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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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Gus Charnley
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Walter Mallinson
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Det. Lou Greenberg (as Tom Wilson)
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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
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Trivia

This film is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jerro. See more »

Goofs

Rick Heller and Katie stop by a burger restaurant in one scene. Gorillas don't eat meat especially hamburgers because gorillas are herbivores and strictly vegetarian. See more »

Quotes

Rick Heller: [shouting] Couple of guys looking for adventure!
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Connections

Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #37.2 (2009) See more »

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Born To Be Wild
Written by Mars Bonfire
Performed by Steppenwolf
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Extremely predictable
4 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

If a kid actually did the same things with a gorilla that the kid in this movie does, he'd quickly get his limbs ripped off - primates are EXTREMELY STRONG animals. In fact, seeing this kid get ripped apart would be more entertaining than anything that happens in this movie. Awesomely manipulative, cardboard characters, and VERY predictable - you'll be able to guess what happens before it actually comes onscreen. And the gorilla costume isn't very convincing. I think only very young children might get some enjoyment from this - everyone else, stay away!


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