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Mountains of the Moon (1990)

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Patrick Bergin Patrick Bergin
Richard Francis Burton
Iain Glen Iain Glen
John Hanning Speke
Richard E. Grant Richard E. Grant
Larry Oliphant
Fiona Shaw Fiona Shaw
Isabel Arundell
John Savident John Savident
Lord Murchison
James Villiers James Villiers
Lord Oliphant
Peter Vaughan Peter Vaughan
Lord Houghton

Written by
Bob Rafelson Bob Rafelson


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Description: Director Bob Rafelson fulfilled a lifelong dream when he finally received backing to complete Mountains of the Moon. The film recreates the exploratory adventures of 19th century visionaries Sir Richard Burton (Patrick Bergin) and John Henning Speke (Iain Glen). The heart of the film is the effort by Burton and Speke to discover the true source of the Nile river. This occurs well into the film, after several torturous scenes involving the injuries sustained by the protagonists during other expeditions and their growing friendship (which, the film intimates, goes far beyond friendship). Rafaelson's fascination with this story, an ... (more)
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