Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
This three-time Oscar-nominated epic produced and directed by Hugh Hudson (director of four-time Oscar-winner "Chariots of Fire") was both a critical and boxoffice success. It brings Edgar Rice Burroughs' mythical masterpiece to the screen for the first time as the author originally conceived it -- following our hero from his orphaned infancy in Africa to his "rescue" and return to Scotland. Starring Academy Award-nominee Sir Ralph Richardson (Best Supporting Actor, The New York Film Critics Circle) in his final screen role, and featuring the makeup wizardry of Rick Baker. Co-starring supermodel-turned-actress Andie MacDowell ("Four Weddings and a Funeral," "sex, lies and videotape") in her film debut. Newsweek called this "entertaining, intelligent, even touching," and The New York Times said it's "unlike any other Tarzan movie you've ever seen... it is a wonderful original," and included it on its Top Ten Best Film list for 1984.