Movie Roar - probably the most violent movie ever


El Presidente
May 23, 2007
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Dude what the fuuuuuuuck :rofl:

Cast and crew injuries
Over 70 of the cast and crew were injured during the production of this film. Cinematographer Jan de Bont had his scalp lifted by a lion, resulting in 220 stitches. Tippi Hedren received a fractured leg and also had scalp wounds. This occurred after an elephant bucked her off its back while she was riding it. She was also bitten in the neck by a lion and required 38 stitches. This incident can also be seen in the film.

Melanie Griffith was also mauled during the production, receiving 50 stitches to her face; it was feared she would lose an eye, but she recovered and was not disfigured.[6][7] Noel Marshall was attacked so many times that he eventually was diagnosed with gangrene. In one of those incidents, he was clawed by a cheetah when protecting the animals during a bushfire that occurred in 1979. All animals were evacuated though it took several years for him to recover from his injuries.[8]Due to the injuries, turnover was high as many did not want to return to the set. Some of the lions also suffered from illnesses that reduced their population.[3][9][10]

John Marshall was bitten by one of the lions and required 56 stitches.[5] In a 2015 interview, he commented on the film's notorious tagline that 70 people were injured during the making of the film, saying:

"Tippi [Hedren] disputes the number. I believe that number is inaccurate – I believe it’s over 100. It’s somewhere between 70 and 100. It is the most dangerous film ever made in history. Nowadays, there’s so much regulation, if you’re working on a film and two people get injured, they come in and they shut you down. They have safety meetings and they say, ‘What are we gonna do to change this situation?’ If they did that to us after two bites, we would have said, ‘I don’t know what else we can do differently. Should we do it with dogs? I don’t know!’ If we wanna make a movie with lions, people are gonna get bitten. We just hope that nobody dies and we’ll do everything we can to makes sure that doesn’t happen.[5]​"

Marshall's brother Jerry was bitten in the foot while wearing tennis shoes on set. He later jokingly said the lion had a "tennis shoe fetish."[11] Assistant Director Doron Kauper had his throat bitten open, his jaw was bitten, and one of the lions attempted to rip an ear off. He was also injured in the head, chest, and thigh. Although it has been reported that the attack nearly proved fatal,[12] a July 9, 1978 edition of the Santa Cruz Sentinel printed a quote from a nurse describing his injuries as acute, meaning simply that they were sudden and traumatic. He was also reported as being conscious and in a fair condition.


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May 23, 2007
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Avondale, AZ
This makes Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas look like a couple of pussies...
:bowrofl: :bowrofl:

Also, seriously wtf.

Also, just added this to my Netflix que.


Cobra Brigade Presidente
Aug 1, 2007
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Holy shit glad Melanie Griffiths mug didnt get fucked up, she was hot in Milk Money


I Drink Your Milkshake
Mar 2, 2008
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most violent? some pretty fucked up shit out there

most dangerous? yah probably. this looks like craziness run amok. and a lot of those big cats can be pretty dangerous to people. the idiots in dubai with lions occasionally try to hide after one does something like maul their filipino maids. just horsing around one of those guys can kill you, and they had fights for them scripted in the movie even right? not surprising how many people involved got chewed on or how many stitches were needed. movie probably is #1 in stitches required for all involved!

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