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Born to Be Wild

4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: Warner
  • VHS Release Date: July 20 1999
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 0790742187
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,013 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)
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Born to Be Wild has been dismissed more than once as a knockoff of Free Willy. Except for the teaming of a troubled kid and a large mammal in pursuit of the latter's freedom, that comparison is off the mark. Part screwball comedy and part animal-rights drama, the film stars Wil Horneff as Rick, a young, incorrigible teen whose mother (Helen Shaver), a primate researcher, enlists him to help care for a gorilla named Katie. Much to his surprise, Rick bonds with Katie, a lonely simian who yearns for the Africa of her youth and whose expressive range includes a fair amount of sign language. When Katie's coldhearted owner (Peter Boyle) decides to take her back and put her on display at a department store, Rick steals her away and stuffs her in a stolen van--which he then proceeds to drive to Canada hoping his girlfriend's uncle (John C. McGinley), a conspiracy nut, can lead this 800-pound gorilla to freedom. Rick's quixotic mission is not without funny mishaps and even some character-building challenges to the hero's conviction. (A rambunctious, often impolite girl like Katie is not the easiest travel companion.) But the film's final arrival turns out to be much more than one might have expected: a moving testament to the joy and pain of accepting one's destiny. --Tom Keogh

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This a great movie. It has it' own soul and heart, by the end of it you will be inspired and moved. What else can I say that will help put my feelings into words for the world to read....there should be more movies like this. "Born To Be Wild" helps us see that today's youth can replace violence with love and that all things placed on this plant have gifts to give.....we sometimes just have to open our eyes a little wider and look not just see what is happening around us. Any and everyone needs to at lest once view this tale of two friends trying desperately to find their niche in a world where there viewed as outcasts. Wil Horneff thank you for helping bring the journey of Kate and Rick into the lives of so many.
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I thought this movie was made really well. This has been the greatest family movie I have ever seen. It had me laughing and crying at the same time. This is a film that the whole family can enjoy from 0 to 99 years old. And I believe that your whole family will love this movie and watch it everyday like I do.
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I really liked this movie it is very well done I saw it in my boarding school and When we were watching this movie Some boys from Our class come for a sleep over(they slept in the boys corridor) and I cried three time and one boy teased me because he saw me cry all three times and he thought I was very sentimantal about things. I cried because I am an animal lover and I don't like very sad animal movies but my friend told me it was good so I saw it I did like it alot. I recomend thid movie to any age.
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Very entertaining for all ages, the gorilla was very well done, good for teaching children about commitment and responsibility. Makes you laugh and cry.
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