Overview

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.

  1. Ron Underwood

    Director

  2. Merian C. Cooper

    Story

  3. Mark Rosenthal

    Screenplay

  4. Lawrence Konner

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Charlize Theron

    Charlize Theron

    Jill Young

  2. Rade Serbedzija

    Rade Serbedzija

    Andrei Strasser

  3. Bill Paxton

    Bill Paxton

    Gregg O'Hara

  4. Regina King

    Regina King

    Cecily Banks

  5. Peter Firth

    Peter Firth

    Garth

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Mighty Joe Young
Mighty Joe Young

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 25, 1998
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 54m

Budget $90,000,000.00

Revenue -

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