April 24: 20 years ago in US cinemas, Casper Van Dien was Tarzan

Tarzan and the Lost City (1998)

Tarzan_and_the_Lost_City-1998Released April 24, 1998 (US)

A new Tarzan for a new generation.

Tarzan and the Lost City is an American action-adventure film starring Casper Van DienJane March and Steven Waddington. The screenplay is loosely based on the Tarzan stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

One of the film’s producers, Stanley S. Canter, had previously produced another Tarzan film for Warner Bros.Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984).

Plot Summary

In 1913, on the night before Jane Porter’s wedding to John Clayton (also known as Tarzan), her bridegroom receives a disturbing vision of his childhood homeland in peril. Much to Jane’s distress, Clayton leaves for Africa to help. The educated explorer Nigel Ravens is seeking the legendary city of Opar, to plunder its ancient treasures. But then Jane decides to follow her fiancé, and he must protect her while trying to stop Ravens and his men.

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