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Link (1986)

When a Jane Chase, a young zoology student, is invited to assist anthropologist Steven Phillips with his experiments involving chimpanzees, mysterious events occur that all center around Phillip's super intelligent simian servant, Link.

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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For thousands of years man has enslaved the ape. Now, the tables are about to turn... 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

EMI and Cannon between them cut 13 minutes from the film for release. 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

Link: [On keyboard] COOK PHONE.
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Alternate Versions

There is another edition of the movie. On the French DVD and VHS, the film is longer and gives to the movie a much more psychological effect. If the first scene in the US cut is missing (the Imp's escape) all the parts with Terence Stamp are much longer and makes the movie much more coherent. Unfortunately, the only language provided on the French DVD is French. See more »

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Soundtracks

APEMAN
Performed by The Kinks
Music by Ray Davies
Published by Davray Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Carlin Music
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Link
24 December 2002 | by brerbryanSee all my reviews

Although this was not academy award material,i thought 'link' was an enjoyable and educational movie. I saw this movie when i was 16 years old,and had no idea that chimpanzees were so strong. After watching the film, i studied a book at the library about them,and was amazed at the things they can do. Most people don't realize just how large they can be. Many chimpanzees in the zoo can weigh 175lbs as adults, which is the same as a human. They are over a foot shorter than we are, but they have denser bone and muscle,which makes them heavier. Interesting animals.


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