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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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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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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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Box Office

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$16,344,520 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Franco Amurri was inspired to make the film because of the constant pleading of his young daughter for a pet. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Cab driver: [looking official and impersonal behind dark glasses] Sorry, we don't take Minors, Company rules.
Eva: I'm not a Minor, I'm in a major hurry!
Cab driver: [lowering his sunglasses to indicate that he is a bit human and understanding after all] You got money?
Eva: Yes!
[Takes out a big wad of Cash, the Driver nods *o.k.*]
Eva: GO!
[the Driver takes off]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

MONKEY SHINES
Written and Performed by Robert J. Walsh
Courtesy of Screenmusic International
Screenmusic International (BMI)
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Cute!
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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