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Writers:
Anne Vince (written by) &
Robert Vince (written by)
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Release Date:
11 August 2000 (Canada) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Jack skates a little faster... Shoots a little harder... And is driving everyone bananas.
Plot:
Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Bernie ... Jack
Louie ... Jack
Mac ... Jack
Russell Ferrier ... Darren
Lomax Study ... Dr. Kendall

Kevin Zegers ... Steven Westover

Jamie Renée Smith ... Tara Westover
Alexa Fox ... Jane (as Alexa Benette Fox)

Jane Sowerby ... Julie Beston
Ingrid Tesch ... Susie Westover

Philip Granger ... Mark Westover
Rick Ducommun ... Coach Marlowe
Aaron Smolinski ... Pete
Shane Vajda ... Moose

Trevor Roberts ... Larry

Ray Galletti ... Magoo
Myles Ferguson ... Waterboy
Stanley Katz ... Einsteen

Dave Thomas ... Willy Drucker

David Lewis ... Organist

Oliver Muirhead ... Dr. Peabody
Miles McNamara ... University Dean
Nick Misura ... Ticket Master

John B. Lowe ... Conductor

Kirby Morrow ... Tiger #1

Debra Donohue ... Reporter #1
Dolores Drake ... Lady #1

Christine Willes ... Lady #2

Jay Brazeau ... Harry
Darryl Davis ... Referee
Ralph Alderman ... Fred
Frank C. Turner ... Bart
Ann Warn Pegg ... Lucy
Campbell Lane ... Melvin
Lois Dellar ... Teacher
John Harris ... Vikings Coach
Helen Honeywell ... Secretary
Robert Lee ... Ticket Agent
Jim Hughson ... Don
Matt Barkley ... Hockey Player
Tyler Belding ... Hockey Player
Phil Britz ... Hockey Player
Matt Brown-Warr ... Hockey Player
Alex Burns ... Hockey Player
Colin Bykowski ... Hockey Player
Matt Calleghan ... Hockey Player
Noah Carter ... Hockey Player
Chris Clarke ... Hockey Player
Ian Drysdale ... Hockey Player
Bryan Fenton ... Hockey Player
Shaun Fortier ... Hockey Player
Daniel Fortuna ... Hockey Player
Tomas Graham ... Hockey Player
Sean Grove ... Hockey Player
Steve Grover ... Hockey Player
Danny Gurniak ... Hockey Player
Dave Gurniak ... Hockey Player
Sean Gurniak ... Hockey Player
Jared Harmon ... Hockey Player
Dave Harriman ... Hockey Player
Kent Kirkland ... Hockey Player
Danny Lang ... Hockey Player
Jason Lang ... Hockey Player
Tyler Lemire ... Hockey Player
Ben Lypka ... Hockey Player
Jack Lypka ... Hockey Player
Brennan McClay ... Hockey Player
Parker Makaym ... Hockey Player
Kramer Matheson ... Hockey Player
John Minns ... Hockey Player
Aaron Moore ... Hockey Player
Brent Moore ... Hockey Player
Jon Moore ... Hockey Player
Sean Pallister ... Hockey Player
Matt Ryan ... Hockey Player
Jared Stevens ... Hockey Player
Rob Sweatman ... Hockey Player

Brendan Takata ... Hockey Player
Bryan Taylor ... Hockey Player
James Taylor ... Hockey Player
Larry Taylor ... Hockey Player
Cole Verkuylen ... Hockey Player

Robert Vince ... Hockey Player
Brent Wass ... Hockey Player
Mark West ... Hockey Player
Matt Whyte ... Hockey Player
Scott Whyte ... Hockey Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patrick Cranshaw ... Ron (as Joseph Patrick Cranshaw)
R. Nelson Brown ... Drucker (uncredited)
Mark McConchie ... Sam Richard - Coach of Senior League Team (uncredited)
Ryan Northcott ... Stosh (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Vince 
 
Writing credits
Anne Vince (written by) &
Robert Vince (written by)

Produced by
Richard Bullock .... line producer
Ian Fodie .... producer
Michael Strange .... executive producer
Anne Vince .... executive producer
Robert Vince .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Brahm Wenger 
 
