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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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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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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuga dal futuro - Danger Zone 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Goofs

When Goofy is using the mop to knock the keys off the table, Virgil's collar is white. His collar is supposed to be blue at that point in the plot and is blue in previous and subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Teri: You're free. Go on. Go on.
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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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