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Going Ape! (1981)

When his father - who owned a circus - dies, Foster inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orangutans. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the orangutans or ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Danza ... Foster
Jessica Walter ... Fiona
Stacey Nelkin ... Cynthia (as Stacey Nelkin)
Danny DeVito ... Lazlo
Art Metrano ... Joey
Frank Sivero ... Bad Habit
Rick Hurst ... Brandon
Howard Mann Howard Mann ... Jules Cohen
Joseph Maher ... Gridley
Leon Askin ... Zebrewski
Jacquelyn Hyde ... Zaida
Ted White ... Goon #1
Bob Terhune Bob Terhune ... Goon #2
Jaye Durkus Jaye Durkus ... Goon #3 (as Jay Durkus)
Angus Duncan Angus Duncan ... Farley
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Storyline

When his father - who owned a circus - dies, Foster inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orangutans. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the orangutans or just one gets sick or dies during the next 3 years, the zoological society will get all the money. So he not only has to deal with 3 apes and an annoyed girlfriend, but also with Laszlo, a kooky new roommate who came from the circus to help with the apes, a greedy zoological society's president, 3 bumbling henchmen and a cranky landlord. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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There were 3 conditions to the 5 million dollar inheritance, and they had to be bathed once a week.


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PG | See all certifications »
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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love, Max See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,504,218

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,504,218
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During a scene involving Frank Sivero's character and his mobster buddies, The Godfather theme is playing... Frank played Genco in The Godfather Part II. See more »

Goofs

The letter that Poppy is supposed to give Foster jumps from her right hand to her left. See more »


Soundtracks

LOVE THEME FROM "THE GODFATHER"
By Nino Rota
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Horrible
29 February 2004 | by RipshinSee all my reviews

Bad film! Bad, bad film! Not a so-bad-it's-funny movie, just a lousy excuse to put something on celluloid. I'm not sure why this was made; maybe it was a contractual obligation. Inept in every way. How absolutely embarrassing for Devito and Danza. I'm sorry I am forced to type "ten lines" in order to have my comments posted, as this film doesn't warrant such attention. Ho, ho - nuns and monkeys, what could be funnier? Think of what Paramount could have used this money for, instead of putting out something my four-year-old nephew described as "stupid." .


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