Born to Be Wild

What do you do when your best friend's a 400-pound gorilla? Anything she likes.

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 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.

Director: John Gray
Writers: Paul Young, John Bunzel.

Born to Be Wild Vodly
Vodly Score: 5.2/10 from 26 votes
Release Date: 1995-03-31
Status: Released
Run time: 100 min / 1:40
Production Countries: United States of America, Japan


Wil Horneff
as Rick Heller
Helen Shaver
as Margaret Heller
John C. McGinley
as Max Carr
Jean Marie Barnwell
as Lacey Carr
Peter Boyle
as Gus Charnley
Gregory Itzin
as Walter Mallinson
Titus Welliver
as Sergeant Bo Markle
Thomas F. Wilson
as Det. Lou Greenberg (as Tom Wilson)
Marvin J. McIntyre
as Bob the Paramedic
Alan Ruck
as Dan Woodley
Janet Carroll
as Judge Billings
John Procaccino
as Ed Price
Obba Babatundé
as Interpreter
David Wingert
as Gary James
John Pleshette
as Donald Carr


Art Roy Forge Smith Production Design
Sound Mark Snow Original Music Composer
Art Jan Pascale Set Decoration
Editing Maryann Brandon Editor
Sound Leslie Shatz Sound Designer
Sound Leslie Shatz Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Jeffrey Silver Producer
Production Tony Gardner Associate Producer
Art Gilbert Wong Art Direction
Camera Donald M. Morgan Director of Photography
Production Brian Reilly Executive Producer
Directing John Gray Director
Production Debi Manwiller Casting
Sound Budd Carr Music Supervisor
Production Susan E. Novick Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Lynda Foote Costume Supervisor
Crew Robbie Knott Special Effects Coordinator
Sound Jeff Charbonneau Music Editor
Art Noelle King Art Department Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Ingrid Ferrin Costume Design
Sound Lolita Ritmanis Orchestrator
Sound Douglas Murray Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Richard Quinn Dialogue Editor
Camera John Bramley Still Photographer
Camera Elizabeth Ziegler Steadicam Operator
Directing Pam Fuller Script Supervisor
Crew Joe Dunne Stunt Coordinator
Sound John Pritchett Production Sound Mixer
Sound Kim B. Christensen Sound Effects Editor
Writing Paul Young Screenplay
Writing Paul Young Story
Writing John Bunzel Screenplay
Production Jennifer Graham Billings Associate Producer
Camera Glenn DiVincenzo Steadicam Operator
Sound Lonnie Sill Music Supervisor
Sound Marian Wallace Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lighting Larry Kaster Gaffer
Production Laura J. Medina Unit Production Manager

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