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Dunston Checks In (1996)

A young boy befriends a larcenous orangutan in a luxury hotel.

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Lord Rutledge
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Buck LaFarge
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Lionel Spalding
Nathan Davis ...
Victor Dubrow
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Mrs. Dellacroce
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Nancy
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Murray
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Artie
Lois De Banzie ...
Mrs. Winthrop
Natalie Core ...
Mrs. Feldman
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Storyline

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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hotel | orangutan | boy | fistfight | cake | See All (42) »

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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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Apestreker  »

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$18,838,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Jason Alexander who went bald at age 16 had to wear a toupee for the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Dunston goes into the spa and takes the cucumber off of the woman's face, it remains missing. But when Mr. Grant comes in, the cucumber is back on her face. See more »

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[first lines]
Doorman: Welcome to the Majestic Hotel.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, the morning preparations in a luxury hotel are shown. As the credits end, a concierge in a top hat opens the door with the words "Welcome to the Majestic Hotel". See more »

Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Ooh-Wow
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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Dunaway checks in, out, and around
14 January 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

After a career entailing "Bonnie and Clyde", "Little Big Man", "Chinatown", "Three Days of the Condor" and "Network", might it seem really low for Faye Dunaway to act in a movie like "Dunston Checks In"? Maybe, but the movie pretty much understands what sort of movie it is: silly, harmless fun. As it is, Faye Dunaway plays the same kind of character that she played in "Network", only bitchier. And if it seems that I try too hard to analyze a movie like this, so be it. Above all, I still consider Faye Dunaway REALLY hot! And I'm sure that I always will.

Also starring Jason Alexander, Rupert Everett and Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman).


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