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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 more »

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Rick Heller
Jean Marie Barnwell ...
Lacey Carr
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Margaret Heller
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Uncle Max Carr
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Bob the Paramedic
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Gus Charnley
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Walter Mallinson
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Sergeant Bo Markle
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Det. Lou Greenberg (as Tom Wilson)
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Atty. Dan Woodley
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Judge Billings
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Ed Price
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Interpreter
David Wingert ...
Gary James
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Donald Carr
Keith Swift ...
Dino
Michael MacRae ...
Country Store Cop
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Jack Graham
David MacIntyre ...
Charnley's Guard #1
Bob Cea ...
Charnley's Guard #2
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Daryl
Sarah Brooke ...
Lacey's Mom
Jordan Michelman ...
Lacey's Brother
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Dwayne
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Farmer
Sandra Lee Dejong ...
Farmer's Wife
Larry Albert ...
Plain Clothes Officer
Amy Scott ...
Burger Girl
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Burger Boss
Drake Collier ...
Anchorman
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Anchorwoman
Peter Abrahamson ...
Gorilla Team
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Gorilla Team
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Gorilla Team (as Debbie Carrington)
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Gorilla Team
Karyn Malchus ...
Gorilla Team
Talia Paul ...
Gorilla Team
Don Brady ...
Search Cop
Doris Bloom ...
Country Store Cashier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Edward Baker ...
Delinquent
Anton J. Schneider ...
Baliff
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Special Vocal Effects (voice)
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Cameraman (uncredited)
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Court Spectator (uncredited)
Leif Tilden ...
Katie the gorilla (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Gray

Written by

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Paul Young ... (story)
 
John Bunzel ... (screenplay) and
Paul Young ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Jennifer Graham Billings ... associate producer
Tony Gardner ... associate producer
Susan E. Novick ... associate producer
Brian Reilly ... executive producer
Jeffrey Silver ... producer

Music by

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Green Jellÿ
Mark Snow

Cinematography by

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Donald M. Morgan

Film Editing by

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Maryann Brandon

Editorial Department

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Scott Brock ... assistant editor: lightworks
Mark Goldman ... assistant editor: lightworks
John Hendrickson ... assistant film editor
Bob Kaiser ... color timer
Theresa Repola Mohammed ... negative cutter
Ralph O. Sepulveda Jr. ... first assistant film editor

Casting By

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Debi Manwiller

Production Design by

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Roy Forge Smith

Art Direction by

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Gilbert Wong

Set Decoration by

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Jan Pascale

Costume Design by

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Ingrid Ferrin

Makeup Department

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Jim Beinke ... gorilla suits fabrication, gorilla hair design and supervision, puppeteer
Katharina Hirsch-Smith ... key makeup artist
Laine Liu ... makeup artist: Hawaii
George O'Neill ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Scott Oshita ... special makeup effects artist
Beate Petruccelli ... special makeup effects artist (as Beate Eisele)
David Barrett ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Sean Kenney ... lens technician (uncredited)

Production Management

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Laura J. Medina ... unit production manager
Betty Pollock ... production supervisor: Hawaii
Pamela Reis ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Karen Estelle Collins ... second assistant director (as Karen E. Collins)
Richard Feury ... first assistant director
Jeff Kay ... second second assistant director
Robert Loeser ... second second assistant director (as Bob Loeser)

Art Department

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Sophia Barashkoff ... stand-by painter
Denise Boquist ... paint forperson
Mervyn Chang ... construction coordinator: Hawaii
Leslie Craig ... assistant art director: Hawaii
Louise Del Araujo ... lead
Jacqueline English ... assistant art director
Sean Everett ... property master (as Sean E. Markland)
Steven E. Eyrse ... head painter / scenic artist
Alan Feffer ... propmaker
Alan Frey ... property assistant
Neil Gahm ... propmaker foreman
Kelly Graham ... set designer
Travis Huston ... property assistant
Terry Kempf ... construction coordinator
Noelle King ... art department coordinator
Carissa J. McHugh ... property assistant
Cynthia Nibler ... on-set dresser / property assistant
Drew Pinniger ... assistant property master
Tom Price ... storyboard artist
Brent Rice ... set dresser
Steve Roll ... construction gang boss
David Storm ... set dresser
Bradley Thordarson ... set carpenter
Nick Worsfold ... scenic artist

Sound Department

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Bob Baron ... adr mixer
David Boulton ... adr mixer
Kim B. Christensen ... sound effects editor
Bruce Darby ... assistant sound editor
Richard Duarte ... foley mixer
Cam Eason ... cable: Hawaii
Malcolm Fife ... foley editor
Chris Grigg ... assistant sound editor
Nancy Jencks ... assistant sound editor
Stephen Kearney ... assistant sound editor
Charles Kelly ... production sound mixer: Hawaii
Linda Lew ... foley mixer
Lew Maddox ... production sound mixer: Hawaii
Michael Mennies ... assistant sound editor
Douglas Murray ... supervising sound editor
Jennifer Myers ... foley artist
Jonathan Null ... assistant sound editor
Margie O'Malley ... foley artist
John Pritchett ... production sound mixer
E. Jeane Putnam ... adr editor
Richard Quinn ... dialogue editor
David M. Roberts ... boom operator
Leslie Shatz ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Charles Tomaras ... second boom operator / utility sound
Hugh Waddell ... adr editor / adr supervisor
Marian Wallace ... re-recording mixer
Gail Carroll-Coe ... boom operator: Hawaii (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Tamara Carlson ... fabrication crew: Alterian Studios
Nick Fennel ... special effects
Tony Gardner ... gorilla designer and creator
Robbie Knott ... special effects coordinator
Tom Knott ... special effects foreman
Rodd Matsui ... special effects technician
Carolyn Oros ... special effects technician
Michael A. Pearce ... foam latex supervisor
Johanna Pizzo ... contact lens technician
Tom Irvin ... special makeup effects artist: Alterian Studios (uncredited)

