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Ed (1996)

A trained chimpanzee plays third base for a minor-league baseball team.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack 'Deuce' Cooper
... Red
... Bucky
Sage Allen ... Cooper's Mother
... Cooper's Father
... Art
... Kurt 'Crush' Bunyon
... Jesus Rodriquez
... Chubb
... Tipton
... Customer (Joe)
... Lydia
... Kirby
... Dizzy Anderson
... Bus Driver


Farm boy Jack Cooper is drafted into the minor league Santa Rosa Rockets as a pitcher because of his rocket arm. He being drafted is despite he not having organized baseball experience at any level. He is nicknamed "Deuce" by his fellow players as the two finger signal is the catcher's sign to throw a curve ball, Coop's favorite and most killer pitch. But in the early going, Coop demonstrates that he chokes under pressure as throwing his famous curve ball usually results in an out-of-the-park home run. Kirby, the son of the team owner, purchases a chimpanzee as the team mascot, who the team members name Ed Sullivan. The coach, Chubb, "decides" that Ed will room with Coop, a move not without ulterior motives. Ed ends up being an overgrown kid in mentality, which makes him a pain for Coop to manage, leading to one misadventure after another for the pair. Ed not only is a fan of baseball, but has a rocket arm of his own. As such, Chubb also decides to use Ed as a player at third base, a ... Written by Huggo

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Minor league. Major friendship. See more »


Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, crude humor and brief mild violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ed - Csimpánz a pályán  »

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Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Texas Rangers second baseman Mark McLemore, long time friend of Matt LeBlanc, spent time during off season teaching LeBlanc how to look and play like a major league baseball player. See more »


Jack "Duece" Cooper: [to a spider] Hey Charlotte, where's Wilbur?
[cut to his mom serving up ham]
Jack "Duece" Cooper: Wilbur, Mom you didn't.
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I Don't Want to Sober Up Tonight
Written and Performed by Merle Haggard
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Another Crude 'Family Film' That Stinks
10 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

It looks like everyone here at IMDb is pretty unanimous about this film - it stinks! And, as a movie billed as "family film," it's an insult and a bad joke.

Yeah, there are some likable characters in here and I would be lying if I didn't admit I laughed at a number of gags but I (along with two parents) was embarrassed showing this advertised "kids' film" to their children, only to hear Jesus's name used in vain twice within six minutes and then hear all kinds of sexual innuendos by the little girl in the movie. A little girl once commenting about a guy having a "great butt" and another time asking another if he's gay. Come on! Also, you can tag on the normal amount of what it called "bathroom humor." It's everywhere here.

What the film is, basically, is garbage, despite the baseball angle. I usually enjoy baseball films, but I can't classify this as such. Parents: do your homework before watching some of these "family" films because some of them are the normal crude comedies of today's Hollywood.

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