The Ghost and the Darkness


1h 49m 1996

Brief Synopsis

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 c

Film Details

Also Known As
Ghost and the Darkness, Savannens härskare, demonios de la noche
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adventure
Drama
Historical
Period
Thriller
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Songimelvo Game Reserve, Mpumalanga province, South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

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 them. Despite rivalry and animosity, the two men must trust each other with their lives to vanquish the two fearless man-eaters and prevent their frightened basecamp at Tsavo from fulfilling its Swahili namesake--"A Place of Slaughter."

Crew

George Acogny

Music Supervisor

Sean Ahern

Foreman

Nusfat Fateh Ali Khan

Music

Alan Allinger

Foreman

Richard Alonzo

Art Department

Anaka Alpheus

Grip

Tim Alverson

Assistant Editor

Erik C Andersen

Assistant Editor

Monique Angeon

Animal Services

Xavier Arce

Photography

Rodney Armanino

Construction Coordinator

Stuart Artingstall

Hair

Kelly Askew

Dialogue Coach

Kelly Askew

Researcher

Simon Atherton

Consultant

Paul Aulicino

Assistant Sound Editor

Danny Baldwin

Stunt Coordinator

Gerard Barnard

Effects Assistant

Jason Barnett

Art Department

Bill Basso

Art Department

Bob Beber

Foley Editor

Les Benson

Other

Gabriel Beristain

Dp/Cinematographer

Gabriel Beristain

Director Of Photography

Wiebina Berrington

Script Supervisor

Desiree Bertasso

Production Coordinator

Rob Bihun

Storyboard Artist

Leigh Bishop

Costumes

Gary Blufer

Visual Effects

Ewen Bogle

Photography

Sally Boldt

Music Editor

Roger Bondelli

Editor

Gilianna Bonfietti

Animator

Anthohy Boswell

Animal Services

Carl Botha

Grip

Theo Botha

Other

Victor Botha

Props Buyer

Riaan Bothma

Production Assistant

Bruce Botnick

Other

Darin Bouyssou

Art Department

Judy Bowerman

Animator

Johan Britz

Production Assistant

Meryn Broomhead

Other

Cameron Brown

Assistant Editor

Gary Brown

Foreman

Lance Brown

Sound Effects Editor

Robert Brown

Editor

Laura Brownson

Assistant

Emma Buckley

Location Casting

Terry Butler

Other

Kelly Cabral

Visual Effects

John Calpin

Art Department

Rick Canelli

Adr

Tamara Carlson-woodard

Animator

Todd Carmody

Electrician

Simon Cave

Production Assistant

Jim Charmatz

Art Department

Silla Childs

Assistant Production Coordinator

Javier Chinchilla

Assistant Director

Rachimo Peter Chokoe

Grip

Sam Citron

Assistant Editor

Nikki Clapp

Script Supervisor

Lee Cleary

Assistant Director

Frank Connor

Photography

Chris Corbould

Special Effects Supervisor

Matthew Corman

Assistant

David Cornelius

Visual Effects

Niki Cornwall

Assistant

Jack Couffer

Director Of Photography

Jack Couffer

Dp/Cinematographer

Mike Couffer

Camera Assistant

Alexander Courage

Original Music

Lars Cox

Photography

Barry Crane

Other

Jeffrey Cranford

Assistant Sound Editor

Harmon Cusack

Camera Operator

Kathi Danielson

Assistant Production Accountant

Mark Davidson

Grip

Richard Davison

Art Department

Jon Dawe

Electrician

Carlos De Carvalho

Photography

Kevin De La Noy

Location Manager

Anneline Dekock

Other

Emile Dekock

Animal Wrangler

Michael Dennison

Assistant Costume Designer

Glenn Derry

Other

Marc Deschaine

Adr

Alard Desmidt

Photography

Jodi Dickson

Animator

David Dison

Special Thanks To

Joe Dorn

Adr Editor

Duncan Douglas

Transportation Captain

Michael Douglas

Executive Producer

Michael Dressel

Foley Editor

Andrew Dube

Other

Boick Dube

Other

Paul Dunn

Assistant

Peter Duplessis

Lighting

Philip Dutoit

Set Production Assistant

Gordon Ecker

Sound Effects Editor

Thom Ehle

Consultant

Graham Elston

Grip

Paul Engelen

Makeup Artist

Jose Luis Escolar

Assistant Director

