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Going Ape! (1981)

When his father - who owned a circus - dies, Foster inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orangutans. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the orangutans or ... See full summary »
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Cast

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Foster
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Fiona
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Cynthia (as Stacey Nelkin)
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Lazlo
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Joey
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Bad Habit
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Brandon
Howard Mann ...
Jules Cohen
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Gridley
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Zebrewski
Jacquelyn Hyde ...
Zaida
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Goon #1
Bob Terhune ...
Goon #2
Jaye Durkus ...
Goon #3 (as Jay Durkus)
Angus Duncan ...
Farley
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When his father - who owned a circus - dies, Foster inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orangutans. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the orangutans or just one gets sick or dies during the next 3 years, the zoological society will get all the money. So he not only has to deal with 3 apes and an annoyed girlfriend, but also with Laszlo, a kooky new roommate who came from the circus to help with the apes, a greedy zoological society's president, 3 bumbling henchmen and a cranky landlord. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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There were 3 conditions to the 5 million dollar inheritance, and they had to be bathed once a week.


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PG | See all certifications »
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10 April 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Affen, Gangster und Millionen  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During a scene involving Frank Sivero's character and his mobster buddies, The Godfather theme is playing... Frank played Genco in The Godfather Part II. See more »

Goofs

The letter that Poppy is supposed to give Foster jumps from her right hand to her left. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

ONE WAY STREET
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Jeremy Joe Kronsberg
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The funniest apes on this earth!!!
28 June 2000 | by (Muskego,Wis) – See all my reviews

Going Ape is one of best movies ever made. I believe people should reevaluate their vote on this fine movie. If anybody loves to watch a butch of crazy apes that are constantly getting into mischief, this is the movie for you!!!


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