Mighty Joe Young

Beauty brings down the beast again in this remake of the 1949 girl and her monkey movie. Stunning Jill Young (Charlize Theron), the daughter of a Dian Fossey-like primatologist (Linda Purl), has dedicated her life to protecting "Joe," a mutant gorilla she and her mother first discovered as a playful youngster. Vicious poachers (Rade Sherbedgia, Peter Firth)...read more

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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.

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  • Released: 1998
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Beauty brings down the beast again in this remake of the 1949 girl and her monkey movie. Stunning Jill Young (Charlize Theron), the daughter of a Dian Fossey-like primatologist (Linda Purl), has dedicated her life to protecting "Joe," a mutant gorilla she… (more)

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