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