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Walk Like a Man (1987)

PG | | Comedy | 17 April 1987 (USA)
A boy raised by wolves is reunited as an adult with his real family.

Director:

Melvin Frank

Writer:

Robert Klane
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Howie Mandel ... Bobo Shand
Christopher Lloyd ... Reggie Shand / Henry Shand
Cloris Leachman ... Margaret Shand
Colleen Camp ... Rhonda Shand
Amy Steel ... Penny
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott ... Walter Welmont
George DiCenzo ... Bob (Bub) Downs
John McLiam ... H.P. Truman
Earl Boen ... Jack Mollins
Howard Platt ... Fred Land
Millie Slavin Millie Slavin ... Essie Welmont
William Bogert ... A.J. (Al) Brown
Isabel Cooley ... Judge / Bystander
Asa Lorre Asa Lorre ... Bobby Shand
Jeremy Gosch Jeremy Gosch ... Young Reggie
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Storyline

As a baby, Bobo gets separated from his family during a camping trip. After being raised by wild dogs for twenty years, Bobo is discovered by animal researcher Penny, who brings him back to his family and attempts to teach Bobo how to readjust to life with humans. While his mother is overjoyed to see him again, Bobo's older brother Henry is more worried about losing his share of the inheritance. As Bobo progresses with Penny's lessons, Henry plots to have him eliminated. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bobo See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$460,608
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Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia

Final film of Melvin Frank. See more »

Goofs

Reggies' spare tire rim is just sitting loose in the trunk, not mounted to the deck. See more »

Quotes

Customer: Are you a homo?
Bobo Shand: No. I'm a Bobo.
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Connections

Referenced in ER: Walk Like a Man (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Sidewalk Talk
Performed and Produced by Jellybean Benítez (as Jellybean)
Courtesy of EMI America Records
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Dog S***.
26 June 2004 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

If there was a more annoying performer in the 1980s than Howie Mandel I sure do not remember him. This time Mandel is a young man who has been raised by a pack of wolves after he was accidentally left behind during a camping trip when he was a very young boy. He is found by animal researcher Amy Steel and she tries to teach him the ways of humans that he has been away from. Naturally he reunites with his mother (Cloris Leachman) and his demented older brother (Christopher Lloyd). Lloyd tries and tries to keep Mandel from getting half of his elderly mother's inheritance while Mandel is totally oblivious to what is going on and what is expected of him. Soon Lloyd decides it will be easier to skip all the legalities and just have Mandel killed instead. Comedy that is just not funny here. Mandel tries to dominate the action, and does, but the movie is a smelly dog from top to bottom. This is a total waste of film and effort (what little was put in). One of the many downers of the mid-1980s. Turkey (0 stars out of 5).


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