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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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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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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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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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Rick Heller and Katie stop by a burger restaurant in one scene. Gorillas don't eat meat especially hamburgers because gorillas are herbivores and strictly vegetarian. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Heller: [has just picked up her son at the police station] Next time I'm not gonna pick you up. How about I let them keep you there for a few days. I'd get some peace!
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One World for Us
Written by Gerard McMahon
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Understandable
28 August 1999 | by 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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