Alexander Michaletos
Director: Carroll Ballard Cast: Alexander Michaletos
Alexander Michaletos
, Eamonn Walker
Eamonn Walker
, Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott
Carroll Ballard

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Carroll Ballard, director of The Black Stallion and Never Cry Wolf, presents another story of an unusual relationship between humans and animals in this drama. Xan (Alexander Michaletos) is a young boy who lives with his father and mother (Campbell Scott and Hope Davis) on a ranch in Kenya. One day, Xan and his folks discover a cheetah cub whose mother has died. With no one to care for the cat, Xan and his family take the cheetah under their wing, and after naming the cub "Dooms" (from "Duma," which means "male cheetah cub" in Swahili), Xan and his new friend become inseparable. However, Xan and his parents discover in time that nature doesn't always have a happy ending planned for a little boy. Duma was based on a book for children called How It Was With Dooms: A True Story From Africa, by Carol Cawthra Hopcraft and Xan Hopcraft, which told the story of Xan's real-life friendship with a cheetah.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/16/2006
UPC: 0085393898328
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 49,260

Special Features

Closed Caption; Extended scenes; Theatrical trailer; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Film Only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alexander Michaletos Xan
Eamonn Walker Ripkuna
Campbell Scott Peter
Hope Davis Kristin
Mary Makhatho Thandi
Nthabiseng Kenoshi Lucille
Jennifer Steyn Aunt Gwen
Nicky Rebelo Coach Nagy
Garth Renecle Hock Bender
Andre Stolz Xan's Teacher
Charlotte Savage Poetry Student
Ronald Shange Policeman
Nadia Kretschmer Tourist #1
John Whiteley Tourist #2
Clive Scott Tourist #3 Eager Man
Catriona Andrew Tourist #4 Beautiful Woman
Errol Ballantine White Haired Doctor
Michele Levin Doctor's Wife
Sam Nagakane Old Man In Village
Adelaide Shabalala Medicine Woman - Suliwa
Thokozani Ndaba Rip's Wife - Melika
Wright Ngubane Rip's Son
Bernard Msimang Rip's Father
Ivy Nkutha Rip's Mother
Adelina Anthony Duma
Vilen Azarov Duma
Christos Nikitaidis Duma
Sasha Duma
Savannah Duma
Billy Shebar Young Duma

Technical Credits
Carroll Ballard Director
George Acogny Score Composer
Johnny Breedt Production Designer
T.M. Christopher Editor
Doug Claybourne Asst. Director,Executive Producer
Stacy Cohen Producer
John Debney Score Composer
Carol Flint Original Story
Jayne Forbes Costumes/Costume Designer
E.K. Gaylord Producer
Scott Genkinger Casting
Kristin Harms Producer
Carrie Hilton Casting
Karen Janszen Original Story,Screenwriter
Ann Kroeber Sound/Sound Designer
Hunt Lowry Producer
Junie Lowry-Johnson Casting
Werner Maritz Cinematographer
Colin McFarlane Sound/Sound Designer
Colin McFarlane Sound/Sound Designer
Douglas Murray Sound/Sound Designer
Benedicte Roumega Casting
Christa Shamberger Casting
Peter Sherlock Asst. Director
Mark St. Germain Screenwriter
John Wells Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Duma
1. An Orphan Adopted [5:02]
2. One of the Family [3:33]
3. Our Responsibility [3:23]
4. Wild Animal [5:28]
5. Changes [4:01]
6. School Visit [3:38]
7. Taking Duma Home [3:35]
8. Night's Shelter [2:00]
9. Ripkuna [2:51]
10. Wind Power [4:30]
11. Be Afraid [3:19]
12. Overhead Searchers [3:42]
13. Tear Stains [3:16]
14. Parting of the Ways [2:03]
15. Perilous Waters [3:39]
16. Herds and Prides [4:24]
17. Return of a Small Man [5:11]
18. Food and Remembrances [3:12]
19. Cave of the Old Ones [4:13]
20. Tsetse and Rain Swarms [5:28]
21. Night Encounters [3:20]
22. Family Reunion [3:29]
23. Sending Duma Off [5:04]
24. True Homes [4:46]
25. End Credits [1:53]

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