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The Monkey Mission (1981)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 23 March 1981
Second (out of three) made-for-TV Joe Dancer movie has the hard-boiled private eye teaming up with a chimpanzee, named Gregor, and the trainer Jimmy Papadopolous, who happens to be an ... See full summary »

Director:

Burt Brinckerhoff

Writer:

Robert Crais (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Blake ... Joe Dancer
John Fiedler ... Jimmy Papadopolous
Pepe Serna ... Vito
Clive Revill ... Teabag
Sondra Blake ... Charley
Keenan Wynn ... Stump Harris
Mitchell Ryan ... Keyes (as Mitch Ryan)
Logan Ramsey ... Museum Curator
Alan Napier ... Briarton
Elizabeth Halliday Elizabeth Halliday ... Jennifer Athens
Laura Jacoby Laura Jacoby ... Charlie's Niece
Andy Wood Andy Wood ... Benny
Norman Rice Norman Rice
Cicely Walper Cicely Walper
Ted Noose Ted Noose
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Storyline

Second (out of three) made-for-TV Joe Dancer movie has the hard-boiled private eye teaming up with a chimpanzee, named Gregor, and the trainer Jimmy Papadopolous, who happens to be an expert sneak thief, against an electronics genisus of questionable reputs, named Stump Harris, to steal back a priceless vace looted from a family collection during World War II. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joe Dancer ja apinavaras See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The last film project of Alan Napier. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Classic heist film!
18 August 2000 | by progrockSee all my reviews

If you're into heist films (Alpha Caper, the It Takes a Thief TV series, the Burglars) this is pretty classic. I remember seeing it YEARS ago on TV. The one scene I still remember is when Greggors the monkey refuses to come back after grabbing the vase (by use of a tightrope over the vace's platform) and it's trainer, John Fiedler (Mr. Peterson from the Bob Newhart Show) tries to lure it back by hanging half of his wallet out of his back pocket and waving his butt around shouting "look Greggors! Sucker Greggors! Sucker!" Classic scene!


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