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Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle (1975)

Tarzoon, la honte de la jungle (original title)
Shame, the ape man of the jungle, is aghast when his woman, June, is kidnapped by a gang of giant penises. They take her to their queen, Bazunga, a bald woman with fourteen breasts. After ... See full summary »

Directors:

Picha, Boris Szulzinger

Writers:

Pierre Bartier, Anne Beatts (American version) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernard Dhéran Bernard Dhéran ... Récitant / Narrator (voice)
Georges Aminel Georges Aminel ... Shame (voice)
Arlette Thomas Arlette Thomas ... June (voice)
Paule Emanuele Paule Emanuele ... La reine Bazonga (voice)
Claude Bertrand Claude Bertrand ... Le chef M'Bulu (voice)
Pierre Trabaud Pierre Trabaud ... Le premier siamois (voice)
Roger Carel ... Le second siamois (voice)
Guy Piérauld Guy Piérauld ... Le professeur Cedric Addlepate (voice)
Bob Perry Bob Perry ... (voice)
Christopher Guest ... Chief M'Bulu / Short / Nurse (voice)
Andrew Duncan ... Charles of the Pits #2 (voice)
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Charles of the Pits #1 (voice)
Patricia Bright Patricia Bright ... Queen Bazonga (voice) (as Pat Bright)
Emily Prager ... June (voice)
Johnny Weissmuller Jr. ... Shame (voice)
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Storyline

Shame, the ape man of the jungle, is aghast when his woman, June, is kidnapped by a gang of giant penises. They take her to their queen, Bazunga, a bald woman with fourteen breasts. After tangling with a gang of great white hunters, a marauding lion and the Molar Men, Shame sets off to rescue her with only his faithful friend Flicka at his side. He heads for that darkest of areas ..... Bush Country! Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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First, there was "Fritz the Cat"...Then, "Heavy Traffic"...And now, THE FUNNIEST ADULT CARTOON EVER! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 September 1975 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Resenting the iconoclastic vision of the character, the heirs of Edgar Rice Burroughs pressed charges to prevent any use what so ever of Tarzan's name in the film. That's why "Tarzoon" suddenly became "Shame", even in its French version. One can also notice there is no mention of the author's name in the credits. See more »

Quotes

Shame: Africa... where the web of life is spun from cheaper thread!
Shame: Africa... where elephants have a graveyard and men are left to rot where they fall!
Shame: Africa... where pestilence, carnage, and rapine are not disasters but a way of life!
Shame: Africa... dark flame that lures the ruthless human moths who lust for easy riches!
Shame: Africa... home of the fierce t'ungala warriors who have no word for "mercy"... or "wheel" or "calendar" or "disinfectant" or "light bulb", "printing press", "steam engine", "fork", "can ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Original 85 minutes French-language version was cut to 79 minutes to avoid a X rating in the USA and released with new dialogue rewritten by Saturday Night Live's scriptwriters and dubbed by that show's stars John Belushi, Bill Murray and Christopher Guest. See more »

Connections

References The Longest Day (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Sabre Dance
(uncredited)
Written by Aram Khachaturyan
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Classic must see for every teenager
26 November 2009 | by kev-fellowsSee all my reviews

Classic cult movie that everyone remembers as a teenager.

My memory of the film still makes me laugh and have not seen it for 30 years or so! I wonder what I would think if I watched it again now aged 45.

It's playground humour will not appeal to everybody, but anyone one who hasn't seen it should give it a go.

It will entertain anybody who finds VIZ funny or people who giggle when they fart in a lift and then leave at the next floor, or people who get into a lift just to fart and then leave on the same floor!

The animation is very good for it's time and it is what it is.

Great.


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