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Dunston Checks In (1996)

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A young boy befriends a larcenous orangutan in a luxury hotel.

Director:

Ken Kwapis

Writers:

John Hopkins (story), John Hopkins (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Alexander ... Robert Grant
Faye Dunaway ... Mrs. Dubrow
Eric Lloyd ... Kyle Grant
Rupert Everett ... Lord Rutledge
Graham Sack ... Brian Grant
Paul Reubens ... Buck LaFarge
Glenn Shadix ... Lionel Spalding
Nathan Davis ... Victor Dubrow
Jennifer Bassey ... Mrs. Dellacroce
Judith Scott ... Nancy
Bruce Beatty ... Murray
Danny Comden ... Norm
Steven Gilborn ... Artie
Lois De Banzie Lois De Banzie ... Mrs. Winthrop
Natalie Core Natalie Core ... Mrs. Feldman
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Storyline

Robert's a beleaguered concierge of the luxury hotel owned by Mrs. Dubrow. She tells Robert an undercover reviewer is coming and to look sharp. If he does well he might get a promotion and some time off to take his sons, Brian and Kyle, on vacation. But then the villainous jewel-thief Rutledge checks in with his specially trained orangutan, Dunston. And when Dunston gets loose and tries to escape a life of crime with the help of Brian and Kyle, things go just a little lunatic. Written by Kathy Li

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He's about to turn a Five Star Hotel into a three ring circus.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apestreker See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,996,891, 14 January 1996

Gross USA:

$9,871,065

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,871,065
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Some of the interior New York hotel scenes were filmed in Los Angeles at the old Bullocks Wilshire Building, which is no longer open. Others were also filmed at the Dorchester Hotel in London. See more »

Goofs

During the Royal Suite scene, the shirt under Kyle's overalls changes. Even if one assumed that Kyle "packed an extra shirt" when they brought Dunston to the suite, the shirt change would still be an editing error as the shirt changes twice AFTER Kyle takes a bath. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Doorman: Welcome to the Majestic Hotel.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, the morning preparations in a luxury hotel are shown. As the credits end, a concierge in a top hat opens the door with the words "Welcome to the Majestic Hotel". See more »

Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Performed by Eric Lloyd
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great movie!
4 July 2003 | by fwhalen477See all my reviews

i just love this movie! it is so funny, and such a great film for kids AND adults. it is way underrated. i seriously think that anyone would enjoy this movie because in my heart, it's an instant classic! DUNSTON LIVES FOREVER!


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