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Release Date: October 11, 1996Running Time: 109 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $38,615,822.00
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Historical, Period, Thriller


Michael Douglas

Val Kilmer

Bernard Hill

Tom Wilkinson

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In 1836, two extraordinary lions went on a man-eating rampage that claimed over 130 lives. Nothing like this had happened before and it hasn't happened since. These two seemingly invincible beasts brought Britain's plans for an East African railway to a dead halt and literally stopped the greatest colonial empire on earth from one of its grandest engineering feats, absolutely cold. A bridge-building engineer, John Patterson, aided by an acclaimed wild game hunter, Remington, set out to find and kill these demons that the African's called "shaitaini" or "Devils of the Night." These two unbelievably cunning lions, "The Ghost" and "The Darkness," set their sights on the two men who were hunting... Full Summary >>