MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,289 this week

The Zoo Gang (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  15 May 1985 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 130 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

Homeless kids need a place to stay, so they rent the club "The Zoo" out, from Old Leather Face. Later, a new gang attempts to take away their home. A fight ensues with thumbtacks and ... See full summary »

Directors:

,

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

30 Really Bad Things In FilmBiz 2014
| Hope for Film
See the (All)Stars: Chuck Taylors in Film
| NextMovie

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 111 titles
created 23 May 2011
 
a list of 190 titles
created 08 Jun 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 13 Jan 2012
 
a list of 206 titles
created 01 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "The Zoo Gang" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Zoo Gang (1985)

The Zoo Gang (1985) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Zoo Gang.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

After being busted out of jail by his tomatoes, Professor Mortimer Gangrene begins a new plot to take over the world by inserting his hapless lackey Igor into the throne of the King of ... See full summary »

Director: John De Bello
Stars: Marc Price, Angela Visser, Steve Lundquist
Old Enough (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Twelve-year-old, well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite pastimes, like make-up, shop-lifting, ... See full summary »

Director: Marisa Silver
Stars: Sarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Neill Barry
Hard to Hold (1984)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Details the efforts of a pop-rock star (James Roberts / Rick Springfield) to win the love of a woman he meets in a car accident. None of the usual gambits work on this woman, who has never ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Rick Springfield, Janet Eilber, Patti Hansen
Bad Boys (1983)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing Paco Moreno's kid brother.

Director: Rick Rosenthal
Stars: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody
Firstborn (1984)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In an post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors travel and find other settlements in huge custom designed all terrain vehicles.

Director: Jack Smight
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard, Dominique Sanda
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A depressive 35 year old writer spends a day with an eccentric 17 year old girl, he finds that she just might be more than his inspiration.

Director: Zane Rubin
Stars: Judge Boothby, Zane Rubin, Leigh Hall
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and ... See full summary »

Director: William Lustig
Stars: Robert Davi, Robert Z'Dar, Caitlin Dulany
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Bobby dies in a car accident he is not allowed to enter heaven but has to stay in one of the lower levels until he has worked enough as an guardian angel in order to deserve paradise. ... See full summary »

Director: Cary Medoway
Stars: Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Jane Kaczmarek
Louis (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A silent film about Louis Armstrong as a young boy and how he acquired his first cornet.

Director: Dan Pritzker
Stars: Anthony Coleman, Vilmos Zsigmond, Jackie Earle Haley
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Three families that are best friends head to their secret retreat when WW3 seems to be nearing. The adults arrive at the retreat and must endure the stress to come while the children are ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas A. Cohen
Stars: Tom Bower, Karlene Crockett, Peter Donat
Every Stray Dog and Kid (TV Movie 1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: James Burrows
Stars: Maureen Anderman, Denise Miller, Bruce Weitz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Gurry ...
Danny
Tiffany Helm ...
Kate Haskell
...
Hardin
...
Val
Gina Battist ...
Bobbi
...
Ricky Haskell (as Bobby Jacoby)
...
The Winch
...
Little Joe
Ramon Bieri ...
Pa Donnely
Darwyn Swalve ...
Goose
Glen Mauro ...
Twin #1
Gary Mauro ...
Twin #2
...
Dean Haskell
Tiny Wells ...
Hank
Ramon Chavez ...
Cop
Edit

Storyline

Homeless kids need a place to stay, so they rent the club "The Zoo" out, from Old Leather Face. Later, a new gang attempts to take away their home. A fight ensues with thumbtacks and staplers as the weapons. Written by Evan and Tara Shenkman <ejs15@cornell.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 May 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Winners Take All  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first film to earn a PG-13 rating (though Red Dawn (1984) would be the first released). See more »

Soundtracks

You Know What I Like
Performed by Robbie Nevil (as Robbie Neville)
Produced by Robbie Nevil (as Robbie Neville)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great movie for its time.
9 April 2002 | by (Lincoln, NE USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw The Zoo Gang when I was a child of about five. The story itself is the cliche'd 80's movie where a group of kids beat the odds to fight for the club that they have, the place that gives them meaning. They fight an incoming developer and his hick family by training with Ben Vereen, otherwise known as Chicken George from Roots. When their training is finished, they realize that they've had the power the whole time to defend themselves and their friendships are made even stronger.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Last Song..... whoopee87
Discuss The Zoo Gang (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?