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MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)

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Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. Jack, ... See full summary »

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Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. Jack, however, has not been making progress fast enough for Dr. Kendall's sponsor, Dr. Peabody, who has cut off his funding and sold Jack to a medical research lab. Afraid of what could happen to his simian friend, Dr. Kendall sneaks Jack out of his home in the lab; however, Jack is accidentally sent to Canada, where he gets loose and is discovered by Tara, a deaf girl who recognizes Jack's sign language. Jack has an even bigger surprise for Tara's older brother Steven; Jack scrambles onto the ice in the midst of practice for Steven's junior league hockey team, and he and his teammates discover the monkey has a natural talent for the game. With Jack on the team, Steven's team is on their way to a league championship, but Jack's notoriety attracts the unfortunate attention of Dr. Peabody, who are determined to ... Written by Anonymous

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Jack skates a little faster... Shoots a little harder... And is driving everyone bananas.

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »
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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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$27,237 (USA) (29 September 2000)

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$1,246,237 (USA) (10 November 2000)
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Moose: [to Steven, after slips and falls against the boards] Y'all right there, Yankee boy?
[Steven proceeds to defend himself, and leaps over the bench at him]
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(Closing dedication) In Memory of Elizabeth Anne Harland (Vince) See more »

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Followed by MVP: Most Vertical Primate (2001) See more »

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Whoa, Don't Go There
Performed by Jimmy Z.
Music & Lyrics by Brahm Wenger & Martin Gerschwitz
Published by Malvan Productions Music (BMI)
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The greatest thing ever produced by man-kind
26 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, like the guy above me, I like, totally loved this movie. Why did I love it? 'Cause it was frigg'n sweet, that's why.

See, this movie is kinda like a microcosm of society. There's like, this guy, right, who gets picked on all his life for being different. The guy, in this movie, is really a monkey (JACK I LUV U). So, when society gets a guy down, they totally go nuts and join a hockey team and smash people in the face with pucks. I learned a lot from this movie because of that! The sweetest part was when Jack was hanging out outside the hockey rink, smokin' a jay. The audience is like, "what's this street-smart go-getter planning to do?" Then, this guy who threw a cup at his head while he was getting ready to nail the puck in and win the game starts to walk out of the building. Jack, sweet as ever, grabs a skateboard and chucks it at his head and says something like "I hope you still aren't 'board'!" and then he laughs for the remaining half hour of the movie.

Words cannot describe my feelings for this movie. It brings out something powerful in me... like, I dunno, the need to play video games and eat pizza just like Jack would. There are some movies that grab you, and then there are movies which pick you up and slam you against the wall about fourteen times. This is the latter. Thank you, and god bless.


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