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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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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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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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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 Burghardt, who played Dr. Jack Scott on One Life to Live (1968) and the smallest female chimp, Daisy, was voiced by Anne Lockhart of Battlestar Galactica (1978) fame. Norman B. Schwartz was the vocal effects director. See more »

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The patch on Jimmy's fatigues is color. By 1983, the USAF had converted the patches on the olive drab fatigue uniforms to a subdued, more camouflaged version. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Garrett: So I'm the new 'Lord Of The Apes'.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: American Ultra (2015) See more »

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Shock The Monkey
Written and Performed by Peter Gabriel
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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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