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Monkey Trouble -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Franco Amurri (written by) &
Stu Krieger (written by)
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Release Date:
18 March 1994 (USA) See more »
Eva's new friend has big eyes, hairy feet, and very sticky fingers. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Finster ... Dodger

Thora Birch ... Eva

Harvey Keitel ... Azro

Mimi Rogers ... Amy

Christopher McDonald ... Tom
Adrian Johnson ... Jack
Julian Johnson ... Jack
Kevin Scannell ... Peter

Alison Elliott ... Tessa
Robert Miranda ... Drake

Victor Argo ... Charlie

Remy Ryan ... Katie

Adam LaVorgna ... Mark

Jo Champa ... Annie

John Lafayette ... Cates
Andi Chapman ... Christine the Teacher
Julie Payne ... Librarian
Kimberly Cullum ... Jesse
Molly David ... Kaye Weller
Harvey Vernon ... Harold Weller
Tereza Ellis ... Female Cashier
Frank Lugo ... Mexican Park Attendant

Gerry Bednob ... Mr. Rao

Aaron Lustig ... Store Manager
Bea Soong ... Japanese Woman
Deborah White ... Katie's Mom
Richard Reicheg ... Assistant to Mr. Big
Robert A. Perry ... Echo Man

Rino Piccolo ... Man in Crowd

Marcy Goldman ... Park Attendant
Gabriel Christopher ... Bored Cashier
Diane Manzo ... Jogger
Carrie Pauley ... Girl with Kite
Stephen J. Todey ... Rooftop Worker
William McGore ... Gee Boyz

Reynaldo Gallegos ... Gee Boyz (as Raymond Gallegos)
Richard Gallegos ... Gee Boyz
Rubén Vargas ... Gee Boyz

Frank Welker ... Special Vocal Effects (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Sutera ... Paul (uncredited)

Directed by
Franco Amurri 
Writing credits
Franco Amurri (written by) &
Stu Krieger (written by)

Produced by
John C. Broderick .... co-producer
Mimi Polk Gitlin .... producer
Christian Halsey Solomon .... associate producer
Heide Rufus Isaacs .... producer
Ridley Scott .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Mancina 
Cinematography by
Luciano Tovoli 
Film Editing by
Ray Lovejoy 
Chris Peppe 
Casting by
Doreen Lane 
Karen Rea 
Production Design by
Leslie Dilley 
Art Direction by
Nathan Crowley 
Set Decoration by
Denise Pizzini 
Costume Design by
Eileen Kennedy 
Makeup Department
Christina Bartolucci .... hair assistant (as Cristina Bartolucci)
Christina Bartolucci .... makeup assistant (as Cristina Bartolucci)
Michelle Bühler .... makeup artist (as Michelle J. Buhler)
Scott Williams .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Brad Blake .... post-production supervisor
John C. Broderick .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leslie Dilley .... second unit director
Nancy Henkle Green .... second assistant director
Michael Waxman .... first assistant director
Tom Zapata .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Kelly Berry .... set dresser
Dean R. Brown .... construction coordinator
Don 'Tex' Clark .... leadman
Daren Dochterman .... storyboard artist
Don Elliott .... set dresser
Lisa Lopez .... on-set dresser
Roger Nall .... stand-by painter
Edmond Scott Ratliff .... assistant property master
Jeff Spellerberg .... property master
Sound Department
Craig Clark .... supervising sound editor
Michael Evje .... production sound mixer
Marc Fishman .... supervising sound editor (as Marc 'Leggs' Fishman)
William Freesh .... adr mixer (as Bill Freesh)
Eric J. Goldstein .... boom operator
Mike Goodman .... adr editor (as Michael Goodman)
Robert Guastini .... adr recordist
Robert Guastini .... sound effects editor
Bess Hopper .... foley artist
Jon Johnson .... sound effects editor
Charles Kelly .... production sound mixer
Tim Philben .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist
Cathie Speakman .... supervising adr editor
Jeff Vaughn .... adr mixer
Ben Wilkins .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
J.D. Streett .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Dan Winthrop .... opticals
Mariah Cassidy .... stunt player
Michael Cassidy .... stunt player (as Mike Cassidy)
Mickey Cassidy .... stunt player
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunt player
Roydon Clark .... stunt player
Randy Fife .... stunt coordinator (as Randy 'Fife')
Randy Fife .... stunt player (as Randy 'Fife')
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt player
Dick Hancock .... stunt player
Loren Janes .... stunt player
Robert Keller .... stunt player
J. Suzanne Rampe .... stunt player (as Suzanne Rampe)
Walter Robles .... stunt player (as Walt Robles)
Birgit K. Schier .... stunt player (as Birgit Schier)
Jeff Smolek .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Smolek .... stunt player
Bob Stephens .... stunt player
Russell Towery .... stunt player
George P. Wilbur .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Blum .... dolly grip
Michael D. Brown .... Steadicam operator
Jeffrey R. Clark .... first assistant camera
Ric Delgado .... best boy rigging gaffer
Michael A. FauntLeRoy .... assistant Steadicam operator
Mark Fellman .... still photographer
Jeff Graham .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bob Hall .... camera operator: "b" camera
D.J. Harder .... second assistant camera (as David J. Harder)
Todd Heater .... best boy electric
Peter Jensen .... Steadicam operator
Tommy Klines .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian LeGrady .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Marc Margulies .... first assistant camera
David McMillan .... lighting technician
Dieter W. Meckler .... best boy grip
Robert W. Meckler .... key grip
Dino Parks .... rigging gaffer
Monty Rowan .... camera operator
Anthony Salvia .... key rigging grip
Tony Salvia .... second key grip
Elan Yaari .... gaffer
Casting Department
Bianca Cioffi-Zaring .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dayna Cussler .... assistant costumer
Allyn Cetta Katleman .... wardrobe supervisor
Jeannie H. Kelly .... costumer
Editorial Department
David Bryden .... color timer
Carole Henderson Harrington .... assistant editor
Pamela Hilse .... post-production coordinator
Mark Morgan .... post-production
Carrie Pauley .... post-production associate
Boyd Steer .... negative cutter
Lynne Warr .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Howard Drossin .... composer: additional music
Nick Glennie-Smith .... composer: additional music
Chris McGeary .... music editor
John Van Tongeren .... composer: additional music
Christopher Ward .... composer assistant
Hans Zimmer .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
John Anderson .... driver (as John L. Anderson)
George Cozze .... driver
Lonnie Craig .... driver
Gary Hellerstein .... driver (as Gary M. Hellerstein)
Marlo Hellerstein .... transportation coordinator
Steve Hellerstein .... transportation captain
Jimmy Jones .... driver (as James P. Jones)
Pamela Jean Moran .... driver
James 'Obee' Oberman .... driver (as James F. Oberman)
Christopher Rigby .... driver
Alan Schutz .... driver
Other crew
Janine L. Aines .... animal trainer
Michael Anthony .... key assistant location manager
Julian Coutts .... production assistant
Robert L. Dohan .... location manager
Carla Fry .... production executive
Mark Harden .... animal coordinator
Marilyn Heston .... publicist
April A. Janow .... production accountant
Ann Marie Lizzi .... production assistant
Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax .... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Ludwick)
Susan V. McConnell .... production coordinator
Cristie Miele .... animal trainer
Robb Miller .... assistant production accountant
Cheryl Shawver .... animal trainer
Jon Sperry .... dialect coach
Jules Sylvester .... animal trainer
Dan Winthrop .... title designer
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Edward Brown .... set security (uncredited)
Steve Clayton .... set security (uncredited)
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Dan Winthrop .... titles: designer/director (uncredited)

