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MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)

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 escapes 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 primate 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 Dawkins

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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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20 October 2000 (USA)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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Crazy Credits

(Closing dedication) In Memory of Elizabeth Anne Harland (Vince) See more »

Connections

Followed by MXP: Most Xtreme Primate (2004) See more »

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Flash The Trashman
Performed by Bennett Michaels
Music by Brahm Wenger & John M. Rosenberg
Lyrics by Brahm Wenger, John M. Rosenberg & Nicholas Wenger
Published by Malvan Productions Music (BMI)
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Surprisingly Loved It!
13 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

What appears as another random, corny pet movie, turned out to be really good and entertaining. Jack the chimp provided a lot of laughs throughout the movie, which followed deaf Tara and her older brother in the local hockey team...Really, a very good movie.


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