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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Mozambo (as Jimmie C. Walker)
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Palermo
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Captain Mackintosh
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Peter J. Elliott ...
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Sergeant Abdul
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Mike Westcott ...
Robert Anderson, American Ambassador
Philip Van der Byl ...
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Irene Frangs ...
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Simpson Correra ...
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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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Ship's Captain: He's going to the jungles of Africa, slippers won't save him.
Big Bad Joe: Captain, I've been appointed as this boy's caretaker for the remainder of this journey.
Ben: Captain, my father arranged for a guide to meet us.
Ship's Captain: A guide huh? He'll probably eat you
[laughs]
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I love monkey movies, but.....
17 December 1998 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

A good friend of mine one said: "A monkey is funny, anytime, anywhere." There is one exception to this: GOING BANANAS. It is quite simply the WORST MOVIE I have ever seen. It's worse than PLAN 9, worse than THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS. It is TERRIBLE. The talking monkey gag gets old after about three minutes, and believe me that's all there is. Make sure you have a bunch of people around to revive you after you go into TOXIC SHOCK from GOING BANANAS, the worst movie ever.


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