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Funky Monkey -- An Ex-CIA agent hired to train a chimp in covert combat and the martial arts, to be military replacement, breaks out of the top secret lab.


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Writers (WGA):
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He's One High Tech Super Chimp. See more »
Boy genius Michael Dean (Adkins) teams up with a super-talented chimpanzee and his caretaker (Modine) to take down an animal testing lab. In exchange the scientist gives the boy some pointers on the girl of his dreams. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Harry Basil 
Writing credits
Lance Kinsey (story) and
Peter Nelson (story) &
Byron Jelden (story)

Lance Kinsey (screenplay) and
Gene Quintano (screenplay)

Produced by
Illana Diamant .... associate producer
Moshe Diamant .... producer
Roma Downey .... executive producer
Jan Fantl .... co-producer
Frank Hübner .... producer
Jerry P. Jacobs .... line producer
Guy J. Louthan .... supervising producer
Joseph Merhi .... producer
Jack Nasser .... executive producer
Rick Nathanson .... line producer
Elie Samaha .... executive producer
Andrew Stevens .... producer
Original Music by
Ceiri Torjussen 
Cinematography by
Michael Goi 
Film Editing by
Stephen Adrianson 
John Grover 
Casting by
Illana Diamant 
Anja Dihrberg 
Art Direction by
Andreas Olshausen 
Set Decoration by
Charlie Brownell 
Costume Design by
Danielle Baker 
Makeup Department
Michael Davis .... key hair stylist
Jamie Escarra .... key hair stylist: second unit, San Diego
Christine Giugno .... key makeup artist
Ken Johnson .... hair stylist
Ken Johnson .... makeup artist
Linda Mooney .... key hair stylist
Linda Mooney .... makeup designer
Michael Mosher .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Reinhild Gräber .... production supervisor: ApolloMedia
Sanford Hampton .... unit production manager
Rudolf Kurz .... production supervisor: ApolloMedia
Joel T. Pashby .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Bartonio .... first assistant director: France
Harry Basil .... second unit director: San Diego
Mathilde Bouts .... second assistant director
Johnny Haddad .... second assistant director
Stephen Harrison .... first assistant director
Jerry P. Jacobs .... second unit director
Andreas Meszaros .... first assistant director: second unit
Richard W. Munchkin .... second unit director
Janet Nielsen .... assistant director
Gene Quintano .... second unit director: France
Alexandre Schmitt .... second assistant director: France
Jeff Shiffman .... first assistant director: second unit
Yann Thomas .... second assistant director
Art Department
Stéphane Cabrera .... props
Joshua Cheek .... assistant property master
Roberto DiCamillo .... construction grip
Gregory M. Edgar .... property master
Kenneth Heimer .... carpenter
Kenton Heldorn .... leadman: San Diego
Rob Johnson .... set designer
John Larena .... production designer: San Diego
Axel Nicolet .... assistant art director: France
Heather Norton-Rushton .... on-set dresser: San Diego
Manu Poupard .... props: France
Paul Purdy .... property master: France
Francesca Quintano .... set dresser
Michel Rollant .... props buyer
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
David Beres .... sound mixer: San Diego
Greg Clerisi .... second boom operator
Giovanni De Paolis .... sound production assistant
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Sue Fawcett .... assistant sound editor
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Trevor Jolly .... supervising sound editor
Jörg Kaiser .... first boom operator
George E. Marshall Jr. .... boom operator
Steve McCarty .... sound editor
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
John Peccatiello .... foley coordinator
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Rocky Reilly .... boom operator: San Diego
Nathan Robitaille .... sound effects editor
Wolfgang Schukrafft .... sound
Andrew Tay .... sound re-recording mixer
Marilee Yorston .... foley assistant
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
Linda Lew .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Norman Ernst .... special effects technician
Rolf Hanke .... special effects production manager
Alan Hedgcock .... creature effects crew
Till Hertrich .... special effects technician
Mark Hunter .... animatronic effects technician
Duncan Jarman .... creature effects crew
Michael Luppino .... special effects foreman
Uli Nefzer .... special effects supervisor
Anthony Parker .... creature effects crew
Cliff Wallace .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Ulysses Argetta .... digital compositor
Brent Burpee .... systems engineer
Cania .... digital artist
Stefan Drury .... on-set visual effects producer
Harry Eisenstein .... digital compositor
Danny Gagatt .... digital effects artist
Kevin Gendreau .... visual effects producer: UFO FX
Monique Ress .... I/O coordinator
Juri Stanossek .... digital artist
Kevin Struckman .... wire removal artist
Adina Wernstedt .... digital painter
Scott Wheeler .... digital artist
Tsuyoshi Abe .... stunts
Laura Albert .... additional stunts
Ben Hernandez Bray .... stunts (as Ben Bray)
Bobby Burns .... stunts
Art Camacho .... fight coordinator
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunt double
Michael Haynes .... stunts
Grégory Loffredo .... stunt double (as Gregory Loffredo)
Grégory Loffredo .... stunts (as Gregory Loffredo)
Joe Perez .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunt coordinator
Thomas A. Renner .... stunts
Brian Simpson .... stunt performer
Sebastien Soudais .... stunts
David Wald .... stunts
Xin Xin Xiong .... stunt coordinator
Jayson Dumenigo .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tyler Allison .... second assistant camera: San Diego
Geraldine Brezca .... second assistant camera
Mark Carlile .... lighting technician
