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Ed (1996)

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

Director:

Bill Couturié

Writers:

Ken Richards (story), Janus Cercone (story) | 1 more credit »
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt LeBlanc ... Jack 'Deuce' Cooper
Gene Ross ... Red
Paul Hewitt ... Bucky
Sage Allen Sage Allen ... Cooper's Mother
Stan Ivar ... Cooper's Father
Jim O'Heir ... Art
Rick Johnson ... Kurt 'Crush' Bunyon
Valente Rodriguez ... Jesus Rodriquez
Jack Warden ... Chubb
Bill Cobbs ... Tipton
Leonard Kelly-Young ... Customer (Joe)
Jayne Brook ... Lydia
Patrick Kerr ... Kirby
Jim Caviezel ... Dizzy Anderson
Troy Evans ... Bus Driver
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Ed watches an episode of Friends (1994), the show that made Matt LeBlanc a star. The scene he watches features Marcel, the pet monkey of one of the characters. He appeared in the first 2 seasons, and his story-lines were similar to the one in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Lydia: Two fingers is a curve ball, right?
Jack 'Deuce' Cooper: That's a peace sign, I think.
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Soundtracks

I Don't Wanna Grow Up
Written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
Performed by Ramones
Courtesy of Radioactive Records
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User Reviews

 
A Monkey Plays Baseball
5 September 2017 | by cyrusaazamSee all my reviews

This movie has a lot of great things going for it. For one thing, there is a monkey in this movie and the monkey is playing baseball! Just like a human would. Also, there are other things that are good about this movie too probably.

Matt Leblanc is in this movie. You probably remember him as one of the five funniest Friends on "Friends." This is easily his best feature film outside of doing "Friends," if for no other reason than this is the only movie I can think of that he was ever in.

I don't want to spoil anything, and this is the type of movie that will really keep you guessing right up til the end, so I will end my review here. Let me just say that, if you only see one movie where Matt Leblanc plays baseball with a monkey, it should be "Ed!"


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mickey's Monkey See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,910,840, 17 March 1996

Gross USA:

$4,422,380

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,422,380
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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