Ed (1996)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Sport  |  15 March 1996 (USA)
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A trained chimpanzee plays third base for a minor-league baseball team.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Ross ...
Paul Hewitt ...
Sage Allen ...
Cooper's Mother
Stan Ivar ...
Cooper's Father
Kurt 'Crush' Bunyon
Jesus Rodriquez
Customer (Joe)
Dizzy Anderson
Bus Driver


Farm boy Jack Cooper is drafted into the minor league Santa Rosa Rockets as a pitcher because of his rocket arm. He being drafted is despite he not having organized baseball experience at any level. He is nicknamed "Deuce" by his fellow players as the two finger signal is the catcher's sign to throw a curve ball, Coop's favorite and most killer pitch. But in the early going, Coop demonstrates that he chokes under pressure as throwing his famous curve ball usually results in an out-of-the-park home run. Kirby, the son of the team owner, purchases a chimpanzee as the team mascot, who the team members name Ed Sullivan. The coach, Chubb, "decides" that Ed will room with Coop, a move not without ulterior motives. Ed ends up being an overgrown kid in mentality, which makes him a pain for Coop to manage, leading to one misadventure after another for the pair. Ed not only is a fan of baseball, but has a rocket arm of his own. As such, Chubb also decides to use Ed as a player at third base, a ... Written by Huggo

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Minor league. Major friendship. See more »


Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for language, crude humor and brief mild violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ed - Csimpánz a pályán  »

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$6,288,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Ed watches an episode of Friends (1994), the show that made Matt LeBlanc a star. The scene he watches features Marcel, the pet monkey of one of the characters. He appeared in the first 2 seasons, and his story-lines were similar to the one in this movie. See more »


Jack "Duece" Cooper: [to a spider] Hey Charlotte, where's Wilbur?
[cut to his mom serving up ham]
Jack "Duece" Cooper: Wilbur, Mom you didn't.
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Features Friends (1994) See more »

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Call me crazy...
7 April 2001 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

...but I gave this movie an EIGHT. Now, before you brand me an idiot, please hear me out... "Ed" is one of the worst written, worst made, worst acted movies that I've EVER SEEN. The film's knowledge of the game of baseball is terrible ("Carlton Fisk couldn't buy a hit in Boston...") and it's bizarre, ill-timed special effects sequences will leave you scratching your head. Not to mention the schizo storyline... BUT...and this is a big but...I watched this with a few friends of mine who are movie buffs like myself and we LAUGHED HYSTERICALLY AT HOW BAD IT WAS! It's the "Plan Nine from Outer Space" of the 90s!!!! Therefore, I stand by my 8 rating. Go check out this awful, awful movie and spend a night of laughing out loud at it's ridiculousness!

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