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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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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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19 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Abernes nat  »

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$1,720,450 (USA)
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Anthony Perkins was offered the role of Dr.Steven Philip. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Link: [On keyboard] COOK PHONE.
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Hot Voodoo
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Written by Sam Coslow and Ralph Rainger
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A bizarre but fascinating thriller with monkeys and Elizabeth Shue
1 December 2001 | by (San Jose, California) – See all my reviews

I think this was a break-through movie for Elizabeth Shue. It was the first time I heard of her as an actress. I think I saw the movie back in 1988, but it made quite an impact on my young impressionable mind. After watching the movie, I had a real fascination with primate intelligence. The psycho-sexual interaction between Shue and the monkeys stayed in mind all this time. In particular, I remember quite vividly the bathroom scene. It was strange from me to see that back then. And, everytime I see anyone take a bath or shower with a pet in the bathroom on a movie or commercial, I think of that scene.


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