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Midvale College is in fear of losing it's college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darius Green III
Mr. Dearborne
Leon Tyler ...
Norman Grabowski ...
Cheryl Miller ...
Connie Gilchrist ...
Mrs. Gossett
Alan Hewitt ...
Professor Shattuck
Gage Clarke ...
College President
Harry Holcombe ...
Alexander Lockwood ...
Harry Antrim ...


Midvale College is in fear of losing it's college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter Merlin Jones, a bright college student, and his nephew Stanley, an intelligent chimpanzee. The judge wants Merlin to create an "honest way to cheat". Merlin uses "sleep learning" to help the players pass their exams. This saves the college football program from being banished, but not for long...the college is tempted to receive a $1 million dollar check from a Mr. Astorbilt. The catch is though the college must get rid of football. Judge Holmesby finds Darius Green III, who will pay $10 million dollars to the college if they can get a man to fly under his own power. The task is in Merlin's hands again. Can Merlin win the day and save the football team? Written by Pat McCurry <>

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More fun than a barrel of teenagers!


Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi


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18 August 1965 (USA)  »

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The Monkey's Uncle
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Sung by Annette Funicello & The Beach Boys
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"Merlin Jones" is back...but film looks like some quickie B-flick
25 February 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Say what you will about Walt Disney's silly suburban comedies of the 1960s, they at least LOOKED good. Walt always ensured a decent production and usually threw in some nifty visual effects for the fun of it. The exception is "The Monkey's Uncle". After a spunky start with Annette Funicello singing on-stage with The Beach Boys, this movie settles into Sitcom-ville with tired results. Worse, it looks terrible, with flimsy walls that are supposed to pass as sets and terrible use of color photography. Rarely have I seen a movie that looked so bad, with lots of yellow meringue and pea-green curtains and costumes. Having enjoyed "The Misadventures Of Merlin Jones" for what it was, I expected Disney to up the fun-quotient with this sequel, but it's a real snooze. *1/2 from ****

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