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Born to Be Wild (1995)

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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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Rick Heller
Jean Marie Barnwell ...
Lacey Carr
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Margaret Heller
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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 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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David Wingert ...
Gary James
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Donald Carr
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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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31 March 1995 (USA)  »

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$3,674,841 (USA)
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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

[Rick hands Katie a can of Coke. 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?
[the can bursts and Rick is covered with Coke]
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One of the worst films of all time...
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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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