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Project X (1987)

 -  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 ...
New Recruit
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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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Together, they fought the U.S. Air Force. See more »


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17 April 1987 (USA)  »

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Mystikos pilotos X  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,532,286 (USA)
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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 »

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When they decide to take Virgil out of the complex, Garrett says "let's get the hell out of here" but his words don't match his mouth. See more »

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Jimmy Garrett: A human pilot would react differently, because a human pilot would know that he's going to die.
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Shock The Monkey
Written and Performed by Peter Gabriel
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This obscure gem has got everything!
15 August 2007 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

We have the most charming and endearing non-human character in the history of cinema. Lassie, Benji or even Toto couldn't hold a burning piece of blue wax to the impossible not to love Virgil. We have two lead actors with enough charisma to hold their own, while maintaining the quiet humility necessary not to upstage the simian lead. We have many genuine laughs and just as many heartfelt tears. We have characters, human and non, that we love and care about. We have genuine and sincere passion and emotion. We have a powerful political statement and a film that's actually about something.

My affection and personal attachment for the musical, THE PRODUCERS is well known by everyone who knows me well. However, this not so well known gem is truly Matthew's shining masterpiece!


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