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Funky Monkey (2004)

Boy genius Michael Dean (Adkins) teams up with a super-talented chimpanzee and his caretaker (Modine) to take down an animal testing lab. In exchange the scientist gives the boy some pointers on the girl of his dreams.

Director:

Harry Basil

Writers:

Lance Kinsey (story), Peter Nelson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Alec McCall
Roma Downey ... Megan
Seth Adkins ... Michael
Alexandre Aubry Alexandre Aubry ... Clemens Impersonator
Jean-Luc Orofino Jean-Luc Orofino ... Clemens Action Impersonator
Pat Finn ... Peters
Taylor Negron ... Flick
Liliana Komorowska ... Nun Cathrine
Kaleigh Krish Kaleigh Krish ... Christina
Gilbert Gottfried ... Dr. Spleen
Jochen Nickel ... Doctor
Fred Ward ... Don Decker
Jeffrey Tambor ... Crane
Luke Stratte-McClure ... Brad
Justine Basil Justine Basil ... Laura
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Storyline

This amusing, darkly comic tale follows CIA agent Jack McCall and a chimpanzee that he attempts to liberate from a testing lab. Named Clemens, the chimp has been trained in martial arts combat, as part of a program designed to turn the creatures into fearsome fighting machines. Naturally this leads to plenty of slapstick moments between Modine and the chimp, especially when they seek refuge in the home of a boy and his mother as the owners of the lab hotfoot it after the escaped primate. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Taglines:

He's One High Tech Super Chimp. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action violence, language and crude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hairy Tale See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was originally shot in France. But when the studio did not like the results, they decided to re-shoot almost the entire movie in San Diego, California. Only a handful of minutes of the original movie shot in France made it to the final cut. See more »

Goofs

When Clements the chimp sprays Michael with the hose, a human hand is visible at the bottom of the screen steadying the sprayer. See more »

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Funky Monkey Rules!
13 June 2005 | by makeham98See all my reviews

Run, don't walk to your nearest video store and get this film! We were fortunate to get it on our MVP membership at Hollywood Video so it was free! It's worth twice that much! The title character is a genetically enhanced super-chimp that is not only very intelligent, but possesses keen Ninja skills as well. Not only that, but he is apparently able to change his height from shot to shot in this awesome movie! Sometimes he's your basic 3 foot tall primate, and other times it looks like he's a human sized ninja fighting side to side with partner Matthew Modine! Wow! This ape is super-talented! Add to this stellar performances from both Taylor Negron and Gilbert Gottfried - what can you say - box office magic! 10 stars! Brain cells - use them or lose them!


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