable adventurers, set out to Africa in 1854 to find the mysterious source of the Nile River, their expedition supported by the Royal Geographic Society. Their quest is treacherous--the two men face intense hardship in the African wilderness and must confront native tribes that proceed to capture them and hold Burton hostage while torturing him. Back home in England, the treachery continues as Speke turns against Burton, and their friendship dissolves in acrimony.
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