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27 March 1985 (USA) See more »
An intelligent orangutan provides the missing link in a deaf boy's life. See more »
Silent since losing his hearing to meningitis, young Toby Wyler takes a bitter stance against the world and his family... See more » | Add synopsis »
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What monkeys mean in the movies
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 3 August 2011, 4:05 PM, PDT)

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A great, great movie for everyone! Most excellent! See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order)

James Farentino ... Tom Wyler

Tess Harper ... Jeannie Wyler

Bridgette Andersen ... Jill
Sean Gerlis ... Toby (as Sean Justin Gerlis)

Burt Young ... Fidel Fargo

Louise Fletcher ... Dr. Dolly McKeever

Dennis Haysbert ... Sheriff Pierce

Molly Cheek ... Trish

Dennis Fimple ... Smitty
Taylor Lacher ... Sheriff #1
Tom Lovinger ... Carl

Corey Brunish ... Meadows
B. Joe Medley ... Veterinarian
Steven Clark Pachosa ... Sergeant

J.W. Crawford ... Deputy #1 (as Jim Crawford)
Brian Boe ... Deputy #2
Scott Parker ... Doctor
Caleb Chung ... Gorilla Mime
Andrew Woodworth ... Axelman Boy

Stephen Jason Jenkins ... Second Boy

Alice Spivak ... Deputy #3

Boone Narr ... Deputy #4
Paul 'Sled' Reynolds ... Deputy #5
André Baruch ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Heine ... Clown

Directed by
Robert Michael Lewis  (as Robert Lewis)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Lloyd Lewis  story
Scott Swanton  story
Scott Swanton  teleplay

Produced by
Edward Gold .... producer
Charles Hairston .... co-producer
Max A. Keller .... executive producer
Micheline H. Keller .... producer
Robert Lloyd Lewis .... producer
Gary A. Lowe .... associate producer
Original Music by
Charles Fox 
Cinematography by
Stephen W. Gray 
Film Editing by
Les Green 
Production Design by
Jac McAnelly 
Art Direction by
Douglas Dick 
Steve Karatzas 
Set Decoration by
Lynda Burbank 
Costume Design by
Simon Tuke 
Makeup Department
Leslie Ann Anderson .... hair stylist
Lee Romanoff .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jodi Ehrlich .... second assistant director
Art Department
J. Rae Fox .... property master
Suzanne Ponder .... assistant set decorator
Special Effects by
Larry Odien .... special mechanical effects assistant
J.N. Roberts .... stunt coordinator
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Franchot .... best boy (as Dick Franchot)
Tom Fraser .... assistant camera
Marty Ollstein .... camera operator
Ken Wheeland .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Todd Roberts .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Michael Lloyd .... music supervisor
John Richards .... scoring mixer
Tom Villano .... music editor
Other crew
Karen Golden .... script supervisor

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93 min
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A great, great movie for everyone! Most excellent!, 30 July 2001
Author: daisyduke8000 from NS, Canada

I grew up with this movie. Watching it on Family Channel after school,during the summer with my friends, many times. I'm glad I have so many memories attached to such a great movie. It's about a deaf boy who dislikes his stepfather, but is close to his Mom and sister. A orangutang named Dolly who knows sign language(!) escapes from her owner and finds her way to the kids' treehouse. It takes your emotions everywhere: one minute you're laughing, the next you're crying. The friendship between Dolly and the kids is so nice. A great family movie, there's nothing to worry about like bad language, etc. You can pop it in the VCR and go about your chores, etc. and not have to worry about the kids seeing something bad . Although don't be suprised if you decide to forget about the chores and watch it with them! It appeals to people ages 0-100. It's not a movie only for children. I totally recommend it to everyone!

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