• Mighty Joe Young (1998)

Mighty Joe Young

Release Date: 1998

DVD Release Date: March 23rd, 1999

PG |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

As a child living in Africa, Jill Young (Charlize Theron) saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser (Rade Serbedzija). Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When Gregg O'Hara (Bill Paxton) arrives from California and sees the animal, he convinces Jill that Joe would be safest at his wildlife refuge. But Strasser follows them to the U.S., intent on capturing Joe for himself.

Cast: Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth, David Paymer, Regina King, Robert Wisdom, Naveen Andrews

Director: Ron Underwood

Genres: Adventure , Children

Production Co: RKO Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Love, 1990s, Melodramatic, Love interest, Revenge

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