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Born to Be Wild (1995)

Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rick Heller
Jean Marie Barnwell ...
Lacey Carr
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Margaret Heller
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Uncle Max Carr
Marvin J. McIntyre ...
Bob the Paramedic
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Gus Charnley
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Walter Mallinson
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Sergeant Bo Markle
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Det. Lou Greenberg (as Tom Wilson)
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Atty. Dan Woodley
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Judge Billings
John Procaccino ...
Ed Price
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Interpreter
David Wingert ...
Gary James
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Donald Carr
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Storyline

Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is teaching to communicate through the use of sign language. When the owner of the gorilla takes her back to become a flea market freak Rick takes it upon himself to break Katie out and take her on an adventureous journey to get her out of the country. Written by Christopher D. Ryan <cryan@direct.ca>

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What do you do when your best friend's a 400-pound gorilla? Anything she likes. See more »


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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »
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31 March 1995 (USA)  »

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$3,674,841 (USA)
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Goofs

Rick Heller and Katie stopped by a Burger Resturant, Gorillas don't eat meat especially Hamburgers because Gorillas are herbivores and strictly vegetarian. See more »

Quotes

[as punishment for his bad behaviour, Rick's mother is forcing him to clean out the gorilla cage. She hands him a mop]
Margaret Heller: Your hours are four to six, Monday through Friday. If you do better at school, and if you show some responsibility, we'll forget about military school. If not...
Rick Heller: There's gotta be a law or something against this!
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One World for Us
Written by Gerard McMahon
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Fantastic!
2 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie is fantastic. Very moving film about the relationship between humans and animals that a lot of people can quite easily relate to. Katie (the gorilla) is an intelligent creature who creates a strong bond with a troubled teenager (Rick) that takes them on an adventure neither would ever forget. And as for Wizard-8 saying "the gorilla costume isn't very convincing", Katie was in fact played by a live gorilla. They may be strong, powerful creatures, but they are also very intelligent and are able to perform once trained. And Wizard-8 also said "I think only very young children might get some enjoyment from this - everyone else, stay away", and this is also false - I am 21 and still enjoy this film. It's a fantastic story well worth seeing!


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