Mountains of the Moon

Mountains of the Moon (1990)

Two strangers made friends by a savage land. Two friends made enemies by the civilized world.

  • Genre: Adventure
  • Release Date: 1990-02-16
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 38 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 16min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship emerging amidst hardship, and then dissolving after their journey.

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  • Mountains of the Moon Photos

    Camera Roger Deakins Director of Photography
    Art Norman Reynolds Production Design
    Production Celestia Fox Casting
    Production Mario Kassar Executive Producer
    Sound Michael Small Original Music Composer
    Art Fred Hole Art Direction
    Production Daniel Melnick Producer
    Costume & Make-Up Jenny Beavan Costume Design
    Editing Thom Noble Editor
    Writing Bob Rafelson Screenplay
    Directing Bob Rafelson Director
    Production Chris Curling Associate Producer
    Production Andrew G. Vajna Executive Producer
    Writing William Harrison Screenplay
    Writing William Harrison Novel
    Art Maurice Fowler Art Direction
    Costume & Make-Up John Bright Costume Design
    Art Harry Cordwell Set Decoration
    Camera Nikki Williams Clapper Loader
    Art Ajit Patnaik Art Direction