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Mountains of the Moon (1990)

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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

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Drama, Action & Adventure

Mar 16, 1999

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An engaging and robust tale of exploration and adventure.

March 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Director Bob Rafelson, whose claim to fame is the impeccably nuanced Five Easy Pieces, manages to effectively play on the differences between Burton and Speke.

July 25, 2001 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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This is an excellent movie that portrays Capt. Sir Richard Francis Burton and his mate, John Hanning Speke's travels to find the source of the Nile, and travails to claim the right to say that either of these two gentlemen adventurers discovered the source of the Nile makes for one of the biggest and best EPIC adventure films in recent memory.. This is a movie That should be watched more then once and you wouldn't get bored. 4 1/2 stars
March 4, 2010
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Great adventure story.
July 13, 2008
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