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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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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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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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The rock that Katie climbs at the beach is far inland on the shore. The water shouldn't be more than ankle deep when she falls in. See more »

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[Rick hands Katie a can of soda. She starts to shake it]
Rick Heller: [annoyed; signing to Katie what he is saying] Whoa, whoa, whoa! What did I say about doin' that?
[Katie signs something back]
Rick Heller: Right. Not in the van. And where are you now?
[She responds with a sign]
Rick Heller: Right again. In the van. Look. Just wait a while before you open that thing, okay?
[Katie seems to understand]
Rick Heller: Look the way I see it, we're about a day away from Lacey's uncle's house.
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Born To Be Wild
Written by Mars Bonfire
Performed by Steppenwolf
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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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