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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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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Dr. Carroll: The chimp might be smart but I think his trainer's smarter. You've earned yourself a promotion.
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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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Wonderful film--GREAT MUSIC!!! But where is the soundtrack???
13 November 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Ever get that feeling to just watch a movie and bawl your eyes out? I'm one of those people who feels that it's healthy to really cry once in a while. This movie will do it to you. Many sad moments during the film--but I must say the ending is one of those happy tear-jerker endings. Truly, the personification of the chimps increased the emotional awareness of the film--you react to the chimps' feelings at least as much as the humans'. What I think really made the emotions fly out of me was the music. James Horner's score takes you through the clouds on wondrous flights of melody and also puts you through torturous periods of mourning and sorrow. His use of a gorgeous flute instrument combines innocence with a bit of an African tone. Being a great James Horner fan, collecting scores such as Legends of the Fall and Titanic, I was very disappointed to find that the score for Project X is only available on the black market! To this day I can't figure out why. If you've seen this film and know anything about the soundtrack, feel free to e-mail me. If you've not seen it, pop it in the VCR and you'll see what I'm talking about. Just make sure you grab a box of Kleenex!


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