Lost in Africa

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  • 1994
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.2  (252)

Lost in Africa is a 1994 adventure movie that takes us on a journey to the vast plains of Africa. The film primarily follows the misadventures of two American siblings; Jessie (Jennifer McComb) and her younger brother, Jake (Ashley Hamilton), who find themselves stranded in the wilderness after a plane crash. The young duo sets out in search of help, but soon realize they must rely on each other to survive the harsh African terrain.

The movie starts with Jessie and Jake taking a plane ride over Kenya, accompanied by their father, Robert. But things take a dangerous turn when the pilot suffers a heart attack mid-flight and the plane crashes into the African savannah. Jessie and Jake manage to escape the wreckage unscathed, but with their father critically injured and no help in sight, the siblings must venture into the unknown to find help.

As the siblings navigate their way through the wilderness, they quickly realize just how much they underestimated the challenges that lay ahead of them. Lost and alone, they encounter several obstacles, including dangerous wild animals and treacherous terrain. But Jessie, the older of the two, proves to be resourceful and uses her knowledge of survival skills to help her brother stay alive.

Along their journey, the siblings come across a group of nomadic Masai warriors led by a boy named Nanka (Mohamed Nangurai). They learn of his nomadic way of life and how he has had to fend for himself in the unforgiving wilderness. Despite the communication barrier, Jessie tries to help Nanka by using basic sign language, which eventually creates a bond between them.

As they continue their journey, the trio faces many challenges and adventures, all while Jessie is determined to keep her brother Jake out of harm's way. They come across a sanctuary run by Father O'Brien, who is willing to help them with their quest for survival. But even as they reach safety, the danger is never too far away, and the siblings realize that they must leave the sanctuary and continue their journey to safety.

Lost in Africa is a movie that combines elements of adventure, drama, and survival. It is an uplifting story that shows the strength of family bonds, even in the most challenging circumstances. The movie captures the beauty of the African savannah and presents the amazing scenery in a vivid and captivating way. The background score, composed by Sheldon Mirowitz, adds an excellent touch to the beauty of the African wilderness.

Jennifer McComb delivers an excellent performance as Jessie, the older sibling who takes control of the situation and guides her younger brother through the African wilderness. She shows her character's strong and resourceful side, making her portrayal believable and enjoyable to watch. Ashley Hamilton, who plays the role of Jake, delivers a fantastic performance as well, portraying the role of a young boy who fears his surroundings but learns to overcome his fear as the journey progresses. Mohamed Nangurai's acting as Nanka is also remarkable, and his portrayal of the Masai warrior's strength and resolve is admirable.

In conclusion, Lost in Africa is an exciting and heartwarming movie from 1994 that takes its viewers on a journey of exploration and survival. The movie highlights the beauty of the African wilderness and the bond of family, making it an inspiring tale of survival and determination. With lovable characters, a compelling storyline, and stunning visuals, Lost in Africa is a movie that promises to entertain and inspire its audiences even today.

Lost in Africa is a 1994 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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  • Release Date
    1994
  • Runtime
    1 hr 33 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (252)