The Ghost and the Darkness

Factual error: The actual Tsavo lions responsible for the killings had no manes - see for yourself; they are on display at the Field Museum in Chicago. [The filmmakers employed artistic license in using maned lions. They were also certain to include -- at the very end of the movie -- footage of the real Tsavo maneaters, as they appear in the Field Museum.]

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the lion is trying to get into the tree where Val Kilmer's hiding, it flashes to the lion, then Pitt, then the lion again. On the first lion flash its face is clean, then on the second lion flash its face is covered in blood.

Visible crew/equipment: When the plan to kill the lion is set with the old hospital, as they do a shot of the outside of the hospital, you can see what appears to be a crew member coming out of the tent in the front of the shot. (01:03:35)

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Trivia: Col Patterson's employer, Dr Beaumont, played by Tom Wilkinson, was actually eaten by a lion while visiting Africa.

Allister Cooper, 2011

John Patterson: Well then you go too, you lack the courage to lead. Go! Tell all your men to go. But I will kill the lions and I will build the bridge. And you? You must go home and tell the wives of the men who died here that you fled with the others because you could not master your fear.

Hawthorne: I wouldn't have thought bravery would be a problem for you.
Charles Remington: Well, you hope each time it won't be... But you never really know.

John Patterson: What better job in all the world than build a bridge? Bring land over water. Bring worlds together.

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Question: Which lion is ghost and which one is darkness?

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Chosen answer: The darker one is darkness, the lighter one is ghost.


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