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Cheetah (1989)

Ted and Susan, an American boy and girl spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents, adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set her loose so that she can learn to ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeff Blyth

Writers:

Alan Caillou (book), John Cotter (screen story) | 3 more credits »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Coogan ... Ted
Lucy Deakins ... Susan
Colin Mothupi Colin Mothupi ... Morogo
Timothy Landfield ... Earl Johnson
Breon Gorman Breon Gorman ... Jean Johnson
Ka Vundla Ka Vundla ... Kipoin
Lydia Kigada Lydia Kigada ... Lani
Kuldeep Bhakoo Kuldeep Bhakoo ... Patel
Paul Onsongo Paul Onsongo ... Abdullah
Anthony Baird Anthony Baird ... Nigel
Rory McGuinness Rory McGuinness ... Larry
Rod Jacobsen Rod Jacobsen ... David
David Adido David Adido ... Mwangi
Konga Mbandu Konga Mbandu ... Police Captain
Martin Okello Martin Okello ... Friendly Policeman
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Storyline

Ted and Susan, an American boy and girl spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents, adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set her loose so that she can learn to hunt and be free. However, when she is captured by poachers planning to race her against greyhounds, Ted and Susan, together with Morogo, a young African goat herder they befriended, head off into the wild to rescue her. Written by David Mullich <dmullich@aol.com>

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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The phrase "Hakuna matata" which is heard on a radio in the form of a song. It became very famous when Disney released The Lion King (1994) five years later. See more »

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Referenced in The Lion King (1994) See more »

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Great film for the whole family!
3 April 2000 | by DoobieKeeblerSee all my reviews

"Cheetah" is a treasure of a family film. It is very memorable, and enjoyable throughout. The acting is good, as the young cast of stars shine. The scenery is amazing, and the premise is a unique, original idea. I'm surprised this film hasn't received more attention, as it is truly one of the greatest family films ever. Disney does a superb job here with "Cheetah"...people of all ages will enjoy this film.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheetah & The Hare See more »

Filming Locations:

Nairobi, Kenya See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,636,118, 20 August 1989

Gross USA:

$8,153,677

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,153,677
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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