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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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Uncle Max Carr
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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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Ed Price
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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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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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This film is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jerro. See more »

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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

Donald Carr: Who's that?
[stares at the silhouette of Katie beeping the car horn five times]
Rick Heller: Oh that's my brother, sir. He's a musician.
Donald Carr: I don't like you. You stay away from my daughter. You understand?
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One World for Us
Written by Gerard McMahon
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Excellent family film!!!!!!!
24 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film is great for the entire family. You will smile, laugh, and even cry together. Excellent bonding between man and animal! Courtroom scenes are dramatic but also funny. Even animals know the difference between right and wrong, as Katie brings her opinions to be known.


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