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Cheetah (1989)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family  |  18 August 1989 (USA)
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An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. ... See full summary »

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Colin Mothupi ...
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Kipoin
Lydia Kigada ...
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Patel
Paul Onsongo ...
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Mwangi
Konga Mbandu ...
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An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to race it against greyhounds, the two city kids, together with a young African goat herder they befriended, head off into the wild to rescue the cheetah. Written by David Mullich <dmullich@aol.com>

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Adventure | Family

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18 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Cheetah & The Hare  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,153,677 (USA)
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Great film for the whole family!
3 April 2000 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

"Cheetah" is a treasure of a family film. It is very memorable, and enjoyable throughout. The acting is good, as the young cast of stars shine. The scenery is amazing, and the premise is a unique, original idea. I'm surprised this film hasn't received more attention, as it is truly one of the greatest family films ever. Disney does a superb job here with "Cheetah"...people of all ages will enjoy this film.


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