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Top 10 bio-pics: No. 9 ... Gorillas in the Mist

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gorillas-in-the-mist.jpgThe official Stuck in the '80s ranking of the Top 10 Bio-Pics of the '80s continues today with the No. 9 movie.

9. GORILLAS IN THE MIST (1988): Dian Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) travels to Africa to study and then save the vanishing mountain gorillas.

Trivia: Jessica Lange turned down the lead role.

Signature line: "You like this ring? You want to keep the hand this ring is on? If I see or hear or smell you anywhere near my gorillas, you'll be writing with your other hand and I'll have a new ashtray."

What critics said: "I left Gorillas in the Mist feeling cheated, somehow, as if the story had no more insight into Fossey than she apparently had into herself." - Roger Ebert

The Top 10 Bio-pics of the '80s: 

10. My Left Foot

9. Gorillas in the Mist

8. The Last Emperor

7. Coal Miner's Daughter

6. Bird

5. Reds

4. Stand and Deliver

3. Gandhi

2. Amadeus

1. Raging Bull

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