Mighty Joe Young

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

Survival is an instinct.

  • Genre: Adventure, Family, Action, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1998-12-25
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 747 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: Kiswahili
  • Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Ron Underwood
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As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. 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 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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  • Charlize Theron

    as Jill Young
  • Bill Paxton

    as Gregg O'Hara
  • Rade Šerbedžija

    as Strasser
  • Peter Firth

    as Garth
  • David Paymer

    as Harry Ruben
  • Regina King

    as Cecily Banks
  • Robert Wisdom

    as Kweli
  • Naveen Andrews

    as Pindi
  • Lawrence Pressman

    as Dr. Baker
  • Linda Purl

    as Dr. Ruth Young
  • Mika Boorem

    as Young Jill Young
  • Geoffrey Blake

    as Vern
  • Christian Clemenson

    as Jack
  • Cory Buck

    as Jason
  • Liz Georges

    as Jason's Mother
  • Richard Riehle

    as Commander Gorman
  • Cynthia Allison

    as News Reporter
  • Ken Taylor

    as News Reporter
  • Ray Harryhausen

    as Gentleman at Party
  • Terry Moore

    as Elegant Woman at Party
  • Judson Mills

    as Impatient Driver
  • Tony Genaro

    as Boxer Shorts Man
  • Flo Di Re

    as Bambi's Owner
  • Kaylan Romero

    as Street Kid
  • Hernan Ruiz

    as Street Kid
  • Jenilee Deal

    as Street Kid
  • Matt Deal

    as Street Kid
  • Bethany Bassler

    as Cabriolet Girl
  • Vicki Davis

    as Cabriolet Girl
  • Deborah Kellner

    as Cabriolet Girl
  • Marguerite Moreau

    as Cabriolet Girl
  • Tracey Walter

    as Conservacy Guard
  • Larry Brandenburg

    as Animal Control Duty Officer
  • Damien Leake

    as Cop
  • Neil Kopit

    as Cop
  • Janet Eilber

    as Concerned Mother
  • Wiley M. Pickett

    as Police Sharpshooter
  • John Bower

    as Carjack Man
  • Hannah Swanson

    as Toddler
  • Laurie Kilpatrick

    as Toddler's Mom
  • Richard McGonagle

    as Panda Owner
  • Reno Wilson

    as Poacher
  • Ted Hartley

    as Society Man
  • Dina Merrill

    as Society Woman
  • Lily Mariye

    as Ticket Clerk
  • John Alexander

    as Mighty Joe Young
  • Verne Troyer

    as Baby Joe
  • John Munro Cameron

    as Joe's Mother Gorilla
  • David St. Pierre

    as Joe's Father Gorilla
  • Debbie Lee Carrington

    as Other Gorilla
  • Denise Cheshire

    as Other Gorilla
  • Darren T. Knaus

    as Baby Joe (voice)
Sound James Horner Original Music Composer
Production Ralph Winter Supervising Producer
Writing Lawrence Konner Screenplay
Writing Mark Rosenthal Screenplay
Writing Merian C. Cooper Story
Writing Ruth Rose Original Film Writer
Crew Eugene Collier Stunts
Camera Donald Peterman Director of Photography
Art Michael Corenblith Production Design
Art Merideth Boswell Set Decoration
Production Michael Fottrell Co-Producer
Camera Oliver Wood Director of Photography
Art Dan Webster Supervising Art Director
Art Charlie Daboub Art Direction
Crew Rick Baker Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Rick Baker Makeup Artist
Editing Paul Hirsch Editor
Crew Walter Scott Stunts
Directing Ron Underwood Director
Production Pam Dixon Casting
Directing Terry Leonard Second Unit Director
Costume & Make-Up Molly Maginnis Costume Design
Production Gail Katz Executive Producer
Production Tom Jacobson Producer
Crew Joe Bucaro III Stunts
Production Ted Hartley Producer
Art Tom Southwell Art Direction
Crew Keith Woulard Stunts
Production Jim Chory Associate Producer
Crew Jimmy N. Roberts Stunt Double
Crew Troy Brown Stunts
Production Mark Lisson Co-Executive Producer
Crew Tim Trella Stunts
Production Jacqueline Levine Associate Producer
Crew Matt Leonard Stunts
Crew Troy Robinson Stunts
Camera Paul A. Edwards Camera Operator
Crew Julie D'Antoni Production Office Assistant
Production Gary Stutman Co-Executive Producer
Art Greg Wolfson Set Decoration
Crew Troy Gilbert Stunts
Crew Leigh Hennessy Stunts
Crew Doc Antle Animal Wrangler