A Good Man in Africa
The book A Good Man in Africa was made into the movie A Good Man in Africa.
Book details for A Good Man in Africa
William Boyd also wrote Stars and Bars (1984).
Movie details for A Good Man in Africa
The movie was released in 1994 and directed by Robert Mulligan, who also directed Jill Rips (2000). A Good Man in Africa was produced by MGM. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Reese Witherspoon, Jason London, Emily Warfield, Bentley Mitchum, Ernie Lively, Dennis Letts, Earleen Bergeron, Anna Chappell, Brandi Smith, Sandi Smith, Derek Ball (II) and Spencer Ball.
The film is another winning portrayal of small-town adolescence from Robert Mulligan (To Kill A Mockingbird). His eye for casting is impeccable, with Sam Waterston and Tess Harper as the earnest parents and newcomer Jason London as the dreamy Court. The real find, though, is Reese Witherspoon as Dani. Her timeless work here is magical. The PG-13 rating is a bit heavy-handed--although the film does not shy away from its look at budding sensuality, or a horrific and emotional accident. Mature 10-year-olds may find one of their favorite films here. --Doug Thomas