Walk Like a Man

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"What does a $30,000,000 inheritance mean to a guy who thinks he's a dog? It means his brother Reggie wants him to roll over and play dead."
  • PG
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 4.7  (1,573)

Walk Like a Man is a 1987 comedy that tells the story of a man named Bobo, played by Howie Mandel, who was raised by wolves and then returned to civilization. The movie is directed by Melvin Frank and produced by Leonard Stern. Christopher Lloyd plays the role of Bobo's half-brother, a wealthy businessman named Eric, who wants to take Bobo back to the wild and steal his inheritance. Cloris Leachman plays the role of Bobo's adoptive mother, who raised him in the wild.

The movie opens with a flashback to Bobo's childhood, where he is shown playing with wolves and howling at the moon. After being taken in by his adoptive mother, he grows up in the wild and learns to survive in the wilderness. When Bobo turns 30, he is discovered by a group of hunters, who bring him back to civilization.

Bobo struggles to adapt to his new environment and faces challenges, including learning how to walk upright, speak English, and understand social norms. He also meets Eric, who tricks him into signing over his inheritance to him. However, with the help of his adoptive mother and a new friend named Connie, Bobo learns to navigate the complexities of human society and, eventually, stands up to Eric.

The movie showcases Howie Mandel's physical comedy skills as he portrays Bobo, who is often seen crawling on all fours or howling like a wolf. Christopher Lloyd's performance as Eric is also noteworthy, as he portrays a conniving villain who is willing to do anything to get what he wants.

The movie's soundtrack includes songs from popular artists such as The Bangles, Sheila E., and David Bowie, adding to the 80s vibe of the film.

Overall, Walk Like a Man is an enjoyable and light-hearted comedy that showcases Mandel's comedic skills and offers a heartwarming message about the importance of family and acceptance.

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    4.7  (1,573)