Monkey Trouble (1994)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  18 March 1994 (USA)
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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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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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He's cute. He's cuddly. He's a klepto. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for a moment of menace | See all certifications »





Release Date:

18 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pet  »

Box Office


$16,344,520 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Harvey Keitel reputedly made the film for his young daughter. See more »


During the dinner scene Eva has corn on the cob on her plate that has clearly been completely eaten. After her friend Katie calls, the corn on her plate is back to being uneaten. See more »


Azro: They tooked everything! She took the TV. She even took my frickin' FOOD!
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Crazy Credits

The film is dedicated "For Eva", after Eva Amurri, director Franco Amurri's daughter. See more »


Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »


Performed by The Aintree Boys
Written by Dylan MacAlinion and Granville Ames
Double Clutch Music/Big Barn Music (BMI)
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11 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the dollar theater several years ago on a rainy day with my friend Andrea, who was pregnant and we wanted to see a good family movie. I'm not a big supporter of seeing monkeys as the star of films, but this was a good one. All the little girl (Thora Birch, who several years later became famous for playing the daughter in American Beauty) wanted was a pet, and the writers crafted a cute, touching story. Good performances all around.

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