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Link (1986)

R  |   |  Horror  |  19 September 1986 (USA)
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A zoology student must try to out smart a murderous and super-intelligent orangutan.



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Complete credited cast:
Jane Chase
Dr. Steven Phillip
Steven Pinner ...
Richard Garnett ...
Kevin Lloyd ...
Joe Belcher ...
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Student Jane jobs as an assistant for the animal researcher Phillip in a lonesome old house. They live alone except for the chimpanzees and butler Link: a 45 years old very intelligent orangutan. Phillip wants to put Link to death. However before he can do this he's vanished tracelessly one morning. Link starts behaving more and more aggressive and prohibits Jane from using the phone or reaching the next village. When she punishes him by locking him out, he becomes violent. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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Release Date:

19 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abernes nat  »

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$1,720,450 (USA)

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1.66 : 1
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Locke, the orangutan who plays Link, and Jed, the chimp who plays Imp, go in wheel chairs before they start filming to save their energy. See more »


Link is an orangutan and they have reddish-brown fur, in the film he is recalled as a chimp and the trainers dyed his fur black. See more »


Imp: [On the keyboard] KILL LINK!
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Link for president...
5 May 2003 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Best monkey horror movie ever - no other comes to mind so its not like there is too much competition. But who cares, this movie is great fun especially for us monkey fans. And who ever you might be, there is no denying that Link is one funky monkey.

All ye nay-sayers stop your monkey buisness and vote Link for president.

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