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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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Cast

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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 ...
Drake
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Charlie
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Katie
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Mark
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Annie
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Storyline

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Azro calls the monkey "Fingers". The actor who plays Azro is Harvey Keitel, who played a character named Fingers in the movie Fingers (1978). See more »

Goofs

Late in the film, Eva's little brother runs out of a bedroom to get their mother. He is barefoot, but he runs back in wearing shoes. See more »

Quotes

Eva: EW! I am so not letting you eat lizards! From now on you are on a strict "no-yuck" diet.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

MONKEY SHINES
Written and Performed by Robert J. Walsh
Courtesy of Screenmusic International
Screenmusic International (BMI)
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Perfect Family Fun with a Real Message
17 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best "kids movie" I know of. I don't know why this film hasn't garnered a higher "star" rating...maybe because it isn't "edgy" or cynical enough to fit current sensibilities of the darker society we are becoming. I've noticed many I've presented it to in classrooms or Sunday school groups dismiss it at first blush due to its cover and subject matter, but I haven't found an audience yet, from primary school kids to jaded teens, who have not become totally captured by the story it presents. Not one scene seems superfluous. There is not one minute in this film that does not keep everyone's attention. Thora Birch is perfect in her role. The light and jaunty musical score also receives a lot of credit in my mind as to how everything moves along so well. The music alone brightens my day! And how many movies in this genre have had the animal play his/her part so well? AND ... How many films out there that do as well as this one in conveying to children how serious or complicated things can become when we try to hide things from those we should trust?


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