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 »
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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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When the Air Force assigned Jimmy Garrett to a top secret project, he didn't know what he was in for. Neither did they. See more »


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The back of Jimmy's jacket says "King Louis". King Louie is the name of the Borden orangutan in Walt Disney's 1967 animated film "The Jungle Book", as well as the Gigantopithecus in the 2016 adaptation. See more »

Goofs

When Virgil is working with Teri in the University Dept. of Psychology he wants to play so he sets the hands of the clock to 4:20. The next time we see the clock it's set to 9:10. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Garrett: A human pilot would react differently, because a human pilot would know that he's going to die.
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Referenced in Diminishing Returns: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2017) See more »

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You Baby You
Written by Chris McCarty and Gary Mallaber
Performed by Billy Burnette
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This is one great movie starring Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt.
28 September 1998 | by Willis-4See all my reviews

What are you people thinking with these ratings? This was a super movie filled with emotions, and finally a decent movie concerning man and monkey. Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt do a wonderful job, and the movie touches a part of your soul. Great film.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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