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Mighty Joe Young
Directed by:
Ron Underwood

Released on December 25 of 1998 in the USA, "Mighty Joe Young" (also known as "Grande Joe, Il", "Mighty Joe", "Mein großer Freund Joe") is an Action/Adventure/Family/Fantasy/Thriller film directed by Ron Underwood, and written by Mark Rosenthal (screenplay) and Ruth Rose (earlier screenplay) , starring Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Regina King, Peter Firth and Naveen Andrews.

Survival is an instinct.

Who directed "Mighty Joe Young":

Mighty Joe Young was directed by Ron Underwood, an American director, writer, and producer.

Before making Mighty Joe Young, Ron Underwood had directed Speechless, released in 1994, Heart and Souls (1993), City Slickers (1991), Tremors (1990). Since, he directed The Adventures of Pluto Nash, released in 2002, In the Mix (2005).

What was the release date of "Mighty Joe Young":

Mighty Joe Young was first released in the United States on Friday, December 25, 1998. Other films released on Friday, December 25, 1998 are A Civil Action (dir. Steven Zaillian), Hurlyburly (dir. Anthony Drazan), and La Leggenda del pianista sull'oceano (dir. Giuseppe Tornatore). This was twenty (20) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, March 26, 1999 in Italy; Wednesday, June 30, 1999 in France; Thursday, July 01, 1999 in Germany; Friday, March 19, 1999 in Spain; Thursday, April 01, 1999 in Australia and on Saturday, April 10, 1999 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "Mighty Joe Young":

At the casting of Mighty Joe Young we find Bill Paxton, previously seen in A Simple Plan (1998) and Titanic (1997); Charlize Theron (Celebrity (1998), The Devil's Advocate (1997)); Rade Serbedzija (Polish Wedding (1998), La Tregua (1997)) [ more... ]

  • Bill Paxton, Christian Clemenson and Geoffrey Blake can be seen in Apollo 13, released in 1995.
  • Peter Firth and David Paymer can also be seen in Amistad, released in 1997.
  • Rade Serbedzija and Charlize Theron can be seen in Battle in Seattle, released in 2007.
  • Christian Clemenson and Charlize Theron also appeared in J. Edgar, released in 2011.

What is the Storyline of "Mighty Joe Young":

Charlize Theron plays Jill Young who as a child has witnessed the death of her mother, Ruth Young (Linda Purl), and the mother of Joe, an infant mountain gorilla, at the hands of poachers led by Andrei Strasser (Rade ?erbed?ija). Strasser loses his right thumb and trigger finger to Joe, and swears revenge on the gorilla for the damage. Before she dies, Ruth tells Jill to take care of Joe, to which Jill agrees. Twelve years later, Jill has raised Joe (who, because of a rare genetic anomaly, has now grown to [...]

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