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The Ape (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 18 June 2005 (USA)
A young writer, nearing a mental breakdown caused by his family and boss, moves into an apartment occupied by a walking, talking, foul-mouthed ape in a Hawaiian shirt and Converse High Tops.

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James Franco
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Credited cast:
James Franco ... Harry Walker
Brian Lally ... The Ape
Allison Bibicoff ... Cathy
Stacey Miller Stacey Miller ... Beth
Vince Jolivette Vince Jolivette ... Steve
Nori Jill Phillips ... Judy
Danny Molina ... Raoul
David Markey David Markey ... Flies With Eagles
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sydney DeMarco Sydney DeMarco ... Girl in office
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Human resources drone and put-upon family man Harry imagines he could be the next Dostoyevsky if he could just get a little peace and quiet. When he moves into his own apartment to craft his masterpiece, his solitude is broken by an unexpected roommate-a foul-mouthed, Hawaiian shirt-wearing gorilla, eager to share his opinions on life, love, and animal magnetism. Written by Anonymous

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Harry Walker's life just got a little hairier.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A majom See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$225,000 (estimated)
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RabbitBandini Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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James Franco's directional debut See more »

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Featured in Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013) See more »

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The Bird
Camille Saint-Saëns (as Camille Saint-Saens)
Provided by: Associated Production Music LLC
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Why waste time and/or money?
28 June 2006 | by Jon RichardsonSee all my reviews

As a film school graduate, I've seen my share of terrible films. Being a fan of James Franco's, I felt that The Ape would at least be interesting. Instead, I was tricked into watching a pretentious James Franco ego-trip. The only good part of the film was its music, which wasn't featured enough. Otherwise, this film was slowly paced, overly perverse, wordy, misdirected, miscast and wildly unclever. I hate bashing somebody's hard work, but if I were to sugar-coat my feelings, somebody might make the same mistake that I made by watching The Ape.

The next time James Franco has this much time on his hands, I suggest he take up treasure hunting, or anything else that doesn't involve writing or directing.


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