Born to Be Wild (1995 film)

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Born to Be Wild
Directed by John Gray
Produced by Jennifer Graham Billings
Tony Gardner
Susan E. Novick
Brian Reilly
Jeffrey Silver
Written by Paul Young
John Bunzel
Starring Wil Horneff
Helen Shaver
John C. McGinley
Peter Boyle
Gregory Itzin
Alan Ruck
Music by Green Jellÿ
Mark Snow
Cinematography Donald M. Morgan
Edited by Maryann Brandon
Production
  company
Fuji Television Network
Outlaw Productions
Distributed by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment
Release date(s) March 31, 1995
Running time 100 minutes
Language English

Born to Be Wild is a 1995 American family comedy film.

Plot[edit]

Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who continues to get himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a female 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 adventurous journey to get her out of the country.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Peter Stack of the San Francisco Chronicle said the animatronic gorilla looked phony, but concluded "The film has its moments of nutty fun" and "it also has a couple of touching scenes -- if you can get beyond that bogus ape look."[1] Washington Post critic Rita Kempley called it "a heart-yanking family yarn that resembles a simian adaptation of Nell" and also compared the movie to Free Willy.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Stack (1995-04-03). "Robot Gorilla Doesn't Cut It in `Born'". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-08-30. 
  2. ^ Rita Kempley (1995-04-03). "‘Born to Be Wild’". Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-08-30. 

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