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Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG
114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by a zoologist and a young woman whom he grew up with. A poacher from the past returns to seek vengeance on him.
Writers
Merian C. Cooper (story) | Ruth Rose (earlier screenplay) | Mark Rosenthal (screenplay) | Lawrence Konner (screenplay)
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Budget
$ 90,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 10,602,042
Gross (USA)
$ 50,632,037
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Release date
Dec 25, 1998 (United States)

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Charlize Theron
Jill Young Jill Young   See fewer
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Bill Paxton
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Rade Serbedzija
Strasser Strasser   See fewer
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David Paymer
Harry Ruben Harry Ruben   See fewer
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Regina King
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Lawrence Pressman
Dr. Baker Dr. Baker   See fewer
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Linda Purl
Dr. Ruth Young Dr. Ruth Young   See fewer
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Mika Boorem
Young Jill Young Young Jill Young   See fewer
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Cory Buck
Jason Jason   See fewer
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Liz Georges
Jason's Mother Jason's Mother   See fewer
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Richard Riehle
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Cynthia Allison
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Ken Taylor
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Ray Harryhausen
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Terry Moore
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Judson Mills
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Deborah Kellner
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Larry Brandenburg
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Neil Kopit
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Lily Mariye
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John Alexander
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Verne Troyer
Baby Joe Baby Joe   See fewer
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John Munro Cameron
Joe's Mother Gorilla Joe's Mother Gorilla   See fewer
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David St. Pierre
Joe's Father Gorilla Joe's Father Gorilla   See fewer
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Debbie Lee Carrington
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Darren T. Knaus
Baby Joe (voice) (as Darren Knaus) Baby Joe (voice) (as Darren Knaus)   See fewer
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Party Guest Grabbed By Joe (uncredited) Party Guest Grabbed By Joe (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.6 / 10 | 25,212 votes