Mighty Joe Young

Mighty Joe Young

Ron Underwood (1998)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Charlize Theron stars as the woman who befriends a colossal but cute gorilla in this entertaining remake of the 1949 family drama. Of course, Joe doesn't remain hidden in the jungle for long with explorer Bill Paxton on his trail, and he's soon pursued by nasty hunters who want to capture him for some rich collector's amusement. It's a fun romp with impressive ape effects and luscious scenery, though young children may be slightly disturbed by scenes that show the cuddly King Kong under attack.


A giant gorilla is moved from his jungle home to a Los Angeles wildlife reserve, where he escapes and runs amok in the city. A group of concerned people then faces a race against time to save him from harm on the streets - and from the clutches of a ruthless hunter who has him in his sights. Family adventure remake, starring Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton, Rade Sherbedgia and Regina King.

Cast & Crew

Jill Young Charlize Theron
Gregg O'Hara Bill Paxton
Strasser Rade Serbedzija
Garth Peter Firth
Harry Ruben David Paymer
Cecily Banks Regina King
Kweli Robert Wisdom
Pindi Naveen Andrews
Director Ron Underwood
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for violence. Available on: video and DVD
Drama Children's