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Tarzan in Manhattan (1989)

Tarzan goes to New York to rescue the chimp Cheetah, who has been captured by an evil animal experimenter. There, he teams up with Jane, a cab driver and daughter of an ex-cop private eye, who help Tarzan free Cheetah and his friends.

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Brightmore
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Robert Benedetti
Jim Doughan
Darnell Gregorio-De Palma ...
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Joel Carlson
Jerry Queeney
Sloan Fischer
Terry Millines
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Tarzan goes to New York to rescue the chimp Cheetah, who has been captured by an evil animal experimenter. There, he teams up with Jane, a cab driver and daughter of an ex-cop private eye, who help Tarzan free Cheetah and his friends.

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Joe Lara would later auditioned as Tarzan in Tarzán (1991) which he lost to Wolf Larson, but star as Tarzan in the unrelated series Tarzan: The Epic Adventures (1996). See more »

Quotes

Joseph: Well, like the song says 'Give my regards to Broadway'. You can still change your mind
Tarzan: No. I must go, Joseph
Joseph: OK. But remember: you're going to be up against something stronger than poison darts, more cunning than killer snakes, and fiercer than Simba the Lion.
Tarzan: What is that?
Joseph: New Yorkers!
Tarzan: New Yorkers
Joseph: This is as far as I can go. I didn't want to break this to you before but you can't take the knife
Tarzan: Won't I need it against the New Yorkers, Joseph?
Joseph: Yes. But they won't let you take it on the plane.
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Pull Up to the Bumper
Written by Kookoo Baya, Grace Jones and Dana Mano
performed by Grace Jones
courtesy of Island Records
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One of the funniest films ever - though not sure that was intended
26 August 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film is hilarious. It takes the tarzan character and moves him to New York in search of his missing monkey friend, to do a whole fish out of water plot line, as well as the usual good vs evil thing that seems to be present in most films these days, and obviously the obligatory love story.

Tony Curtis, though it should go without saying, is absolutely superb in it. The overacting involved in his part really just makes his role so funny. He plays the ex cop father of the love interest who occasionally masquerades as a main part, and adds a touch of (intended) humour to the film.

Everyone should watch it at least once just for the experience, and as it is the perfect TV movie it should be on somewhere soon!


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