Cheetah

Cheetah
Cheetah
  • G
  • 1h 23m
  • 1989
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They taught him how to play video games. He showed them how to survive! For California teenagers Ted Johnson (Keith Coogan), and his sister Susan, a summer vacation in Africa turns into an incredible adventure and a struggle for survival! With their new friend, Morogo, a Masai tribal boy, they share an amazing, confusing, and funny cross-cultural friendship. Together they find an orphaned cheetah cub, "Duma," and raise her as a pet. But when Duma is stolen by corrupt gamblers, Ted and Susan set out alone across the uncharted wildnerness to find her. Their mission: a daring rescue. Their only ally: Morogo ... if he can find them! CHEETAH is a thrilling adventure about friendship, courage, and survival ... an unforgettable journey that will take you into the very heart of the African wilderness!

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Common Sense Says
Disney live-action adventure with a few perilous moments.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this Disney family adventure from the '80s features some bad guys who capture a beloved cheetah pet, put her in a cage, and starve her. Poachers hang animal skins around their dwellings -- proof of their deadly deeds. Kids are kind-hearted, but make some questionable choices to protect their pet, though everything turns out well in the end.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:August 18, 1989
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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