Mighty Joe Young (1998, fantasy and thriller)
Jill Young (Charlize Theron) is a primatologist who has devoted her life to protecting Joe, a very unusual gorilla she and her mother (Linda Purl) discovered as a bouncing baby in a remote jungle. The beginning of the film shows how the jungle isn't quite remote enough when a sadistic poacher (Rade Sherbedgia) orphans both Joe and the young girl on the same terrible night - it's her mother's dying wish that Jill protect the simian. Eventually, the pair wind up in Hollywood and on the run from said poacher. This is a remake of a 1949 film.
The definitive book about animals in the movies
Over 1,000 movies listed and much, much more!
see the table of contents by clicking here
Or get it at discount from the publisher Running Free Press, MovieBooks.biz