Cinematography by
Glen Winter (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kelly Herron 
 
Casting by
Lorna Johnson 
Ellie Kanner 
 
Production Design by
Brian Davie 
 
Art Direction by
Elizabeth Shelton  (as Liz Shelton)
 
Set Decoration by
James Willcock 
 
Costume Design by
Cali Newcomen 
 
Makeup Department
Jeannie Chow .... assistant makeup artist
Jeannie Chow .... hair stylist
Paul Edwards .... hair stylist
Dana Hamel .... makeup department head
Tanya Hudson .... hair stylist: additional photography
Tanya Hudson .... hair stylist: second unit
Tanya Hudson .... makeup artist: additional photography
Tanya Hudson .... makeup artist: second unit
Toby Lindala .... special makeup effects artist
Vince Yoshida .... fabricator (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ian Birkett .... unit manager
Richard Bullock .... production manager
Anna McRoberts .... unit manager: additional photography (as Anna-Maria McRoberts)
Shaun Springer .... production manager
Scott Watson .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott J. Ateah .... second unit director (as Scott Ateah)
Tristan Calvo .... trainee assistant director
Dani Elias .... third assistant director: second unit
Stephen Hedden .... first assistant director: additional photography
Rebecca Husain .... third assistant director: additional photography
Shelby Johnstone .... trainee assistant director: second unit (as Shelby Johnston)
Robert Lee .... first assistant director: second unit
Carl Mason .... second assistant director
Lori K. Peterson .... third assistant director (as Lori Peterson)
Ivana Siska .... second assistant director: second unit
Gary Blair Smith .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jen Ball .... on-set dresser
Michelle Foote .... props master: additional photography
Carmelita Fowler .... set dresser: second unit (as Carmelita Maria Fowler)
Wes Hamby .... props buyer
Salmon Harris .... storyboard artist
Larry Iverson .... set dresser: additional photography
Lance Johnson .... assistant props
Paul Keates .... set dresser
Laura Killam .... assistant set decorator
Jacques Lamontagne .... set dresser: additional photography (as Jaques Lamontagne)
Brent Lane .... property master
Janaki Larsen-Rattray .... assistant set decorator: additional photography (as Janaki Larsen)
Catherine Lehman .... storyboard artist (as Catherine Schroer)
Kelly Lycan .... set decorator: additional photography (as Janaki Larsen)
Guy Miller .... set dresser
Robert Pratt .... storyboard artist
Josh Reid .... greensman
David Richards .... lead dresser
Lael Sleep .... on-set dresser: additional photography
Ric Walkington .... assistant props master: second unit
 
Sound Department
Francesca Benedetti .... adr editor (as Violet Tate)
Tyler Berrie .... adr recordist
Tyler Berrie .... foley recordist
Ken Biehl .... sound effects editor
Chester Biolowas .... sound effects editor (as Chester Bialowas)
Ken Cade .... sound effects editor
Marc Chiasson .... sound designer
Marc Chiasson .... supervising sound editor
Michael Colomby .... sound re-recording mixer
Dean Emerick .... boom operator: second unit
Ian Ferguson .... sound mixer: second unit
Dean Giammarco .... sound re-recording mixer
Evani Goll .... assistant sound editor trainee
Tony Gronick .... sound effects editor
Jim Harrington .... foley walker
Evelyn Hokanson .... adr recordist: Los Angeles (as Evelyn Nickle)
Louis Joeseph .... dialogue editor
Michael Keeping .... foley walker (as Mike P. Keeping)
Jesse Lyon .... adr recordist
Jesse Lyon .... foley editor
Jesse Lyon .... foley recordist
Ron Martin .... boom operator
Robert McDonagh .... boom operator: additional photography (as Rob McDonagh)
Tim Peters .... assistant sound editor
Sheldon Regnier .... sound assistant intern
Sebastian Salm .... location sound mixer
Bill Sheppard .... additional sound designer
Daniel Sperry .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Dan Sperry)
Trent Stewart .... sound mixer: additional photography
Christina Tucker .... adr mixer: Los Angeles
Kerry Uchida .... additional sound designer
Greg Watrych .... foley walker
Lenny Winn .... sound effects editor
Tyler Berrie .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Andrew Chamberlayne .... assistant special effects coordinator (as Andy Chamberlayne)
Gord Currie .... second assistant special effects
Charles D. Maley .... first assistant special effects (as David Maley)
Geoff Ryan .... second assistant special effects
William D. Ryan .... special effects coordinator (as Bill Ryan)
Geza Vilonyay .... second assistant special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Mak Abdel-Hai .... visual effects compositor
Steven Hodgson .... visual effects art director
Mary Holding .... visual effects compositor
John Lambert .... visual effects supervisor
Grant Lindsay .... visual effects producer
Rob Sischy .... visual effects compositor (as Robert Sischy)
 
