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Safari 3000 (1982)

PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | May 1982 (USA)
Reporter J.J. Dalton (Stockard Channing) wants to write a story about a gruelling three thousand kilometer auto rally through Africa. When her deal to ride with a driver falls through, she ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Hurwitz

Writers:

Michael Harreschou (screenplay), Jules V. Levy (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... Eddie Miles
Stockard Channing ... J.J. Dalton
Christopher Lee ... Count Borgia
Hamilton Camp ... Feodor
Ian Yule ... Freddie Selkirk
Hugh Rouse Hugh Rouse ... Brigadier Hawthorne
Mary Ann Berold Mary Ann Berold ... Victoria Hawthorne
Peter J. Elliott Peter J. Elliott ... Stewart Simmons
Cocky Tlhotlhalemaje Cocky Tlhotlhalemaje ... Rally Car Salesman (as Cocky Two Bull)
Ben Masinga Ben Masinga ... Zulu Chief
James White James White ... Lou Reiner
Mackson Ngobeni Mackson Ngobeni ... Judge Urpa
Sam Williams Sam Williams ... Dirty Hahurry
Fanyana H. Sidumo Fanyana H. Sidumo ... Kitu
Eric Flynn Eric Flynn ... Rally Team Interviewer
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Reporter J.J. Dalton (Stockard Channing) wants to write a story about a gruelling three thousand kilometer auto rally through Africa. When her deal to ride with a driver falls through, she hires ex-stuntman Eddie Miles (David Carradine), who is racing against his former employer, the ruthless Count Borgia (Sir Christopher Lee), who becomes their hardest and meanest competitor in the rally. Borgia and his sidekick Feodor (Hamilton Camp) do all they can to thwart the other drivers, but luck and love are on J.J. and Eddie's side. Written by skpurplevamp

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The race that drove Africa wild!


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Trivia

Sir Christopher Lee has said in interviews that a chunk of his role was removed in editing. See more »

Goofs

Pretty much any time Christopher Lee is driving in the car with his sidekick, the camera is visible in the reflection on the sidekicks helmet. This starts at the beginning of the race and continues throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Feodor: [sings] Baboons on the road, what kind of sign is this? Baboons on the road, is this the end of bliss? I would rather see a rain of toads than hear that call: baboons on the road! I would rather see a rain of toads than hear that call, baboons on the road!
Count Borgia: Feodor, you know that I am fluent in twelve languages. Amongst all those noble and ancient tongues, there is but one solitary word that describes you with complete and total accuracy: putz.
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In the tradition of " Cannonball Run"
25 May 2004 | by chinaskeeSee all my reviews

In the tradition of " Cannonball Run " and " The Great Race " " Safari 3000" tells the basically simple story of a African continent road race. It's not a classic and there aren't any great stunts but all the actors ( Stockard Channing and Hamilton Camp in particular) look like they're having a roaring good time with the silly dialogue and consequently so will you. There are a couple of raunchy lines that will go right over the kiddies heads so it's one for the entire family. Lots of wild animals and some natives who are aren't as primitive as they appear, actors having a great time, all in all a fun way to spend an hour and a half. Of course, as in all low budget movies there are some unintentially funny moments, like the African used car dealer at the beginning who only gets his accent down in the second half of his scene.


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Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans | English

Release Date:

May 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rally See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Levy-Gardner-Laven See more »
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Stereo

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Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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