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Monkeybone (2001)

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In a coma, a cartoonist finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone.

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In a coma, Stu Miley a cartoonist who created a comic strip called Monkeybone which features a rascal monkey. He finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone. Naturally, Monkeybone himself is there, and he and Stu quickly start fighting like cats and dogs. When Stu realizes that his sister, due to a pact they once made, is preparing to pull the plug on him, Stu makes a deal with Hypnos, the god of sleep, to help him steal a golden ticket from Death himself. But when Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and escapes to wreak havoc on the real world, Stu has to find a way to stop him before his sister pulls the plug on reality forever! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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death | coma | nightmare | carnival | monkey | See more »

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If It Yells, If It Swings, It's Got To Be Monkeybone! See more »


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Rated PG-13 for crude humor and some nudity | See all certifications »

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23 February 2001 (USA)  »

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Untitled Monkeybone Project  »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,685,078 (USA) (23 February 2001)

Gross:

$5,409,517 (USA) (20 April 2001)
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Stephen King was set to make a cameo appearance but was unavailable on the day it was to be shot, due to a scheduling conflict. A look-alike actor, Jon Bruno, was found and appears in King's place. He refers to himself as "Steve King" rather than Stephen King, and is listed in the credits as "Man in Dungeon" for legal reasons. See more »

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When Stu is singing in the club to Julie, as he passes a table a boom shadow is visible across his face. See more »

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Julie: It looks so... new.
Stu: Well that's because it is new!
Julie: But the heirloom - your grandmother's ring...
Stu: What? You want a used ring?
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Crazy Credits

Lisa Zane is listed in the opening credits, however due to editing her entire time on screen is only about 20 seconds. See more »

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References The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) See more »

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Molino Mambo
Written and Performed by Ray Davies
Courtesy of Opus 1 Music Library
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A gloriously misfire and an amazing visual ride - you'll either love it or hate it
17 May 2008 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

Monkeybone is original no denying that.

It seems to be geared to get a reaction - every pore in the first forty minutes is explored for it surreal quality - creatures of another world abound.

If you like your films to be unusual and wacky then this is the film for you - Hellzapoppin meets Erasurehead with a rom-com gooey middle - just weirdly wonderful, and sometimes just plain weird.

Not horrific at all it is like watching a circus show - and the energy is palpable - definitely worth viewing if you've never seen it, just don't expect to be just entertained this is ALice in Wonderland for a new generation and very, very strange medicines are involved...

Great if you're in the mood, you'll hate it otherwise...


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