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Mighty Joe Young (1998) - Movie Details

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Sci-Fi Comedy Action Family
115 min.
Release Date
December 25, 1998
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Running Time
115 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG for some menacing action, violence and mild language

On a farm in the heart of Africa, a gentle young girl named Jill Young lives happily with her orphaned playmate Joe, a Tanzanian gorilla. As the years cultivate the extraordinary bond between these two unlikely friends, Jill marvels not at Joe's gargantuan 15-foot-tall physique, rather it is Joe's benevolent temperament and capacity to love that astounds her the most. It is only when Joe is brought to civilization that he learns to regard the... Full synopsis »

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The biggest problem about Mighty Joe Young is that Mighty Joe might be too smart for his own good. And the movie definitely isn't. Plagued by trite lines and an even more overused plot, Mighty Joe Young only manages to boast about a fun little sequence in Los Angeles, and that is about it. Full movie review »
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