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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

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


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Projekt X See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,532,286
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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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When they decide to take Virgil out of the complex, Garrett says "let's get the hell out of here" but his words don't match his mouth. His mouth movements actually say, "Let's get the f--- out of here." See more »

Quotes

Dr. Carroll: The chimp might be smart but I think his trainer's smarter. You've earned yourself a promotion.
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Referenced in NCIS: Los Angeles: Greed (2011) See more »

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Shock The Monkey
Written and Performed by Peter Gabriel
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Helpless Dancer, just mentally helpless?
13 August 2005 | by xavier-borjaSee all my reviews

"This was pretty corny and unbelievable. What I call a silly drama. The acting was good, but the plot was totally unrealistic. At least, I don't think a monkey can fly a plane. The government is experimenting with chimps to see how long they can fly a plane in a simulated situation after taking a lethal dose of radiation. Helen Hunt's pet monkey gets into this program, and she is driven to rescuing him before his turn comes up. With the help of an air force cadet, she breaks the chimp out of the installation, but is in for big trouble from the military big-shots. Some tense moments follow, but they are so hammy that I couldn't get to worked up over the whole deal. Cute family show with some profanity."

Totally unrealistic, eh? Isn't ironic that this actually happened in real life? *shock*


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