The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
I was the first born and mom and dad really didn't believe in censorship growing up, as a result I saw a lot of movies that are probably inappropriate for my age. Most of the time I can honestly say that they had no real effect on me... ...but the parts of this movie traumatized me as much as Bambi and Old Yeller. I just recently tried re-watching it, and had to shut it off because I remembered what was coming. Poachers. I'm almost 40, I can watch truly horrific movies where humans are harmed in the worst possible ways, but I still can't make it through Gorillas in the Mist. However, what I can watch I always like. I firmly believe that (aside from the Alien movies) this is one of Weaver's absolutely best roles. That being said, if you can sit through it, bully for you, it is worth it.