Tarzan and the Lost City (1998)



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Edgar Rice Burroughs' famed jungle lord, Tarzan (Casper Van Dien) is introduced to the civilized world, but he returns to Africa with Jane (Jane March) to save his homeland from evil mercenaries.
PG (violence)
Action & Adventure , Kids & Family
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Warner Home Video

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Jane March
as Jane
Steven Waddington
as Nigel Ravens
Ian Roberts
as Capt. Dooley
Sean Taylor
as Wilkes
Gys de Villiers
as Schiller
Paul Buckby
as Jerjynski
Zane Meas
as Knowles
Barry Berk
as Burke
Dimitri Cassar
as Klemmer
Tony Caprari
as Ritter
Chris Olley
as Ackerman
Pete Janschk
as Laconte
Aubrey Lovett
as Brooks
Nickie Grigg
as Stonehouse
Bismulah Mdaka
as Jeremiah
Nick Rujewick
as Andrew
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Critic Reviews for Tarzan and the Lost City

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

This silly adventure with Casper Van Dien as the latest Lord of the Apes comes across more like a sequel to George of the Jungle, but without the laughs.

Full Review… | February 8, 2004
Top Critic

Occasionally getting drawn into movies like this is the downside of having HBO when you're stuck at home with nothing to do. Do whatever you have to--mow the lawn, clean the garage, re-grout the bathroom tiles--but stay away.

August 11, 2003

No, no, no -- Casper Van Dien is NOT Tarzan!

June 11, 2003

Not only it is poorly written, badly acted, and generally incompetent in all cinematic areas, it is thoroughly uninspired

Full Review… | February 27, 2001
Q Network Film Desk

Any expression beyond a sullen pout seems to take an extraordinary amount of concentration and physical exertion on Van Dien's part; his infrequent attempts at smiles are the stuff nightmares are made of.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Kalamazoo Gazette

If this is truly 'A new Tarzan for a new generation,' then everyone falling into the Generation X category should be incredibly offended. I know I am.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999

Audience Reviews for Tarzan and the Lost City


So if Congo is a great example of how to do a jungle adventure, then this is it's anithesis. Half of the movie's relationships make no sense, the special effects are drivel and used in inexplicable ways, and magic shows up out of nowhere for no real reason. The only good things, cineamtography is fine, and Casper Van Dien (as Tarzan) looks the part. That is to not say his acting is god, because it totally isn't, but neither is anyone else here. But for all these reasosn are why it's much fun.

Bobby LePire
Bobby LePire

Tarzan and the Lost City (1998) -- [2.0] -- There is absolutely no reason anyone should care about this movie unless they just want to see Casper Van Dien in a loincloth. Even then, it ain't worth it. I also have to say this is a strong candidate for worst musical score in film history.

Scott Schirmer
Scott Schirmer

It's a shame that the african locations are wasted in this bland vacant adaptation of the tutular hero. Casper Van Dien is bland and Jane March is just forgettable.

Ben Hayden
Ben Hayden

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