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Cheetah (1989)

Cheetah (1989)

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In Disney's Cheetah, Keith Coogan and Lucy Deakins play two LA teenagers who aren't really looking forward to their upcoming trip to Kenya. Once in Africa, the kids change their minds when, together with local youth Collin Mohtupi, they befriend a cheetah cub. When the cub grows to maturity, it is necessary for Coogan and Deakins to reacclimate their domesticated pet to life in the wilds. The plot's menace is personified by a covetous store owner who hopes to exploit the cheetah at the local dog races. Cheetah is based on The Cheetahs, a novel by actor Alan Caillou.

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Cast

Timothy Landfield
as Earl Johnson
Breon Gorman
as Jean Johnson
Ka Vundla
as Kipoin
Paul Onsongo
as Abdullah
Konga Mbandu
as Police Captain
Martin Okello
as Friendly Policeman
Allaudin Qureshi
as Patel's Cousin
Waigwa Wachira
as Racetrack Policeman
James K. Ward
as Announcer
Jan Maccoy
as Stewardess
Evalyne Kamau
as Nyambura
Jane Gelardi
as Announcer's Girlfriend
Joseph "J.J." Otieno Adamson
as Band at the Blue Duka
David Otieno
as Blue Duka Band Member
Wally Amalemba
as Blue Duka Band Member
Frank C. Turner
as Greyhound Owner
Tony Evans Kalanzi
as Blue Duka Band Member
Kelly Harry Ngetsa
as Blue Duka Band Member
Richard Clarke
as Announcer
Michael Rogers
as Racetrack Policeman
Lee Harvin
as Bettor
Aloysius Lazarus
as Greyhound Owner
Njorogue M. Ngoima
as Greyhound Owner
Frank Turner
as Greyhound Owner
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Critic Reviews for Cheetah

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Cheetah brings to focus the concerns of experts and laymen alike.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

'80s Disney live-action adventure with few perilous moments.

March 15, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's an exceedingly simple story using the lure of golden African locations, animal observation, and teen histrionics to coax viewers in, directed by a guy who used to craft Circle-Vision films for Epcot.

August 26, 2009 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Despite spotty acting, the story is worth seeing for animal lovers.

January 28, 2005 | Full Review…

There's a lot here that the kiddies will like, and it's delivered with a minimum of the outright schmaltz that's become so prevalent in Disney's more recent efforts.

July 11, 2002 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An overly sentimental 'family film' that brings to mind the old Disney True-Life Adventures, Cheetah is a very old-fashioned movie. And that's not meant as a compliment.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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