Stunts
Gord Blace .... stunt double: Hockey Player
Mike Crestejo .... stunt coordinator
Garvin Cross .... stunt player (as Gavin Cross)
Mike Dopud .... stunt player
Joe Doserro .... stunt player (as Joe Dosero)
Marny Eng .... stunt player
Jason Glass .... stunt player
Dave Hospes .... stunt player
Kirk McMeekan .... stunt player
Chris Mitchell .... stunt player
Gerald Paetz .... assistant stunt coordinator
Rick Pearce .... stunt player
Fred Perron .... stunt player
Steven Ponte .... stunt player
Shawn Stewart .... stunt player
David A. Whitworth .... stunt player
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Arnott .... best boy: second unit (as Steve Arnott)
Jim Bach .... video playback coordinator
Clayton Bachynsky .... second assistant camera: second unit
Troy Bassett .... best boy: additional photography
Ariane Behrend .... camera intern (as Arianne Behrend)
Gordon Bell .... best boy electric: second unit (as Gord Bell)
Anna Bosa .... camera assistant intern: second unit
Brendan Chalmers .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeff Connors .... dolly grip
John Davidson .... camera operator
Erik Dawson .... grip
Geoffrey James Dixon .... lamp operator (as Geoff Dixon)
Ian Downey .... best boy electric
Rod Feldmeier .... lamp operator: second unit
Derrick Garland .... gaffer: second unit
Rick Guenther .... grip intern
Ian Guns .... rigging lead hand
Ian Guns .... set-up grip
Kevin Hall .... director of photography: second unit
Pat Harris .... generator operator
Robert Harvey .... generator operator: additional photography
Seth Hettrick .... best boy grip (as Seth Hetrick)
Simon Hunt .... gaffer
Roger Huyghe .... gaffer: additional photography
Marcus James .... first assistant camera
Marcus James .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Christina Kasperczyk .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Christina Kaspercyk)
Dean Lavoie .... key grip
Jill MacLauchlan .... camera operator: "b" camera
Don Miernecki .... camera operator: Nelson, additional photography
Mark Murphy .... lamp operator
Doug Nelson .... first assistant camera: second unit
Michelle Ortt .... second assistant camera: additional photography (as Michelle Ort)
Shinpei Otsuki .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jason Palmer .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Diyah Pera .... still photographer
Dorian Perodie .... dolly grip: second unit (as Dorrian Perodie)
Avron Sher .... lamp operator
John Silitoe .... best boy electric: additional photography
Randy Stamhuis .... key grip: second unit
Gary Stockport .... grip: second unit
Matthew Tichenor .... second assistant camera (as Matt Tichenor)
Ed Turner .... lamp operator: additional photography
Mike West .... key grip: additional photography
Spencer West .... grip: additional photography
Adrian Wilcocks .... grip (as Adrian Willcox)
Ann Wraith .... generator operator: second unit
 
Casting Department
Sandra-Ken Freeman .... casting assistant
Ted Mann .... additional casting
Linda Pao-Inthara .... casting assistant: U.S. (as Linda Pao Inthara)
Audrey Skalbania .... casting coordinator: Canada
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ellen Bennett .... truck costumer: second unit
Pamela Cameron .... costumer: second unit
Candace Cruikshank .... assistant costume designer: additional photography
Michaela Fitzpatrick .... costume designer: additional photography
Michaela Fitzpatrick .... costume set supervisor: second unit
Lisa Rough .... assistant costume designer
Allisa Swanson .... costume set supervisor (as Alissa Swanson)
Katherine Wigzell .... costume truck supervisor
 
