John Ricketts is the main antagonist of the 1993 film A Far Off Place.


He is an elephant tusk dealer who befriends gamekeeper Paul Parker, but when he finds out that Paul is on to him, he has him and everyone else on his farm killed safe for Paul's daughter Nonnie Parker and tourist Harry Winslow who survive by poachers. He goes to look for them with one of his men in a helicopter, he mistakes two dummies for them and shoots. He tells his henchman to finish the job. Later, he finds out that they're still alive, he asks his henchman if he finished the job the henchman says yes, seeing though this lie he shoots his henchman dead. He sees that Nonnie, Harry and Col. Mopani Theron found the tusks, he tries to kill them but they defeat him. When he sees that they're going to blow up the tusks, he goes back to the mine to stop the blast, ignoring Theron's warning that it's too late and gets killed by the explosion.

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