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Animal Behavior (1989)

A sign language scholar's romance is disrupted by a chimp.

Directors:

Jenny Bowen (as H. Anne Riley), Kjehl Rasmussen

Writer:

Susan Rice
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Allen ... Alex Bristow
Armand Assante ... Mark Mathias
Josh Mostel ... Mel Gorsky
Holly Hunter ... Coral Grable
Richard Libertini ... Doctor Parrish
Jon Shear Jon Shear ... Tyler Forbes (as Jon Matthews)
Nan Martin ... Mrs. Norton
Crystal Buda Crystal Buda ... Cleo Grable
Ivan Bonar Ivan Bonar ... Dr. Ridley
Vivian Warfield Vivian Warfield ... Blaze De Teo
Janni Brenn Janni Brenn ... Mrs. Parrish
Steven Kent Foster Steven Kent Foster ... Nerd
Cynthia Vance Cynthia Vance ... Co-Ed
Joyce Brothers ... Visiting Psychologist (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Alice Drummond ... Site Committee
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The beautiful biologist Alex Brisco develops a new method to communicate with chimpanzees: instead of machines she uses a simple sign language. Her research and competition with ignorant colleagues lets her overlook the amorous approaches of cellist Mark. She accepts his help, but no more, because she believes he's married. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Affe zum Knutschen See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Gross USA:

$41,526
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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This is a light romantic comedy with great shots of the University of New Mexico.
31 August 2000 | by cathexis_belleSee all my reviews

As an extra in this movie, I got to see the behind the scenes production and found myself entranced by the innate sweetness of Holly Hunter and Karen Allen. The movie is not terribly deep; however, it it is funny and provides what it was meant to: entertainment. Filmed mostly at the University of New Mexico in the early 80's, the scenery is gorgeous.


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