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Mountains of the Moon (1990)

R
136 min | Adventure, Drama, History

The legendary true-story of Capt. Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's tumultuous expedition to find the source of the Nile river.
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William Harrison (novel "Burton and Speke") (screenplay) | Bob Rafelson (screenplay)
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$19,000,000
Opening weekend
$66,683
Gross (US & Canada)
$4,011,793
Gross (World)
$4,011,793
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Feb 23, 1990 (United States)
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54 cast members
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Patrick Bergin
Richard Francis Burton Richard Francis Burton   See fewer
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Iain Glen
John Hanning Speke John Hanning Speke   See fewer
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Richard E. Grant
Larry Oliphant Larry Oliphant   See fewer
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Fiona Shaw
Isabel Arundell (Mrs Burton as from 1861) Isabel Arundell (Mrs Burton as from 1861)   See fewer
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John Savident
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James Villiers
Lord Oliphant Lord Oliphant   See fewer
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Peter Vaughan
Lord Houghton Lord Houghton   See fewer
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Delroy Lindo
Mabruki Mabruki   See fewer
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Bernard Hill
Dr. David Livingstone Dr. David Livingstone   See fewer
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Matthew Marsh
William William   See fewer
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Richard Caldicot
Lord Russell Lord Russell   See fewer
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Garry Cooper
Stroyan Stroyan   See fewer
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Roshan Seth
Ben Amir Ben Amir   See fewer
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Jimmy Gardner
Jarvis Jarvis   See fewer
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Doreen Mantle
Mrs. Speke Mrs. Speke   See fewer
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Anna Massey
Mrs. Arundell Mrs. Arundell   See fewer
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Peter Eyre
Norton Shaw Norton Shaw   See fewer
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Leslie Phillips
Mr. Arundell Mr. Arundell   See fewer
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Frances Cuka
Lady Houghton Lady Houghton   See fewer
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Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Lord Cowley Lord Cowley   See fewer
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Craig Crosbie
Algernon Swinburne Algernon Swinburne   See fewer
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Paul Onsongo
Sidi Bombay Sidi Bombay   See fewer
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Lenny Juma
Jemadar (as Leonard Juma) Jemadar (as Leonard Juma)   See fewer
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Philip Voss
Colonel Rigby Colonel Rigby   See fewer
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Lt. Hesketh Lt. Hesketh   See fewer
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Alison Limerick
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Asiba Asiba
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Lt. Allen Lt. Allen   See fewer
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Norta Muhammed
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Pineniece Joshua
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Roger Rees
Edgar Papworth, Artist Edgar Papworth, Artist   See fewer
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Kenneth W Caravan
Speke Estate Farmboy (uncredited) Speke Estate Farmboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 3,133 votes