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Project X (1987)

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An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X".

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Jonathan Kaplan

Writers:

Lawrence Lasker (story), Stanley Weiser (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willie ... Virgil
Okko Okko ... Goofy
Karanja Karanja ... Goliath
Luke Luke ... Bluebeard
Harry Harry ... Ginger
Arthur Arthur ... Winston
Ciafu Ciafu ... Spike
Lucy Lucy ... Razzberry
Lulu Lulu ... Ethel
Mousie Mousie ... New Recruit
Matthew Broderick ... Jimmy Garrett
Helen Hunt ... Teri
William Sadler ... Dr. Carroll (as Bill Sadler)
Johnny Ray McGhee Johnny Ray McGhee ... Robertson
Jonathan Stark Jonathan Stark ... Sgt. Krieger
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Storyline

A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious "Project X". Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Together, they fought the U.S. Air Force. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Project X See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,309,985, 19 April 1987

Gross USA:

$18,532,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,589,395
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where the security guards are watching the game, the second guard refers to the first guard by the surname Froman. Abe Froman is the alias used by Matthew Broderick's character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). See more »

Goofs

When Teri is trying to get Virgil to sign the word for "apple" his shirt alternates between tucked into his diaper and hanging out in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Garrett: So I'm the new 'Lord Of The Apes'.
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Soundtracks

Shock The Monkey
Written and Performed by Peter Gabriel
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A very touching and uplifting movie, regardless of what PETA says...
6 March 2005 | by inianj02See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie, despite what cynics, bigots and critics say, who can't appreciate a drama that stands on it's own two feet.

It may be regarded as a "chick flick," but it's designed for those who have a heart, who have feelings. I saw this movie as a kid and recently bought it on DVD; I enjoy it now, just as much as I did when I was younger.

I realize that what was done in this movie has been done already in real life years ago, by the US Air Force, but this is a movie--it should be taken lightly as one.

The soundtrack is important in most movies and does great justice to this one. You'd have to appreciate composers of classical music, such as Horner, to appreciate this one. The acting was good and the chimps steal about half of the scenes because it's mostly about them.

I wonder how PETA felt about this movie. I just don't want to hear or read about them whining about anyone harming the chimps...


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