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 »


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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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1.85 : 1
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Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc's co-star from Friends (1994), was considered for the lead role. 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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12 April 2001 | by (Fargo, ND) – See all my reviews

No baseball fan can like this movie. Watching bad effects of a monkey playing the game totally makes this film unwatchable. The person below me said it was a good film, so I took a double take only to find out they said it was so bad that it's hilarious. That could be true I guess. Another side "plot" is the monkey trying to help the bumbling Matt LeBlanc with a girl, which is even more nauseating than the scenes on the field. I think.

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