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Link (1986)

 -  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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Cast

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Jane Chase
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Dr. Steven Phillip
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David
Richard Garnett ...
Dennis
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Kevin Lloyd ...
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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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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For thousands of years man has enslaved the ape, now the tables are about to turn. See more »

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19 September 1986 (USA)  »

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$1,720,450 (USA)
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The script originally called for Link to be a chimpanzee, but when Locke got the role, Link was changed to an orangutan - although trainer Ray Berwick dyed his fur black, which actually made him look more like a chimp. See more »

Goofs

When Link was getting Voodoo out of the cage there was a lock on the cage, but Link toke it off when it needed a key. See more »

Quotes

Imp: [On the keyboard] KILL LINK!
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Hot Voodoo
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Written by Sam Coslow and Ralph Rainger
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God made man, and he used a monkey to do it...
14 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Link, a British horror film starring Terence Stamp, Elisabeth Shue, two chimps and an orangutan. The Link of the title is the orangutan, though we are asked to believe he is a chimp, and he's getting on a bit and his master, Dr. Steven Phillip (Stamp), is ready to send him of to the primate farm in the sky. Only Link is a smart cookie, he likes a smoke, and he likes to menace Jane Chase (Shue) who is working for peanuts as Steven's housekeeper so as to get experience from the good doctor.

So, when Steven vanishes half way through the movie, Jane is left to her own devices with mad primate and good primate. But wait, a clumsy set-up sees her joined by some pals late in the day, the cannon fodder has arrived, hooray! Ludicrous and lacking genuine suspense, while the primates out act their human counterparts. But boy are those primates trained brilliantly, especially the expressive Link (Locke). 3/10


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