Stunts

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David Boushey ... stunts
Jamie Bunch Elliott ... stunts (as Jamie Sue Bunch)
Gary Combs ... stunts
Joe Dunne ... stunt coordinator
Corey Michael Eubanks ... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Gene Hartline ... stunts
Chris Howell ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert Beaumont ... key grip
Neil Bestwick ... key rigging grip
John Bramley ... still photographer
Russ Caldwell ... best boy electric: Hawaii (as Russell Caldwell)
Bob Calnan ... rigging gaffer
Bill Coe ... first assistant camera
Ron Cooney ... key grip: Hawaii
Glenn DiVincenzo ... Steadicam operator
Mark Duncan ... second assistant camera
Richard Engel ... electrician
Brett Fletcher ... dolly grip: Hawaii unit
Jim Gavin ... loader
Billy Heath ... dolly grip (as Bill Heath)
Neil Holcomb ... best boy electric
Frank M. Holgate ... helicopter camera operator
Larry Kaster ... gaffer
Douglas Olivares ... first assistant camera: Hawaii
Rebecca Revak ... second assistant camera
Louis J. Rogers III ... electrician
David Roth ... second assistant camera
Gregory D. Smith ... grip
Jeffrey P. Soderberg ... rigging gaffer
Tama Takahashi ... first assistant camera (as Tama Pollard)
Paul Varrieur ... camera operator: "a" camera
Scott Watkins ... best boy grip
Gary Welch ... best boy grip: Hawaii
Mitchell J. Wood ... 24 frame video operator (as Mitch Wood)
Elizabeth Ziegler ... Steadicam operator

Casting Department

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Amy Caton-Ford ... extras casting
Anna Fishburn ... extras casting
Tina Kerr ... extras casting
Kelly McCall ... extras casting
Jodi Rothfield ... seattle casting
Kelly Ryan ... seattle casting
Eileen Stringer ... casting assistant: Los Angeles

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lynda Foote ... costume supervisor
Anne Hoss ... set costumer: Hawaii (as Ann Hoss)
Frances Kenny ... set costumer
Sally Roberts ... set costumer

Location Management

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Emmett Dennis III ... location manager: Hawaii
Lynn Murphy ... location manager
Melinda Simon ... assistant location manager
Joshua Vancil ... location assistant

Music Department

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Budd Carr ... music supervisor
Jeff Charbonneau ... music editor
Danny Mann ... special vocal effects
Lolita Ritmanis ... orchestrator
Lonnie Sill ... music supervisor
Leif Tilden ... special vocal effects

Transportation Department

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Greg Bronner ... driver
Marlo Hellerstein ... transportation coordinator
David Marder ... transportation coordinator
Doug Phillips ... picture car coordinator
William Powell ... driver

Other crew

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John Albrecht ... payroll accountant
Ronald Arthur Baker ... caterer
Mark Campbell ... production assistant
Robaire Charbonneau ... key set stylist
Elizabeth Ervin ... production coordinator
Roger Fouts ... technical advisor
Pam Fuller ... script supervisor (as Pam J. Fuller)
Tony Gardner ... animatronic effects supervisor / puppeteer
Kevin Harris ... accountant
Valencia Kaye ... craft service
Hico Koike ... production associate
Lori LoCicero ... assistant to director
Toru Miyazawa ... production associate
Heather Murphy ... production coordinator: Washington
Ken Osburn ... production assistant
Jerry Pratt ... production assistant
Bill Pugin ... sign language coach
Morgan Rhodes ... production assistant
Deborah Ross ... title designer
Sheilah Sullivan ... assistant accountant
Diane Tennyson ... key set production assistant
Virginia Travers ... craft service
Joshua Vancil ... key production assistant
Bonnie Weis ... accountant
Marvin Williams ... production assistant
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc ... helicopter pilot: Hawaii

Production Companies

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The story of a 15 year old boy and one incredible gorilla on the road to freedom. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Katie (United States)
  • Drôle de singe (France)
  • Gorilla auf der Flucht (Germany)
  • Ein Gorilla zum Verlieben (Germany)
  • Nacida salvaje (Spain)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia This film is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jerro. See more »
Goofs The rock that Katie climbs at the beach is far inland on the shore. The water shouldn't be more than ankle deep when she falls in. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Executive Decision (1996). See more »
Soundtracks One World for Us See more »
Quotes [Rick has narrowly escaped by climbing a fence after being chased by a squad car]
Rick Heller: Hey, that was pretty good. You guys are getting a lot faster.
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