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Director:
Writers:
Lee David Zlotoff (story) and
Tom Ackermann (story) ...
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Release Date:
19 September 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Man is no longer in control! See more »
Plot:
A zoology student must try to out smart a murderous and super-intelligent orangutan. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
God made man, and he used a monkey to do it... See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elisabeth Shue ... Jane Chase

Terence Stamp ... Dr. Steven Phillip
Steven Pinner ... David
Richard Garnett ... Dennis

David O'Hara ... Tom
Kevin Lloyd ... Bailey
Joe Belcher ... Taxi Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daisy Beevers ... Becky (uncredited)
Geoffrey Beevers ... Mr. Miller (uncredited)

Caroline John ... Mrs. Miller (uncredited)

Linus Roache ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Franklin 
 
Writing credits
Lee David Zlotoff (story) (as Lee Zlotoff) and
Tom Ackermann (story)

Everett De Roche (written by)

Produced by
Richard Franklin .... producer
Verity Lambert .... executive producer
Rick McCallum .... co-producer
Selwyn Roberts .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Mike Molloy 
 
Film Editing by
Andrew London 
Derek Trigg 
 
Production Design by
Norman Garwood 
 
Art Direction by
Keith Pain 
 
Costume Design by
Catherine Cook 
 
Makeup Department
Yvonne Coppard .... special makeup artist
Pat Hay .... makeup artist
Meinir Jones Brock .... hair stylist (as Meinir Brock)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Dodds .... second assistant director
Christopher Hall .... third assistant director (as Chris Hall)
Chris Rose .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Les Benson .... property master
Roy Carnon .... sketch artist
Steve Cooper .... set designer
Patricia Johnson .... draughtsman
Darryl Paterson .... dressing props
Peter Verard .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Chris David .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Michael Harris .... sound maintenance (as Mike Harris)
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Langford .... dubbing mixer
Gerard McCann .... assistant sound editor
Steve O'Brien .... boom operator
David Stephenson .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Lyle Conway .... creature effects supervisor
Chris Corbould .... senior special effects technician
Neil Corbould .... special effects technician
Michael Dawson .... special effects administrator
John Gant .... special effects supervisor
Lesja Liber .... animatronics
Mike Scanlan .... animatronic technician
 
Stunts
Tracey Eddon .... stunts
Bobby Porter .... stunt double
Tony Smart .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Binnersley .... focus puller
Fred Brown .... electrician
Albert Clarke .... still photographer
Jason Lehel .... focus puller
Mike Lloyd .... camera loader
Mike Proudfoot .... director of photography: Scotland second unit
Clive Rivers .... camera grip
Roy Rodhouse .... gaffer
Gale Tattersall .... camera operator
Gale Tattersall .... director of photography: UK second unit
Marc Wolff .... camera pilot
 
Casting Department
Jackie Burch .... casting: Los Angeles
Priscilla John .... casting: London
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Terry Smith .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Robert Hambling .... assistant editor
Sarah Rains .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Ken Hall)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
National Philharmonic Orchestra .... music played by
Mike Ross-Trevor .... music recordist (as Mike Ross)
Diane DeLouise Wessel .... music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ray Berwick .... head animal trainer
Ray Berwick .... head ape trainer
Jean Bourne .... script supervisor
Rona Brown .... chimp trainer: UK
Roy Childs .... psychological consultant
Graham Easton .... production executive
David Frank .... chimp handler
Sue Gentle .... stand-in
Barbara Griffiths .... animatronics coordinator
Jayne Grosvenor .... body double: Elisabeth Shue
Bob Jordan .... assistant location manager
John Ketteringham .... stand-in
Lynda Levy .... unit publicist
Joseph McCarter .... chimp handler
Bob Mercer .... production associate
Alan Miller .... assistant to director
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Charles Salmon .... location manager
Clare St. John .... production coordinator
 

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Runtime:
USA:103 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
EMI and Cannon between them cut 13 minutes from the film for release.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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:
Imp:[Typing on the monkey computer to Jane] LINK DIRTY BUG
Jane Chase:Oh, come on. You are going to hurt Link's feelings.
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Soundtrack:
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
God made man, and he used a monkey to do it..., 14 October 2013
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

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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