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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:

My African Adventure See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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One of two films that David Mendenhall would be involved with Menahem Golan in some capacity. Golan would direct Mendenhall in Over the Top (1987) with Sylvester Stallone and the screenplay for this film was written by Golan. See more »

Quotes

Ship's Captain: He's going to the jungles of Africa, slippers won't save him.
Big Bad Joe: Captain, I've been appointed as this boy's caretaker for the remainder of this journey.
Ben: Captain, my father arranged for a guide to meet us.
Ship's Captain: A guide huh? He'll probably eat you
[laughs]
Ship's Captain: .
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I love Bonzo
13 May 2004 | by jshell26See all my reviews

This movie was AWESOME !! It was so ridiculous. I LOVE BEN & BONZO !!!!

How could you not love that adorable ape?? And what about Ben??? He and Bonzo really made a nice pair!!

I recommend that you DONT let your kids watch this movie as it is too violent! You don't want your little one to be influenced by this banana throwing ape! I can see it now, you are in a nice restaurant and your little tike jumps up on the tables and starts launching bananas at the waiter!!!!

Hope you all enjoyed this creative flick as much as I did! It is a CLASSIC !!


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