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Monkey Trouble (1994)

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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Tessa
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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
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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

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

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 »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Performed by The Aintree Boys
Written by Dylan MacAlinion and Granville Ames
Double Clutch Music/Big Barn Music (BMI)
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Good Family Viewing, But Pretty Unmemorable
30 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This little girl in here (played by Thora Birch) is a little annoying because of her constant lying. However, in the end - as in most stories that dealing with people who lie all the time - she sees that the troubles she's encountered are due to those prevarications.

The monkey in here is fun to watch. It was also nice to see Mimi Rogers in a wholesome and - gasp - even more shocking: Harvey Keitel not utter a bad word. Rogers and Christopher MacDonald play too-liberal parents, discipline- wise, but otherwise this is a pretty enjoyable lightweight film that moves along at a good clip.

It's not memorable, but it's family-safe and a decent movie for the adults, too.


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