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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.

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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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Eva's new friend has big eyes, hairy feet, and very sticky fingers. 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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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Co-Writer and Director Franco Amurri was inspired to make the film, because of the constant pleading of his young daughter for a pet. See more »

Goofs

When the monkey decides to run away from the gypsy, he is wearing a black diaper. In the following outdoor shots, the diaper is missing. See more »

Quotes

Cab driver: [looking official and impersonal behind dark glasses] Sorry, we don't take Minors, Company rules.
Eva: I'm not a Minor, I'm in a major hurry!
Cab driver: [lowering his sunglasses to indicate that he is a bit human and understanding after all] You got money?
Eva: Yes!
[Takes out a big wad of Cash, the Driver nods *o.k.*]
Eva: GO!
[the Driver takes off]
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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

MONKEY SHINES
Written and Performed by Robert J. Walsh
Courtesy of Screenmusic International
Screenmusic International (BMI)
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Underrated 90s family film
13 November 2017 | by Min111See all my reviews

I remember seeing a lot of family films during the 90s, including many great ones, but this one seems to be missing among those great family films of that time for some strange reason. I do remember seeing Monkey Trouble before, but that was only once; whereas, I remember seeing several other family movies on numerous occasions, so this is something that baffles me in regards to this film. Monkey Trouble is a wonderful family film – very entertaining!!! it's a film that will get you laughing all the way throughout. Out of all the family films you may have seen from that era, this one is most definitely underrated, and unfortunately has gone unnoticed. Like I said, I remember seeing this film once before, but couldn't find the name for it for a sad number of years until I randomly found it on here – remarkable! The amount of reviews this film has here proves just how unnoticeable this film actually was.


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