Editorial Department
David Armstrong .... color timer (as Dave Armstrong)
Francesca Benedetti .... post-production coordinator
Janet Gaynor .... post-production assistant
Ryan Hogan .... final colorist
Janet Kendrick .... post-production coordinator
Andrew Notman .... post-production assistant
Jason Pielak .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Hal Beckett .... music contractor
Hal Beckett .... music preparation
Delwyn Brooks .... scoring assistant engineer
Victor Costanzi .... concertmaster
Jim Littleford .... music copying
Roger Monk .... music editor
Roger Monk .... scoring mixer
Gregory Prechel .... music arranger: songs
Markus Karl Stratmann .... scoring assistant engineer
Brahm Wenger .... conductor
Brahm Wenger .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Geoff Anderson .... transport co-captain: additional photography
Chris Ballum .... driver: hair/makeup/wardrobe trailer, second unit
Joanna Banks .... driver: cast
Adam Becker .... driver: additional photography
Donald Chase .... truck driver
Darren Collins .... driver: cable truck
Jeremy Dawson .... driver: additional photography
David Halliday .... transportation captain
Dave Henderson .... driver: grip trailer
Viola Janzen .... driver: honeywagon (as Viola Jenzen)
Viola Janzen .... transportation co-captain (as Viola Jenzen)
Mark Litke .... driver: special equipment
James Michalchuk .... driver: hair/makeup trailer
Rolly Montrose .... transportation coordinator
Steve Muller .... driver: second unit
John O'Toole .... transport co-captain: second unit
Blair Smith .... driver: cast, additional photography
Matt Trask .... driver: honeywagon, second unit
 
Other crew
Lisa Ahlers .... assistant craft service
Lisa Ahlers .... assistant first aid
Christopher M. Allan .... trainee assistant location manager: second unit (as Chris Allan)
Scott 'Scoop' Baker .... security (as Scott Baker)
Robert Beattie .... production financing: Equicap Financial Corporation
Andrew Bronstein .... office production assistant
Natalie Burton .... location production assistant
Steven Catlin .... key location production assistant (as Steve Catlin)
Mary Downe .... tutor
Dana Dubé .... trainer (as Dana Dube)
Erica Espinoza .... assistant catering chef
Al Farman .... security (as John Farman)
Michelle 'Micky' Fell .... production coordinator: additional photography (as Michelle Fell)
Chris Fletcher .... catering chef
Cara Fores .... assistant production coordinator
John Genzel .... production financing: Royal Bank of Canada
Michael Grudman .... production assistant
Josh Haggarty .... location production assistant (as Josh Hagerty)
Anita Harding .... tutor: American sign language
Leann Harvey .... location production assistant (as Leanne Harvey)
Carol Hoeppner .... tutor: American sign language
Ken Hovgaard .... location scout
Melissa Johnson .... script supervisor: second unit
Bruce C. Jones .... security (as Bruce Jones)
Colette Jost .... accounting clerk
Dean Lamont .... tutor
Rauchine Lansdell .... production assistant: additional photography (as Rachine Lansdelle)
Marianne Lavergne .... production assistant: additional photography (as Maryann Lavergne)
Carol Lille .... key animal trainer
Greg Lille .... key animal trainer
Andrew MacFarlane .... production controller
Tracy MacLeod .... catering chef
Amy Martin .... assistant trainer
Alison Martinello .... assistant production coordinator: second unit
Philip McAlary .... stand-in
Don McCauley .... craft service: second unit
Don McCauley .... first aid: second unit
Sean McCrego .... representative: B.C.S.P.C.A.
Byron McKim .... location manager
Anna McRoberts .... production executive: Keystone (as Anna-Maria McRoberts)
Kevin Mosher .... office production assistant
Len Nasholm .... security
John Paolozzi .... production coordinator: additional photography
Joe Petrossie .... location production assistant
Michael Placeres .... trainer
Tracey Renyard .... location manager: additional photography
Joanne Robinson .... assistant location manager: second unit
Melissa Ruffle .... production accountant
Svatia Sakarova .... assistant production accountant
Gail H. Schacht .... business affairs (as Gail Schacht)
Eva B. Schmieg .... legal services: Heenan Blaikie
Andrew Simpson .... trainer
Audrey Skalbania .... unit publicist
John Slade .... security coordinator
Alison Stephen .... production coordinator
Reba Szabo .... craft service
Reba Szabo .... first aid
Tanya Tagman .... production assistant: second unit (as Tanya Tagmann)
Sabrina Temblett .... script supervisor
Todd M. Turton .... assistant first aid: second unit (as Todd Turton)
Todd M. Turton .... craft service: second unit (as Todd Turton)
Abel Urbina .... assistant location manager (as Able Urbina Jr.)
Jared Valentine .... extras wrangler
Lesley Walden .... security
Tommy Wilson .... assistant location manager: additional photography (as Tom Wilson)
 
