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Monkey Trouble (1994)

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A young girl's life turns hairy when her new pet monkey turns out to be a trained pickpocket on the run from a scheming Gypsy.

Director:

Franco Amurri
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Finster Finster ... Dodger (as 'Finster')
Thora Birch ... Eva
Harvey Keitel ... Azro
Mimi Rogers ... Amy
Christopher McDonald ... Tom
Adrian Johnson Adrian Johnson ... Jack
Julian Johnson Julian Johnson ... Jack
Kevin Scannell Kevin Scannell ... Peter
Alison Elliott ... Tessa
Robert Miranda Robert Miranda ... Drake
Victor Argo ... Charlie
Remy Ryan Remy Ryan ... Katie
Adam LaVorgna ... Mark
Jo Champa ... Annie
John Lafayette ... Cates
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Storyline

Eva is a girl that is feeling left out and ignored when her new baby brother arrives. Nothing is going well for her, until she finds a new friend. Her new friend is Dodger, a monkey. Dodger and Eva become close friends and entertain crowds at the Boardwalk. That is, until Eva finds out that Dodger has a hidden talent - he's a trained thief. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

He's cute. He's cuddly. He's a klepto. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for a moment of menace | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monkey Trouble See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,523,597, 20 March 1994

Gross USA:

$16,453,258

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,453,258
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joanna Berry, Film Critic from the Radio Times described Harvey Keitel starring in this movie as follows: "Quite what the hard-as-nails star of Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Bad Lieutenant (1992) is doing in this comedy adventure is anyone's guess, but his tongue-in-cheek performance will delight adults, almost as much as the monkey business will enchant young children." After Keitel had starred in those violent, expletive-heavy films, he wanted to do this movie for his young daughter. See more »

Goofs

Late in the film, Eva's little brother runs out of a bedroom to get their mother. He is barefoot, but he runs back in wearing shoes. See more »

Quotes

Echo Man: Well-well, so-so nice-ice to-to se-see you-ou ah-all hear-ear to-to-day-day. Thank-ank you-ou all-all for-for come-um-ming-ing.
[to an attractive young lady in a nice sundress]
Echo Man: Hi-hi, dear-dear! Nice-nice out-out-fit-fit.
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Crazy Credits

The film is dedicated "For Eva", after Eva Amurri, director Franco Amurri's daughter. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shameful Sequels: Robocop 3 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

WHO GETS DA LOOT
Performed by Quo
Written by JD Tru and Ross Hogarth
Courtesy of M II Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
JD Tru Music and Hoax Finoax Music (BMI)
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Cute!
11 October 2000 | by Monika-5See all my reviews

I saw this at the dollar theater several years ago on a rainy day with my friend Andrea, who was pregnant and we wanted to see a good family movie. I'm not a big supporter of seeing monkeys as the star of films, but this was a good one. All the little girl (Thora Birch, who several years later became famous for playing the daughter in American Beauty) wanted was a pet, and the writers crafted a cute, touching story. Good performances all around.


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