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Monkey Trouble (1994)

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A young girl's life turns hairy when her new pet monkey turns out to be a trained pickpocket on the run from a scheming gypsy.

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Dodger
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Eva
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Azro
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Amy
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Tom
Adrian Johnson ...
Jack
Julian Johnson ...
Jack
Kevin Scannell ...
Peter
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Tessa
Robert Miranda ...
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Eva is a girl that is feeling left out and ignored when her new baby brother arrives. Nothing is going well for her, until she finds a new friend. Her new friend is Dodger, a monkey. Dodger and Eva become close friends and entertain crowds at the Boardwalk. That is, until Eva finds out that Dodger has a hidden talent - he's a trained thief. Written by Anonymous

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Eva's new friend has big eyes, hairy feet, and very sticky fingers. See more »


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Rated PG for a moment of menace | See all certifications »
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18 March 1994 (USA)  »

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$16,344,520 (USA)
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Director Franco Amurri was inspired to make the film because of the constant pleading of his young daughter for a pet. See more »

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When the monkey decides to run away form the gypsy he is wearing a black diaper. In the following outdoor shots the diaper is missing See more »

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Azro: [message on answering machine] It's the machine. You know what to do!
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The film is dedicated "For Eva", after Eva Amurri, director Franco Amurri's daughter. See more »

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Referenced in Shameful Sequels: Robocop 3 (2014) See more »

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GIRLS
Performed by Gee Boyz
Written by Darlene Gallegos
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ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OF ITS KIND
13 February 2003 | by (Chicago, Il., U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Forget FREE WILLY.

If you're looking for a really decent kids/animal flick that will appeal to young, old, or in-between, look no further than MONKEY TROUBLE. Thora Birch gives a fantastic performance as a little girl who wants a dog and winds up with a monkey escaping from its abusive owner (Harvey Keitel) who has trained the little critter to pick pockets and burglarize houses. The monkey takes an instant liking to the little girl, who names him Dodger, and sneaks him home. Meantime, the drunken gypsy (Keitel) will stop at nothing to get him back. It's an intelligent, well performed family classic that will appeal to just about anyone-even those who don't appreciate movies about kids and killer whales.

Rating: **** out of *****


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