The Movie Entertainment of the 21st Century – Movie Lists, DVD and Movie Trailers in HD, New Releases and High Definition Movies Online

Project X

Plot

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)

Director:
Jonathan Kaplan

Stars: Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Willie

Storyline
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

Cast:

Willie

Virgil


Okko

Goofy


Karanja

Goliath


Luke

Bluebeard


Harry

Ginger


Arthur

Winston


Clafu

Spike


Lucy

Razzberry


Lulu

Ethel


Mousie

New Recruit


Matthew Broderick

Jimmy Garrett


Helen Hunt

Teri


William Sadler

Dr. Carroll

(as Bill Sadler)


Johnny Ray McGhee

Robertson


Jonathan Stark

Sgt. Krieger

Taglines:
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



Box Office Details

Budget: $18,000,000

(estimated)

Gross: $18,532,286
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

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.

Goofs:

Factual errors:
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.

Quotes:

[last lines]

Teri:
You're free. Go on. Go on.



User Review

Surprisingly, very good

Rating: 8/10

Much to my surprise, it was easy to like this film. All of the primates
did
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.