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The Naked Prey

Released Jun 14, 1966 1h 36m Adventure List
86% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 79% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A safari guide (Cornel Wilde) cautions the hunting party he is leading to respect the African natives they encounter. Instead of heeding this advice, one of the party actively insults the tribe, which captures and kills the entire group. Only the guide is spared. But he is stripped of his clothing, and given a head start before the warriors give chase. Using his knowledge of the land and resourcefulness, the guide must make his way back to the closest British fort. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Fernando F. Croce Slant Magazine offers a vision of survival at its starkest, boiled down to physical endurance, reflexes, and the desperate need to keep ahead of the foe snapping at your heels. Rated: 3/4 Jan 13, 2008 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Rated: 2/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Brutal in its depictions of both tribal savagery and English arrogance, the film nevertheless avoids lazy stereotyping. Rated: 3/4 Apr 23, 2019 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com There's no real ploy for audience sympathies, which is perhaps what makes The Naked Prey feel relevant and naggingly pervasive thanks to this transparency and lack of manipulation. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 31, 2018 Full Review Chris Buckle The Skinny Cornel Wilde impresses on both sides of the camera, giving a committed, physical performance in the lead and keeping the action lean and relentless as director Rated: 4/5 Nov 4, 2015 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Taken as a lively adventure yarn, it's enjoyable, but the claims that there's more to it than that ring a little hollow. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 15, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Vic M Saw this movie when I was a teenager. The movie is incredible in so many ways. A must see! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/31/23 Full Review Stan G A classic for sure! Lots of action and ranges from light humor to graphic violence with great photography and sound. Truly one of my all-time favorite movies. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/30/22 Full Review Audience Member In Cornel Wilde's eight-film directorial filmography, The Naked Prey leads the pack, bursting onto mid-decade cinema screens with its savage (certainly for the time, if not also today) moments of torture, killing, animal death (sourced from jungle stock footage, but real death nonetheless), and even an arterial spray or two. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member What I especially liked about this movie is that an outnumbered white man gets the best of his African pursuers at every turn. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Well done,but brutal in its depiction of torture for the unlucky party. Cornel Wilde is great in this film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review delysid d i loved this movie, reminded me alot of ZULU Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/23/18 Full Review Read all reviews
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The Naked Prey

The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Flight to the Fortress The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Flight to the Fortress 1:56 The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Fighting With Fire The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Fighting With Fire 2:10 The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Snakes in the Desert The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Snakes in the Desert 2:13 The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Ambush The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Ambush 2:06 The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Deadly Defense The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Deadly Defense 1:49 The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Elephant Hunting The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Elephant Hunting 2:09 The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Waterfall Escape The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Waterfall Escape 2:01 The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Run for Your Life The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Run for Your Life 1:57 The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Foreign Intruders The Naked Prey: Official Clip - Foreign Intruders 1:15 View more videos
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Synopsis A safari guide (Cornel Wilde) cautions the hunting party he is leading to respect the African natives they encounter. Instead of heeding this advice, one of the party actively insults the tribe, which captures and kills the entire group. Only the guide is spared. But he is stripped of his clothing, and given a head start before the warriors give chase. Using his knowledge of the land and resourcefulness, the guide must make his way back to the closest British fort.
Director
Cornel Wilde
Producer
Cornel Wilde
Distributor
Paramount Pictures
Production Co
Paramount
Genre
Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 14, 1966, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 1, 2014
Runtime
1h 36m
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