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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:

Pet See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$16,344,520
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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

Eva uses plastic-handled scissors to cut the fried chicken, much of which is obviously hard and crunchy, and so those flimsy-handled (the blades' metal handle-portions have just short stumpy tabs on the ends that only protrude a small distance into the plastic handles instead of extending all the way into and around the finger-loops, and so this type of scissors is notorious for the handles' breaking at this spot) scissors would never have been able to hack off a large/thick piece of the chicken, especially with the awkward clumsy manner in which the small-handed Eva is operating the scissors. 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

Features The Wabbit Who Came to Supper (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

MONKEY SHINES
Written and Performed by Robert J. Walsh
Courtesy of Screenmusic International
Screenmusic International (BMI)
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Flawed, corny, predictable family fun flick
20 May 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Monkey Trouble" tells of an organ grinder's (Keitel) pickpocket monkey who abandons his boss and adopts a young girl (Birch) leading to much monkey business. All of the human actors in this corny flick are upstaged by the monkey star whose antics make this predictable family comedy worth watching. Nuff said.


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