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O Quinto Macaco (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama | 5 October 1990 (USA)
A Brazilian snake hunter, trying to make enough money to marry the woman he loves, finds four mysterious chimpanzees. He embarks upon a journey to sell them in the big city, and learns a ... See full summary »

Director:

Éric Rochat

Writers:

Éric Rochat, Jacques Zibi (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Antonio Ameijeiras Antonio Ameijeiras ... First Man
André Barros André Barros ... Man 3
Catalina Bonakie Catalina Bonakie ... Old Lady at Dinner
Tania Boscoli Tania Boscoli ... Widow
Katia Bronstein Katia Bronstein ... Mrs. Tramp
Ariel Coelho Ariel Coelho ... Pastor
Henrique Cuckerman Henrique Cuckerman ... Store Owner
Nadinho Da Ilha Nadinho Da Ilha ... Singer
Silvia De Carvalho Silvia De Carvalho ... Maria
Enrique Diaz Enrique Diaz ... Miner (as Enrique Díaz)
Romeu Evaristo Romeu Evaristo ... Man 4
Chico Expedito Chico Expedito ... Miner
Lourival Felix Lourival Felix ... Man 1 (Warehouse)
Vera Fischer ... Mrs. Watts
Aloisio Flores Aloisio Flores ... Prisoner
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A Brazilian snake hunter, trying to make enough money to marry the woman he loves, finds four mysterious chimpanzees. He embarks upon a journey to sell them in the big city, and learns a lot about himself and the world around him on the way there. Written by <jer@thlogic.com>

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A fable of love, loyalty and life. See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

PG-13
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Country:

Brazil | USA

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

5 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fifth Monkey See more »

Filming Locations:

Parati, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Ben Kingsley as Jungle Ninja
4 December 2006 | by reverendtomSee all my reviews

This is one of the flat out funniest movies I've ever seen. 10 out of 10 for sure. Ben Kingsley stars as a man who has special powers over animals. He travels across the jungles with four monkeys, and the identity of the fifth monkey is debatable. My theory is that it is Kingsley, but friends of mine have argued that it is a mysterious monkey that Kingsley sees in a waterfall at one point. There is monkey-like love scene, a crazy old rich woman with a private zoo and her own crazy drunken veternarian, averted prison rape, Kingsley ninja action and more. Its been years since I've seen this film, but at my house in college we watched this film repeatedly. It never gets old. It has a nice laid back pace to it, and as I said before, it is hilarious. (Mostly unintentionally funny, I believe.) 10/10.


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