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Link (1986)

A zoology student must try to outsmart a murderous and super-intelligent orangutan.

Director:

Richard Franklin

Writers:

Lee David Zlotoff (story) (as Lee Zlotoff), Tom Ackermann (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elisabeth Shue ... Jane Chase
Terence Stamp ... Dr. Steven Phillip
Steven Finch ... David (as Steven Pinner)
Richard Garnett Richard Garnett ... Dennis
David O'Hara ... Tom
Kevin Lloyd Kevin Lloyd ... Bailey
Joe Belcher ... Taxi Driver
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Storyline

Student Jane jobs as an assistant for the animal researcher Phillip in a lonesome old house. They live alone except for the chimpanzees and butler Link: a 45 years old very intelligent orangutan. Phillip wants to put Link to death. However before he can do this he's vanished tracelessly one morning. Link starts behaving more and more aggressive and prohibits Jane from using the phone or reaching the next village. When she punishes him by locking him out, he becomes violent. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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When Man was given mastery over the beasts, someone forgot to tell... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Линк See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$660,874, 5 October 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,720,450
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The script originally called for Link to be a chimpanzee, but when Locke got the role, Link was changed to an orangutan - although trainer Ray Berwick dyed his fur black and gave him prosthetic ears, to make him look more like a chimp. See more »

Goofs

Link is an orangutan and they have reddish-brown fur, in the film he is recalled as a chimp and the trainers dyed his fur black. See more »

Quotes

Imp: [Typing on the monkey computer to Jane] LINK DIRTY BUG
Jane Chase: Oh, come on. You are going to hurt Link's feelings.
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APEMAN
Performed by The Kinks
Music by Ray Davies
Published by Davray Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Carlin Music
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I loved the film Link
12 May 2002 | by SooZeeQ90210See all my reviews

I loved the film Link. It's one of my favorite suspense films. I love it because of it's twists and turns. Plus because of it's great and amazing music score by Jerry Goldsmith. I also like Chimpanzees. I recommend it because it's one of my all time favorite suspense/horror films plus I own it and have seen it hundreds of times. I give it 2 thumbs up for acting and surprises along the way.


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