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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.

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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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Comedy

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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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Gross USA:

$460,608
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Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Christopher Lloyd and Colleen Camp appeared in Clue (1985). See more »

Goofs

The boom mic is visible in several shots while Penny is shaving BoBo. 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 »

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Sidewalk Talk
Performed and Produced by Jellybean Benítez (as Jellybean)
Courtesy of EMI America Records
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grew up watching this one
1 October 2001 | by joeyramone78See all my reviews

"Walk Like A Man" has a special place in my heart, but not because it's a great (or even good, really) piece of cinema. It's just one of those films that you grow up seeing on HBO as a child every afternoon and, to a fat kid that didn't get out much, that's great entertainment. It's silly, sappy and, like most proper 80's flicks, would probably only be about 45 minutes long if you took out all of the "musical montages". I am not even going to bother with a plot summary-you wouldn't be reading this if you have not already seen the film. But I will say this: while watching it again recently as an adult who has graduated to the more sophisticated likes of Woody Allen and Ingmar Bergman, I was shocked by how much I still enjoyed it! The cast is very funny and entertaining and they gamely tackle the silly material they are given. I especially liked the underrated Christopher Lloyd as the evil older brother and Colleen Camp as his lush of a wife. I don't know, maybe it's just the connotation of the film and the fond childhood memories of watching it that come with it, but continental tastes be damned-I like this lousy little film!


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