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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$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

Link: [On keyboard] COOK PHONE.
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APEMAN
Performed by The Kinks
Music by Ray Davies
Published by Davray Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Carlin Music
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A great movie!
13 October 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Link is a very good film. The acting by Elisabeth Shue and Terence Stamp was very good especially by Stamp but the real stars of the movie are the apes! The great ape that played Link was excellent! I couldn't help but laugh at him because of the way he acts, the things he does, the faces he makes, and the way he moves. I know it isn't suppose to be funny but he makes this classic a very serious but a hilarious film! The chase scenes with Link were cool! The music by Jerry Goldsmith is excellent! A very good theme he composed and the entire score is perfect for the movie! Link is great and is an entertaining movie! I strongly Recommend it!


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