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Walk Like a Man (1987)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  17 April 1987 (USA)
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Boy raised by wolves is reunited as an adult with his real family.

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Margaret Shand
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As a baby, Bobo gets separated from his family during a camping trip. After being raised by wild dogs for twenty years, Bobo is discovered by animal researcher Penny, who brings him back to his family and attempts to teach Bobo how to readjust to life with humans. While his mother is overjoyed to see him again, Bobo's older brother Henry is more worried about losing his share of the inheritance. As Bobo progresses with Penny's lessons, Henry plots to have him eliminated. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Trivia

At the DragonCon convention in 2011, Christopher Lloyd claimed this movie was the one he was most embarrassed by. See more »

Goofs

Immediately after walking home during a rain storm, Reggie chases BoBo across a completely dry lawn, and into the neighbors freshly poured concrete driveway (which does not appear wet). See more »

Quotes

Rhonda Shand: You're the only man whoever bet on a horse that started from a kneeling position.
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Referenced in ER: Walk Like a Man (2002) See more »

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Walk Like A Man
Performed by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Courtesy of Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli
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"Walk Like A Man" has a special place in my heart, but not because it's a great (or even good, really) piece of cinema. It's just one of those films that you grow up seeing on HBO as a child every afternoon and, to a fat kid that didn't get out much, that's great entertainment. It's silly, sappy and, like most proper 80's flicks, would probably only be about 45 minutes long if you took out all of the "musical montages". I am not even going to bother with a plot summary-you wouldn't be reading this if you have not already seen the film. But I will say this: while watching it again recently as an adult who has graduated to the more sophisticated likes of Woody Allen and Ingmar Bergman, I was shocked by how much I still enjoyed it! The cast is very funny and entertaining and they gamely tackle the silly material they are given. I especially liked the underrated Christopher Lloyd as the evil older brother and Colleen Camp as his lush of a wife. I don't know, maybe it's just the connotation of the film and the fond childhood memories of watching it that come with it, but continental tastes be damned-I like this lousy little film!


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