Jaco Espach

Assistant Location Manager

John Michael Fanaris

Sound Effects

Ben Fani

Electrician

Renee Featherstone

Assistant

Page Feldman

Assistant Production Coordinator

Paul Fischer

Transportation Manager

Robert Fischer

Production Assistant

Kevin Fitzgerald

Motion Control

Vincent Fletcher

Lighting Technician

Anne C. Ford

Assistant Production Accountant

Mark Forster

Grip

Vic Fraser

Other

Nathalie Fratti

Animator

Mike Freeman

Props

Jane Fry

Production Accountant

Michael L Games

Production Supervisor

Gareth Gardner

Production Assistant

Gary Geenan

Transportation Captain

Kevin Gibb

Electrician

John Gilberthorpe

Driver

Alistair Gill

Other

Megan Gill

Production Assistant

Robert Gilman

Grip

Alex Gladstone

Location Manager

William Goldman

Screenplay

Jerry Goldsmith

Music

Joanne Goldstone

Accounting Assistant

Jacqueline Perreault Gonzales

Art Department

Mich Gordon

Other

Adrian Graman

Photography

Vivienne Gray

Scenic Artist

Zack Grobler

Art Director

Robbie Guess

Other

Gijs Ten Haaft

Grip

Michael Hackenberger

Animal Wrangler

Ken Hall

Music Editor

Elinor Hardy

Production Assistant

Mike Harper

Other

Mike Harper

Art Department

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Lisa Hart

Props Buyer

Rick Hart

Rerecording

Dale Haugo

Scenic Artist

Jacinta Hayne

Assistant Director

Thomas Hayslip

Assistant Location Manager

Robert Head

Props

Matt Heimlich

Electrician

Kelly Helstrom

Assistant

Sonya Candis Henning

Hair Stylist

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Martin Heselov

Assistant Editor

Grant Hill

Unit Production Manager

Grant Hill

Coproducer

A. Kitman Ho

Producer

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Bruno Hoeffler

Special Thanks To

Jacques Hoffman

Other

Ian Holmes

Generator Operator

Marcia Holtzhausen

Art Department

Georgi Homer

Production Assistant

Glenn Hoskinson

Sound Effects Editor

Beverly House

Makeup

Sean Hubbert

Associate Editor

Gale Anne Hurd

Producer

Marc Irvin

Electrician

Mauriece Jacks Jr.

Video Playback

Mohammed Jali

Electrician

Julie Janata

Assistant Editor

Bob Jason

Lighting Technician

Casey Jirgal

Grip

Belinda Johnson

Art Department Coordinator

K C Jones

Assistant Location Manager

Mark Jurinko

Art Department

Robert Kaiser

Color Timer

Kathleen Kane-macgowan

Hair

Joel Kault

Other

Simon Kaye

Sound Mixer

Andre Kemp

Special Thanks To

Roderick Khatchatoorian

Other

Ryan Kinman

Other

Patrick Kinney

Assistant Director

Paul Knowles

Special Effects

Daniel Kupresan

Post-Production Assistant

Jack Kuramoto

Assistant

Richard Joseph Landon

Animatronics

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Wayne Leach

Electrician

Thierry Leportier

Animal Wrangler

John Leveque

Dialogue Editor

Tom Lucas

Makeup

Colin Macfarlane

Sound Mixer

Lindsay Macgowan

Other

Jacob Mafolo

Grip

Doctor David Mahlangu

Effects Assistant

Steve Mann

Sound Effects Editor

Vicki Manning

Production

Film Details

Also Known As
Ghost and the Darkness, Savannens härskare, demonios de la noche
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adventure
Drama
Historical
Period
Thriller
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Songimelvo Game Reserve, Mpumalanga province, South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Award Wins

Best Sound Effects Sound Editing

1996

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 11, 1996

Released in United States on Video April 15, 1997

Constellation Films is a financing and distribution company (co-owned by Michael Douglas, Steven Reuther, and Bobo Scriba) that will handle films produced by Douglas/Reuther.

Began shooting November 1, 1995.

Completed shooting February 5, 1996.

Released in United States on Video April 15, 1997

Released in United States Fall October 11, 1996