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Monkeybone (2001)

In a coma, a cartoonist finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone.

Director:

Henry Selick

Writers:

Kaja Blackley (graphic novel "Dark Town"), Sam Hamm
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Stu Miley
Bridget Fonda ... Julie McElroy
John Turturro ... Voice of Monkeybone (voice)
Chris Kattan ... Organ Donor Stu
Giancarlo Esposito ... Hypnos
Rose McGowan ... Miss Kitty
Dave Foley ... Herb (as David Foley)
Megan Mullally ... Kimmy
Bob Odenkirk ... Head Surgeon
Pat Kilbane ... Burger God Rep
Lisa Zane ... Medusa
Whoopi Goldberg ... Death
Sandra Thigpen ... Alice
Wayne Wilderson ... Hutch
Amy Higgins ... Clarissa (as Amy D. Higgins)
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Storyline

In a coma, Stu Miley a cartoonist who created a comic strip called Monkeybone which features a rascal monkey. He finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone. Naturally, Monkeybone himself is there, and he and Stu quickly start fighting like cats and dogs. When Stu realizes that his sister, due to a pact they once made, is preparing to pull the plug on him, Stu makes a deal with Hypnos, the god of sleep, to help him steal a golden ticket from Death himself. But when Monkeybone takes over Stu's body and escapes to wreak havoc on the real world, Stu has to find a way to stop him before his sister pulls the plug on reality forever! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines:

If It Yells, If It Swings, It's Got To Be Monkeybone! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is director Henry Selick's only film to be rated PG-13. See more »

Goofs

As Stu is transferred into his gymnast/organ donor body, when the doctors are pulling out organs, he stands up and startled the doctors. Just then, there is a boom mice visible about the doctors. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Stu Miley: [Buster runs over to Stu, who is near a fountain] Hey buddy! How are ya?
[chuckles]
Stu Miley: How are ya?
[Stu stands up and sees Julie, who is by the fountain]
Julie: [looks into Stu's eyes] Is it you? Is it really you this time?
[they kiss and the camera turns to Herb, who is in the water near the fountain]
Herb: [to the camera] People, for the love of God, take off your clothes. Take *off* your clothes!
[the scenery turns to cartoon, Herb flies away, a number of people remove their clothing and become monkeys]
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Crazy Credits

Following the credits a stop-motion animated statue, which gave Stu Miley his pajamas earlier in the film, is seen for a few seconds holding two flags. One reads THE and the other reads END. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD Extended scenes includes more footage of Lisa Zane singing "Love is a Drug." See more »

Connections

References The Lone Ranger (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Back in the Bag
Written and Performed by Andrew Dorfman
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User Reviews

Thank God Chris Kattan was in this
10 April 2003 | by SweetTooth4MnMsSee all my reviews

Ok. I will admit that "Monkeybone" isn't a very good movie but I only bought it because Chris Kattan was in it. I think his performance is the saving grace for this film. His part is so funny and is the most entertaining scene in this movie. I'm a big fan of Brendan Fraser and he was cute in this one but I didn't think he did a very good job. He should stick to comedies like "Bedazzled" and "Blast From The Past". I also like Bridget Fonda and I think she is a great actress but her talent was wasted here. Even Whoopi Goldberg! As funny as she is I didn't think she used her great humor here. Was this supposed to be a children's movie? Because if it was it was way too raunchy. And I don't think too many kids would've found this funny. But like I said I only bought this one because of Chris Kattan and if you are a fan of his then you should fast forward to his part of the movie. It's the funniest part. But thanks for reading my review! Bye!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Monkeybone Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,685,078, 25 February 2001

Gross USA:

$5,411,999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,622,365
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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