While on vacation in a fictitious African country, the young son of a US senator, his guardian and their guide must stop the corrupt local police chief and the shady owner of a local circus from capturing their new friend - a talking ape.

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Deep in Africa's exotic Momba-Zomba Land, young David Menden-Hall (Over the Top) befriends a mischievous little chimpanzee--only to discover the critter can talk! Soon, his friends Joe (Dom DeLuise) and Mozambo (Jimmie Walker) are going ape trying to save the chatty chimp after he's sold to the circus by crooked police chief Herbert Lom (The Pink Panther)! It's one cliff-hanger after another as the three friends embark on a zany, slapstick safari into non-stop monkeyshines! Written by Wayne Russell

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One of two films that David Mendenhall would be involved with Menahem Golan in some capacity. Golan would direct Mendenhall in Over the Top (1987) with Sylvester Stallone and the screenplay for this film was written by Golan. See more »

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Bonzo: Bonzo love Ben!
Ben: And Ben love Bonzo.
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Golan-Globus strike again!
2 February 1999 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Even if you get a kick out of all those terrible movies Israeli producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus did in the 80s, you'll probably still find GOING BANANAS tough going. Man, this is one BAD movie. There's nothing worse than an unfunny comedy. There are NO laughs in this movie. Not one. Too add insult to injury, everyone in the movie acts like a moron. Why do we want to watch a movie where everyone is a grating idiot? And despite actually filming this movie in Africa, almost all the movie looks like it was reproduced on a Hollywood back lot. I remember when this movie was released (direct-to-video - it was even too bad for Cannon to theatrically release!), an ad appeared in magazines for children - where all the "review blurbs" were provided by kids, and not actual reviewers! "The monkey was so funny!" said one kid. I hope I never have to meet that now grown-up kid.


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