A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious "Project X"…
Release Year: 1987
Rating: 5.9/10 (4,959 voted)
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Willie
A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious "Project X". Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told.
Writers: Stanley Weiser, Stanley Weiser
(as Bill Sadler)
Johnny Ray McGhee
Following orders isn't the only way to become a hero.
Release Date: 17 April 1987
Filming Locations: Stage 15, 20th Century Fox Studios – 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Did You Know?
As the emotional sounds that chimps make do not in any way resemble those of humans, it was decided to create their vocalizations using actors. Every chimp sound in the picture, other than one very brief outburst, is ADR. The role of Goliath, the giant ape, was voiced by the African-American actor 'Arthur Burghart', who played Dr. Jack Scott on "One Life at a Time" and the smallest female chimp, Daisy, was voiced by 'Annie Lockhart' of "Battleship Gallactica" fame. Norman B. Schwartz was the vocal effects director.
The leather jacket Jimmy Garret wears is actually a Navy G-1 flight jacket worn by Navy aircrew. Being in the Air Force he would wear the Air Force A-2 jacket.
You're free. Go on. Go on.
Surprisingly, very good
Much to my surprise, it was easy to like this film. All of the primates
a great job, and although some scenes were a little hard to believe, the
overall story had a good message and many terrific moments, especially
towards the end. It was a very funny film at times, but for me, the more
dramatic moments worked the best. A very enjoyable experience.