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Summer of the Monkeys (1998)

Summer Of The Monkeys (set in 1910 on the prairies of Canada) follows the story of a young boy, Jay, who dreams of getting enough money to buy his dream horse. One summer Jay finds four ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Wilson Rawls (book), Greg Taylor (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Ontkean ... John Lee
Leslie Hope ... Sarah Lee
Wilford Brimley ... Grandpa Sam Ferrans
Corey Sevier ... Jay Berry Lee
Katie Stuart ... Daisy Lee
Don Francks ... Bayliss Hatcher
André Thérien André Thérien ... Jobert
B.J. McLellan B.J. McLellan ... Toby
Danny Mulvihill Danny Mulvihill ... Phillip
Kim Schraner ... Rose
Melissa Lozoff ... Miss Freeman (as Melissa Thompson)
Wayne Best ... Mr. Patterson
Beverly Cooper Beverly Cooper ... Librarian
Blaine Hart Blaine Hart ... Conductor
Russell Badger ... Tom
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Storyline

Summer Of The Monkeys (set in 1910 on the prairies of Canada) follows the story of a young boy, Jay, who dreams of getting enough money to buy his dream horse. One summer Jay finds four chimps on the prairie who have fallen off a circus cart. He later learns that there is a big reward for them. Enough to buy the horse... however, as time goes on he befriends the chimps... and it becomes apparent that Jay can't bear to part with them. Written by Nate Gardner <KZegersFan@sugar-river.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The book had fifty monkeys and one chimp, not four chimps like the movie has. See more »

Goofs

The title of this film should more accurately be "Summer of the Apes" as chimpanzees are not in the monkey family but in the ape family. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2009 Wesscott Marketing Region 1 DVD uses the sped-up 25 fps PAL video from a 24 fps film source. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Corner Gas: Bend It Like Brent (2008) See more »

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Great Adaptation of Wilson Rawls Classic Novel
9 June 2002 | by scottca075See all my reviews

This is a well acted & directed adaptation of Wilson Rawls "Summer of the Monkeys". A truly great movie for kids and a book that ought to be read too, along with Rawls award winning, "Where the Red Fern Grows".

Good summer fare for kids out of school for the summer and entertaing for adults too.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El verano de los monos See more »

Filming Locations:

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,391, 1 November 1998

Gross USA:

$22,500
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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