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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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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

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Trivia

Clyde the Organgatan from the hit Clint Eastwood films, Every Which Way but Loose (1978) and Any Which Way You Can (1980) showed up at Menahem Golan's office in which he shamelessly pitched this film to Clyde's agents in an attempt to sign him for his Cannon productions. When that didn't happen, he presented director Boaz Davidson with Deep Roy (who would eventually dress up as a monkey) and brazenly told him, "Meet your new monkey!" See more »

Quotes

Bonzo: Bonzo love Ben!
Ben: And Ben love Bonzo.
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it was so horrible i couldn't take my eyes away from the screen
25 March 2005 | by muchneededescapeSee all my reviews

I was watching TV one day with a friend and we caught the last twenty minutes of "Going Bananas." Believe me when I say it was enough to get a good judgment of the film. The first scene that I saw was the monkey, the kid, the fat guy, and the black guy who looked like Dave Chappelle, flying around in a crop duster thousands of feet in the air. While everyone else was solemn about the journey, the monkey seemed to be on some kind of drug binge where he kept shouting something that resembled the English word faster. They then landed on a twenty yard long dock in Africa. After a heart felt goodbye where the monkey cried (Hahahaha), the "villains" of the film appeared. They were tearing complete ass in their vintage Cadillac when the evil monkey took an Air Jordan leap form the dock onto the boat that was sailing away a clean 40 yards away and made them sink their beautiful car into the Pacific Ocean. After seeing this film, I have a new purpose in life; to find the midget who played the monkey and stab him in the eye with a fountain pen.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1988 (USA) See more »

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