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Project X (1987)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  17 April 1987 (USA)
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A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious "Project X". Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willie ...
Okko ...
Goofy
Karanja ...
Goliath
Luke ...
Harry ...
Ginger
Arthur ...
Winston
Clafu ...
Spike
Lucy ...
Razzberry
Lulu ...
Ethel
Mousie ...
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Teri
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Dr. Carroll (as Bill Sadler)
Johnny Ray McGhee ...
Robertson
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Sgt. Krieger
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A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious "Project X". Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Following orders isn't the only way to become a hero. See more »


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17 April 1987 (USA)  »

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Fuga dal futuro - Danger Zone  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,532,286 (USA)
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Trivia

As the emotional sounds that chimps make do not in any way resemble those of humans, it was decided to create their vocalizations using actors. Every chimp sound in the picture, other than one very brief outburst, is ADR. The role of Goliath, the giant ape, was voiced by the African-American actor 'Arthur Burghart', who played Dr. Jack Scott on "One Life at a Time" and the smallest female chimp, Daisy, was voiced by 'Annie Lockhart' of "Battleship Gallactica" fame. Norman B. Schwartz was the vocal effects director. See more »

Goofs

When Goofy is using the mop to knock the keys off the table, Virgil's collar is white. His collar is supposed to be blue at that point in the plot and is blue in previous and subsequent shots. See more »

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Jimmy Garrett: Let's get the hell outta here.
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Shock The Monkey
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Hidden modern gem
24 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The eighties have to be considered part of the modern movie era. And already, this is a hidden gem.

The plot is about a government project which uses chimpanzees as guinea pigs in dangerous experiments, and about a man's change from bureaucrat to caring individual.

The plot could have been mundane and mushy, but instead was well crafted.

The film is expertly directed and written. We feel the pains and struggles. It is very moving, and sure to create a tear among the hardest hearts in places.


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