|Richard Harris||George Adamson|
|John Michie||Tony Fitzjohn|
|Ian Bannen||Terence Adamson|
|Kerry Fox||Lucy Jackson|
|Honor Blackman||Joy Adamson|
|Geraldine Chaplin||Victoria Anrecelli|
|David Mulwa||Hamsi (as David Kakuta Mulwa)|
In this fact-based film, George Adamson runs a program on the Kora Reserve in Kenya that helps to ease zoo-bred lions into their natural habitat. He hires Tony, an odd-jobber knocking around Africa, as his assistant. Together, along with George's brother, Terence, they struggle to keep the program operating in the face of poachers, an unstable Kenyan government and personal hurdles, including George's estrangement from his wife, Joy .