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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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It Feels Like Magic
Performed by Gordon Maxwell
Music & Lyrics by Brian 'Hoot' Gibson
Arranged by David Sinclair
Published by Malvan Productions Music (BMI)
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Good!!!!!
6 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

I just came back from seeing MVP and was amazed. I was surprised because I'm 20 so this is more for a kids movie. I've seen Dunston checks In, Air Bud I II, Ed, and That Darn Cat and I just love pet movies. You can't go wrong. First of all Jack the monkey is brilliant. I have never seen a monkey play hockey so well. I don't want to spoil anything but the ending is very good. If you are 20 above and like pet movies this is movie for you.

As far acting goes once again you can't go wrong. Like I said before Jack is one good monkey at skating. His puck handling and skating are convincing and are the best monkey skating I've seen in a movie. Shane Vajda as Moose gave a surprising performance. So for those who haven't seen it skate don't run to your local theatre.

Two primate thumbs up :)


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