Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search For Livingstone

Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search For Livingstone

Director: Simon Langton Cast: Aidan Quinn, Nigel Hawthorne, Kamir Bedi



At the time this made-for-TV historical drama first aired on ABC, critics praised the fact that it was more accurate than the 1939 Spencer Tracy vehicle Stanley and Livingstone; while this is generally true (unlike the earlier film, this one was lensed on location in England and Kenya), the pop-psychology sensibilities depicted in the TV movie smack more of the late 20th than the late 19th century. In 1871, young American reporter Henry Morton Stanley (Aidan Quinn) sets out to prove that Scottish-born missionary David Livingstone (Nigel Hawthorne), who years earlier had disappeared somewhere in Central Africa, was still alive, and not "cooked in a stew" as was generally believed. The film is divided into three parts: the search for Livingstone, Stanley's spiritual odyssey after finding his quarry, and Stanley's seemingly futile efforts to prove that he actually found Livingstone to the skeptical and downright hostile members of the Royal Geographic Society in London. Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone debuted December 7, 1997.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/05/2005
UPC: 0096009357498
Original Release: 1997
Rating: R
Source: Echo Bridge
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:31:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Aidan Quinn Henry Morton Stanley
Nigel Hawthorne David Livingstone
Kamir Bedi Khamis Bin Abdullah
Edward Fox Markham
Dylan Baker Gordon Bennett
Christopher Fulford John Shaw
Fay Masterson Alice Pike
Robert Willox William Farquhar
Simon Williams John Kirk
Luke Garrett Henry Parker
Dafydd Hywel James Francis
Jackson Kariuki Kalulu
Charles K. Kembero Auntai
Tonny Ernest Njugana Suri
Micky Enock Onguko Bombay
Rhodro Williams Stanley, age 5
Lewis Roderick Stanley, age 14
John Wallace London Reporter 1
Paul Williamson RGS Heckler 1
James Thornton London Reporter 2

Technical Credits
Simon Langton Director
Mark Adler Score Composer
David Connell Cinematographer
Robert Halmi Executive Producer
Hank Palmieri Executive Producer
Judd Parkin Producer
John Pielmeier Screenwriter
Horacio Queiro Editor
Austen Spriggs Production Designer
Gerrit Van Der Meer Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone
2. Beginnings [15:55]
3. Expedition [10:34]
4. Chance Meeting [7:48]
5. Aftermath [7:42]
6. Livingstone [6:50]
7. Excursion [11:20]
8. Reliving [7:40]
9. Tension [8:42]
10. Returned [5:21]
11. Disbelief [9:13]

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Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search For Livingstone 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Reast More than 1 year ago
Great location shooting and very historically accurate! I thought the African actors were under-utilized talents.