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Dunston Checks In (1996)

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Young boy befriends larcenous orangutan in luxury hotel.

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Lord Rutledge
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Buck LaFarge
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Robert's a beleaguered concierge of the luxury hotel owned by Mrs. Dubrow. She tells Robert an undercover reviewer is coming and to look sharp. If he does well he might get a promotion and some time off to take his sons, Brian and Kyle, on vacation. But then the villainous jewel-thief Rutledge checks in with his specially trained orangutan, Dunston. And when Dunston gets loose and tries to escape a life of crime with the help of Brian and Kyle, things go just a little lunatic. Written by Kathy Li

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He's about to turn a Five Star Hotel into a three ring circus.


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Rated PG for some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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12 January 1996 (USA)  »

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£802,390 (UK) (19 April 1996)
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Some of the interior New York hotel scenes were filmed in Los Angeles at the old Bullocks Wilshire Building, which is no longer open. Others were also filmed at the Dorchester Hotel in London. See more »

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The bandage on Dunston's hand. See more »

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Victor: Why is he talking to his crotch?
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Written by Roy E. Montrell and Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell (as Robert Blackwell)
Performed by Buckwheat Zydeco
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
by arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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A Pleasant Surprise, Especially Dunaway
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This was surprisingly entertaining and with a few minor exceptions, very inoffensive family fare. It's another one of those adults-and-kids can enjoy flicks with a number of lines that border on being too much for kids but are still tame for adults - close, but safe. There are also some funny special effects and some good slapstick humor.

Being basically a kids' film, the main child, played by Eric Lloyd is cute but a little too spoiled for me but he's tolerable, as is his brother. Jason Alexander is the father, a very likable subdued guy but a little too lenient.

The real surprise in this cast is Faye Dunaway. Usually playing hard-edged types, she is the opposite in here which is kind of refreshing to see. She shows a nice comedic touch. The chimpanzee is probably the most entertaining, which is the idea, but so is the villain played by Rupert Evert. In other words, there are a lot of likable characters in this movie.

This a "sleeper:" an underrated film that a lot of people would enjoy. I'm sorry it never got much "press."


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