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  • Actors: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Sherbedgia, Naveen Andrews, Regina King
  • Directors: Ron Underwood
  • Producers: Tom Jacobson, Ted Hartley
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.
  • VHS Release Date: 27 Sept. 1999
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009LPWB0W

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Joe is a smart and friendly fifteen foot gorilla who has grown up with his best friend Jill Young (Charlize Theron) in the remote mountains of Central Africa. But Joe's peaceful life is disturbed by the arrival of poachers and it is up to Jill and zoologist Gregg O'Hara (Bill Paxton) to rescue their ape friend. Joe is moved to California where he is safely placed within an animal conservatory. But his reputation has spread across the globe and now that his anonymity has disappeared, how long can he stay safe from bloodthirsty hunters?

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Charlize Theron is the latest stunning blonde to be hanging around some big ape in a Hollywood movie, this one a remake of the 1949 semi-classic with echoes of the superior King Kong. Theron plays the daughter of an American researcher killed by poachers in Africa. The baby gorilla left in her care grows up to become a hugely tall and broad specimen named Joe, living in the mountains as a mostly unseen legend among people who live there. Along comes an eco-minded emissary (Bill Paxton) from a California sanctuary, who talks the jungle girl into providing safe haven for Joe at the LA facility. The transition is not without discomfort but everything is aggravated via a conspiracy of poachers to get Joe into their own greedy hands. Director Ron Underwood (City Slickers) uses a combination of special-effects techniques to give Joe life and personality, and he succeeds quite effectively. The requisite giant-ape-goes-amok scenes are all in place-a couple of them pretty intense--as is a conclusion that finds the simian hero performing a stunning feat of escalation. Underwood attempts to give a little modern spin to some classic Hollywood conventions regarding wild hearts lost in civilization and the results are pretty agreeable family fare. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to the DVD edition.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 April 2000
Format: DVD
A typical Disney classic; funny and sad with a happy ending - what more can one want. Well done to the producers who brought this loveable creature to life.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 11 July 2003
Format: DVD
Incredible animation and attention to detail make you really believe the illusion of life in the creature. A great family film to enjoy again and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By april on 11 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Love this film... the affects aren't as good as they would be with todays technology, but it's such a great film, who cares.
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By LooBoo on 23 Jan. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I loved this film as a child when it came out on video and so the DVD was an essential add to my collection. It still makes me cry but is a fantastic film for everyone. It was nice for me to watch for the nostalgia but my husband, who had never watched it before, enjoyed it too. It is a lovely film and it is just so cute!
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By A.Sud on 3 April 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I have rated this as 4 Stars because it is clearly aimed at a family audience and as such it delivers great entertainment that both adults and children can watch without parents having to be concerned about violence/sex or anything else they may not want their children to see.

If you want some thing for all the family to enjoy then watch this.
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By Denton on 3 Jan. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
After having seen this film on TV our five year old grandson fell in love with Mighty Joe, so we purchased the DVD, it's a wonder it is not worn out having been played virtually non stop every time he is here,
a very worthwhile purchase.
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By Lisa on 7 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I ordered this for my daughter as i was having trouble finding it in my local shops and knew she would enjoy it, it arrived quickly and she very much enjoyed the movie! thank you so much
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By K. Nicholson on 9 Sept. 2009
Format: DVD
Kids love this dvd, I quite like it too. Well worth the money as the kids have watched this loads of times. I have too boys who love animals and this has earnt it's money.
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