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Born to Be Wild (1995)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  31 March 1995 (USA)
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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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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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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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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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$3,674,841 (USA)
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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

[Katie is being displayed in a department store window]
Rick Heller: [signing to Katie what he is saying] I want you out too.
Lacey Carr: [surprised] You can talk to her.
[Rick places his hand on the glass]
Rick Heller: She doesn't belong in there.
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Understandable
28 August 1999 | by (G-Burg) – See all my reviews

I know that most of this movie is fake but you have to understand that the plot is nice and it really wakes people up to animal cruelty. After reading Congo, by Michael Crichton, I just had to watch this movie once more and I'm glad I did. Most people think that gorrillas are just huge beasts who'll kill anything that gets in their way. On the contrary, chimpanzees are even more ferocious than gorrillas and will eat human children in the wild. That gives you something to think about when you watch this movie, which I really recommend


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