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Rated PG for a moment of menace
96 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The young lead is named Eva, after Franco Amurri's daughter. Eva Amurri's mother is Susan Sarandon.See more »
Continuity: 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:[message on answering machine] It's the machine. You know what to do!See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
What a Surprise!, 2 October 2000
Author: ancient-andean from Bolivia

My daughter put "Monkey Trouble" in the VCR and after I heard her laughing her head off I decided to sit down and see what was so funny. What a surprise! It was funny & fun with just the right touch of adventure and pathos to make an excellent family experience.

Thora Birch plays Eva, the little girl who finds a monkey named Dodgers (played by Finster) trained by a drunken gypsy (Harvey Keitel) to steal watches, wallets, earrings, cash and anything else he could get his little fingers on. Eva's step-dad, allergic to animal hair, won't let Eva have a pet. So, when Eva sneaks Dodger into her room she becomes a very responsible little girl indeed, even cleaning up her bedroom and doing her homework. Quite a feat for a ten year old! But Fingers, continues his pick pocketing and theft, hiding the loot in Eva's art box. Finster himself hides under Eva's bed whenever anyone enters her room. So much for the basic plot, within which a child's humor, innocence, emotion, problems of growing up, and adventurous spirit is played.

Thora Birch has a much wider range of expression and sentiment in her acting than the Olsen twins (who we love to watch as a family too). Thora has an all-American look with just a few freckles and reminds me of the "kid next door". The camera catches her perfectly. Especially attractive was the lighting which made her somewhat golden hair into a sort of halo of light. She is very human and a very good actress. Dodger the monkey played a role that perfectly complimented the performance of Eva. My bet is they really loved one another and had a great time on the set together. Is it my imagination or are monkeys and children smarter, more expressive and better actors than most humans?

My daughter laughed and cried throughout the movie and declared it "Great"! It even tickled a demanding old grump like myself who generally would rather do anything but watch a PG rated movie. It made me nostalgic for my own childhood. As a parent I give it a "ten" and highly recommend it for its humor and warmth.

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