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Project X (1987)

An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X".

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Willie ...
Okko ...
Goofy
Karanja ...
Goliath
Luke ...
Harry ...
Ginger
Arthur ...
Winston
Ciafu ...
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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Storyline

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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PG | See all certifications »
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17 April 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuga dal futuro - Danger Zone  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$18,532,286 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The back of Jimmy's jacket says "King Louis". King Louie is the name of the Borden orangutan in Walt Disney's 1967 animated film "The Jungle Book", as well as the Gigantopithecus in the 2016 adaptation. See more »

Goofs

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. His mouth movements actually say, "Let's get the f--- out of here." See more »

Quotes

Dr. Carroll: The chimp might be smart but I think his trainer's smarter. You've earned yourself a promotion.
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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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