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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

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Jean Marie Barnwell ...
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Uncle Max Carr
Marvin J. McIntyre ...
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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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Atty. Dan Woodley
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Judge Billings
John Procaccino ...
Ed Price
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David Wingert ...
Gary James
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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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The story of a 15 year old boy and one incredible gorilla on the road to freedom. 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

The apple that Katie takes from the duffel bag is still green. But the one she picks up, and then hands to Rick, is mostly red. See more »

Quotes

Rick Heller: Yes Katie, I know there's a train coming, thank you!
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Connections

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

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One World for Us
Written by Gerard McMahon
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One of the worst films of all time...
11 January 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Simply awful. Stunning. A man in a gorilla suit makes friends with a troublemaking teen who learns to love the gorilla and tries to free it. "Free Willy" meets "Larger Than Life," only it's worse than both put together (or subtracted from each other). John Billingsley ("Out of Time") has a small role.

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