GenreComedy ScreenplayWilliam Boyd CountryUSA
Release date9 September 1994 (1994-09-09) (USA)
25 November 1994 (1994-11-25) (UK) Based onA Good Man in Africa
by William Boyd WriterWilliam Boyd (novel), William Boyd (screenplay) CastColin Friels (Morgan Leafy, 1st Secretary of the High Commissioner), Sean Connery (Dr. Alex Murray), John Lithgow (Arthur Fanshawe, British High Commissioner), Diana Rigg (Chloe Fanshawe), Joanne Whalley, Louis Gossett, Jr. Similar moviesHappy Gilmore, Caddyshack, Murder She Said, 3-Iron, Tin Cup, Sideways
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A Good Man in Africa is a 1994 film, based on William Boyd's 1981 novel A Good Man in Africa and directed by Bruce Beresford.
God, that was horrible. That was the worst film experience I ever had. It was cast wrong, the crew was all strange. We were filming in the wrong place. We filmed in South Africa, it was set in West Africa. Which is like shooting in Alaska when it’s set in New Orleans. And I realized that although the novel that it’s based on is terribly funny, it was very anecdotal. It had no narrative. I think on about the second day I realized it was never going to work, because the scenes don’t link. I thought, “I’m sunk! I’m never gonna get out.”
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Morgan Leafy (Colin Friels) is a British diplomat living in Kinjanja, an African nation recently freed from British rule. Arthur Fanshawe (John Lithgow), a new diplomat eager to leave Africa, learns that Kinjanja sits on top of a huge oil reserve. Unfortunately, Morgan is too preoccupied with alcohol and women to know what to do with the oil. To make matters worse, a woman is struck by lightning on the British compound, creating a tense political situation with the local government.
Colin Friels as Morgan Leafy
Sean Connery as Dr. Alex Murray
John Lithgow as Arthur Fanshawe
Diana Rigg as Chloe Fanshawe
Louis Gossett, Jr. as Prof. Sam Adekunle
Joanne Whalley-Kilmer as Celia Adekunle
Sarah-Jane Fenton as Priscilla Fanshawe
Simon Laverie as Dr. Alex Murray's Son
Maynard Eziashi as Friday, Leafy's Houseman
The movie received mixed to poor reviews.
Focus Features released an Amazon.com exclusive DVD of the film on January 11, 2010.