Thanks
Tony Adams .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: Grouse Mountain Resorts
James Atamanchuk .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: SFU
Heather Blakmore .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: SFU
Bruce Craiggs .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: BC Rail (as Bruce Craigg)
Karen Grant .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: Kerrisdale Arena
Doug Leiterman .... special thanks: for his inspiration, encouragement and support throughout the years
Pat Logan .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: UBC
Joan Lynch .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
Rob MacLeod .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: Qwest Footage
Gwen McFadden .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: YVR (as Gwen McFadyen)
Paul McMillan .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: GM Place
Al Pedersen .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: UBC
Queen Elizabeth II .... acknowledgment: map sheets produced under license from (as Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada)
Peggy Rathmann .... acknowledgment: used with permission, "Good Night, Gorilla" book by
Paula Sawadsky .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: Qwest Footage
Susan Steffens .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: GM Place
Tony Wong .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance: Kerrisdale Arena
 

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Rated PG for some mild language
Runtime:
93 min
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Quotes:
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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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
While this may not be the worst, I hate animal-sport flicks, 16 September 2002
Author: perni from Owensboro, KY

First the dog plays basketball. Then football. Then soccer. Then baseball with a racoon. Now we have a monkey playing hockey, a sequel where the same monkey skateboards, and according to this web site there is a third DTV movie starring the horrible primate on the way! Am I the only person on the planet who detests animal-sport movies?! I watched this on the Disney Channel when there was nothing on, and it was so predictable I was actually telling the movie what to do. Okay old man, could you like die in the next five seconds please? Ah, thanks. Could the evil coach object to a monkey playing hockey only to be reprimanded because there's no rule against monkeys playing hockey? Wow, thanks for that. Sheesh. For some reason they decided to throw in a deaf girl plot but then they throw in another Air Bud cliche by having a smart villan and a dumb sidekick looking for the monkey so they can experiment on him. Could someone write a script please?! A really odd scene is where the 'cool' girl (if there is such a thing in the 5th grade) passes out birthday party invitations to all the kids in class. The deaf girl gets all mopey. Suddenly the cool girl starts THROWING these invitations in the air and they go everywhere, and the whole thing is in slow motion. Now, later on the film says the deaf girl wasn't invited. Well, if the cool girl was just throwing them for people to pick up, it doesn't seem like they were personalized. Also, she clearly states that 'everyone' can come. So why didn't the deaf girl just grab one and show up for the party? It's not like the cool girl can turn away a wimpering deaf kid. Anyway, here are the top five ideas for the future of animal-sport flicks:

1. A giraffe plays volleyball (and can always spike it!) 2. A polar bear is adopted by a middle school dodgeball team 3. The last remaining dodo takes up archery 4. Some wacky seals try out for a Canadian water polo league 5. A one-legged cat competes in the Olympic track event

Do I sound sarcastic? Good. MVP may not suck the big donkey, but it is not anything special by any stretch of the mind. 2/4 stars.

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