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Going Bananas (1987)

While on vacation in a fictitious African country, the young son of a US senator, his guardian and their guide must stop the corrupt local police chief and the shady owner of a local circus from capturing their new friend - a talking ape.

Director:

Boaz Davidson

Writers:

Tamar Bornstein-Lazar (novels) (as Tamar Borenstein), Menahem Golan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dom DeLuise ... Big Bad Joe Hopkins
Jimmie Walker ... Mozambo (as Jimmie C. Walker)
David Mendenhall ... Ben McNamara
Deep Roy ... Bonzo
Warren Berlinger ... Palermo
Herbert Lom ... Captain Mackintosh
Len Sparrowhawk Len Sparrowhawk ... Ship's Captain
Peter J. Elliott Peter J. Elliott ... First Mate / Clown #2
Fats Dibeco Fats Dibeco ... Sergeant Abdul
Graham Armitage ... Cake Waiter
Mike Westcott Mike Westcott ... Robert Anderson, American Ambassador
Philip Van der Byl Philip Van der Byl ... Clown #1
Bobby Porter ... Clown #3
Irene Frangs Irene Frangs ... Nurse
Simpson Correra Simpson Correra ... Dentist / Tour Guide
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Storyline

Deep in Africa's exotic Momba-Zomba Land, young David Menden-Hall (Over the Top) befriends a mischievous little chimpanzee--only to discover the critter can talk! Soon, his friends Joe (Dom DeLuise) and Mozambo (Jimmie Walker) are going ape trying to save the chatty chimp after he's sold to the circus by crooked police chief Herbert Lom (The Pink Panther)! It's one cliff-hanger after another as the three friends embark on a zany, slapstick safari into non-stop monkeyshines! Written by Wayne Russell

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Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

African Adventure See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

At some point Bud Spencer was considered in the role of Big Bad Joe, promotional material with him having already been made. It was also considered to use a real trailed ape in the role of Bonzo. See more »

Quotes

Bonzo: Bonzo love Ben!
Ben: And Ben love Bonzo.
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Connections

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People need to really grow up.
4 September 2008 | by djgold_1999See all my reviews

I just saw the reviews on Meet the Spartans, The Comebacks and SuperBad. Those movies are kind of R-like rated movies. They were intended to entertain.

I looked up this movie, just to see if people with "common sense" would refer to it, as a family cute comedy. But no, again, I'll say it, "Tom Hanks" isn't in it. His boring movie "Big" is a classic and in a shrine. Boring as it was back in the 80's and even now.

This movie, caught my attention as a kid, due to a main character, a monkey. The movie had a perfect cast. I've gotten my friends started on this movie and they agree, "wonderful family comedy". It is made in the mid to late 80's, so for a funny clean hearted movie, how can any "loser" find anything negative about it. That's right, no Tom Hanks.

The same people who have said negative things about each and every good comedy I liked believed that Will middle age Ferrell is funny. When he's not funny but annoying looking. His movies are considered good, but why? If you can find this movie on DVD, but it asap, "absolute classic".


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