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 »

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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?


Originally, Ridley Scott was slated to direct. See more »


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 »


Azro: [message on answering machine] It's the machine. You know what to do!
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Crazy Credits

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


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Written and Performed by Robert J. Walsh
Courtesy of Screenmusic International
Screenmusic International (BMI)
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13 February 2003 | by (Chicago, Il., U.S.A.) – See all my reviews


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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