Ramon Ciokon .... rigging electrician
Christian Datum .... first assistant camera
Tim Daye .... video board operator: University of San Diego
Houman Forough .... additional camera operator
Michael Goi .... cinematographer: San Diego
Peter Goldman .... second assistant camera: San Diego
Kwok-Man Keung .... cinematographer: action unit
Kevin Lachoff .... camera loader: San Diego
Scott M. Leonard .... grip
Michael Logan .... light board programmer
Grg Magidow .... first assistant camera: San Diego (as Greg Magidow)
Maher Maleh .... cinematographer: France
Keith Menze .... dolly grip: San Diego
David C. Negrin .... assistant camera
Christophe Paturange .... director of photography: second unit, France
Bobby Popovic .... clapper loader: France
Paul Postal .... gaffer: San Diego
Alastair Rae .... Steadicam operator: France
Alastair Rae .... camera operator: France
Lars Richter .... first assistant camera
Tony Ritter .... grip
Stephan Rother .... gaffer
Diego Sanchez .... grip
Charles Schner .... camera operator: "b" camera, San Diego (as Chip Schner)
Charles Schner .... cinematographer: second unit, San Diego
Mark Shearer .... best boy electric: San Diego
Rob Smejkal .... grip: San Diego
Bernie Smith .... first assistant camera: San Diego
David Neal Stewart .... electrician: San Diego unit (as Dave Stewart)
Michael Stumpf .... Steadicam operator: San Diego
Michael Stumpf .... camera operator: "a" camera, San Diego
Sam Urdank .... still photographer: San Diego
Marcus Venner .... best boy electric: France
Adam Wilson .... first assistant camera: San Diego
Randy Wilson .... key grip: San Diego
Casting Department
Vivienne Chang .... extras casting
Justin Foley .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shelli Nishino .... costumer
Francesca Quintano .... assistant costume designer
Suzanne Quintero .... costumer
Patricia Rutter .... key costumer
Mindy Tiongco .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Guy Ducker .... assistant editor
Alfredo Frasson .... color timer
Paul Hyman .... trainee assistant editor
Andrew Melhuish .... first assistant editor (as Andy Melhuish)
Karoline Moser .... assistant editor
Kane Williams .... assistant editor
Location Management
Roberto De Biase .... location manager: San Diego
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Tim Davies .... composer: additional music
Michael Lloyd .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Nate Dawson .... transportation: San Diego
Janice La Joie .... driver
Dominic Jack Pizzo Sr. .... driver
John Rowe .... transportation coordinator: San Diego
Other crew
Tansey Allen .... first assistant director: splinter unit
Tansey Allen .... production assistant
Ron Clark .... production office coordinator
Tilly Creswell .... script supervisor: action unit, France
David Ducar .... business and legal affairs
Patrick Falls .... adr loop group
Beatrice Giraud .... assistant accountant
Viera Hladisova .... post-production accountant
Ashifa Lalani .... first assistant accountant
Shelley Leonard-Remick .... assistant production coordinator
Vincent Lopez .... on-set locations
Matthew Mylander .... production assistant
Matthew O'Toole .... production accountant
Sebastien Ordonez .... production assistant
James Portolese .... producer: action unit, France
Francesca Somma .... set production assistant
Elaine Stevenson .... craft service: San Diego unit
Therisa Stewart .... stand-in
Claudine Strasser .... script supervisor: France
Roberta Sutter .... studio teacher
Suzanne C. Swindle .... script supervisor: re-shoot, San Diego
Dorian Velinov .... production assistant
Ian Watermeier .... finance coordinator
Didier Casnati .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Rated PG for some action violence, language and crude humor
Argentina:94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The movie was originally shot in France. But when the studio did not like the results, they decided to re-shoot almost the entire movie in San Diego, California. Only a handful of minutes of the original movie shot in France made it to the final cut.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Clements the chimp sprays Michael with the hose, a human hand is visible at the bottom of the screen steadying the sprayer.See more »
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Hey, bunky, Funky Monkey is a top banana of a film!, 10 February 2014
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Alec (Matthew Modine) has been training a talented chimp, Clemens, for the spy business. His boss, Flick (Taylor Negron) is most pleased with the animal's progress. But, alas, he has a heart of stone. Alec learns on the day he is to find another position that Flick intends to use Clemens as part of a "simian army" and other nefarious activities. So, he steals Clemens away. Off they go to San Diego, where they find digs from a landlord (Roma Downey), who has a super-bright son Michael. This beautiful lady is often away on her job as a top computer programmer so Alec, Michael, and Clemens all become great friends. Clemens even saves them all from a motorcycle gang at a city park, where the little chimp tangles them up on the swing set! But, Michael is shy at school and could really use Alec's help in two ways. One, as a former star football player, this older man could help Michael make the team. Two, Alec is assigned the job of getting a beautiful cheerleader to notice Mike. Whew! Meanwhile, Flick and his bumbling assistants are hot on Alec's trail, for they want the chimp back at all costs. What a mixture of romance, action, slapstick comedy and good versus bad, right? Right! This film is a wonderful family movie, for it has nearly everything. That is, viewers will find a great cast, a fine script, a beautiful setting, a zesty direction and a lovable, talented chimp! Hey, bunky, get Funky Monkey, its a top banana of a film!

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